Where Are the USA and the World Headed? - By Gene Lawley - https://www.raptureready.com/2023/03/04/where-are-the-usa-and-the-world-headed-by-gene-lawley/
Recently I had an article posted that tied together the history of money with the age-old warfare between God and Satan. I titled the article “The Felonious Fiber of Fraudulent Factions” to show that the opposition to God was of evil origin with subtle intentions for control of mankind and world domination.
The article just skimmed the surface of that centuries-old, persistent goal toward a one-world government to be led by an elite few who would be served by “lesser equals.” That latter group could not be more than 500 million; thus, you have the “population reduction” efforts of the insistent abortion promoters who are hiding that purpose behind “women’s health and rights.” Add to that the “pandemic” that came about as laboratory experts worked on a “gain-of-function” plan for a means to destroy more of those “lesser equals.”
These are major charges to make, but the trend is apparent in an overall view of what is happening in the USA and the world. The prophecy that the Apostle Paul presented in 2 Thessalonians 2 cannot be scoffed at by anyone who fully seeks the Lord’s wisdom of our times. That prophecy of Paul’s revelation says, “The falling away must come first, then….” Of course, you may insist that these things are merely history repeating itself once again, but it is like a swarm of bees that break away with the queen bee’s leadership. The world, likewise, is following the evil leadership of the servants of Satan, for Jesus said of that one, “The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy!” (John 10:10a).
In the United States, we have led the nations in economic freedom and liberty, generally living the Declaration of Independence, and evil-minded people hate this country for its pinnacle of success thus far. However, in these first two years of the Biden administration, that “bee swarm” has engulfed the nation like “gang-busters!”
Queen Bee Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, led the swarm, and her Democrats, in lockstep, followed dutifully after her dictates. When bees swarm, they take off, not knowing where they are going, and wherever the queen bee stops, that’s where they end up until a beekeeper takes over.
Over in the Senate, Majority Leader Senator Charles Schumer led that cheering squad to produce the most devastating results on the nation’s sovereignty.
That “swarm” of such followers can be identified as the obvious destruction of mankind in the moral degradation embedded in the widespread embracing of the LGBTQ+ agenda and its associated drive to turn God’s good and well-done creation of mankind in His own image. It’s called “trans-gender” choice, an impossible concept that is turning willing participants into surgical mutilations of irreversible devastation.
The knowledge of these things and their part in the total goal of world domination is not lost in God’s understanding. Psalm 147:5 says, “Great is our Lord, and of great power; His understanding is infinite.”
Is it now clear that the “falling away” has intensified the moment after our current president repeated his oath of office? That afternoon, he canceled America’s energy independence and opened our southern border to anyone wanting to enter. Then he began to fill his administration with LGBTQ+ people and their adherents, certain to turn true morality upside down.
In two years, Biden has increased the national debt by $7 Trillion to $32 Trillion with annual interest at $400 Billion. It can never be repaid, just as the globalists have planned. It is said to be more than our annual economic growth, and the only money supply for the nation is that which is borrowed from the Federal Reserve.
Then Putin of Russia, China, North Korea–the whole world–saw Biden as a weak president. They began their aggressive planning to topple the United States from its leadership role of freedom and liberty in the world.
Putin invaded Ukraine, and North Korea began ramping up its missile testing. China, we now are learning, has been into our secrets for years, apparently with some high-level blessing from those who are hidden enemies of this nation.
When President Obama uttered that telling statement of his true absence of loyalty to this nation at the April 30, 2016, DC Correspondents’ Dinner, it was not “conspiracy theory” but conspiracy reality that we heard. He muttered during his introductory remarks, “The end of the Republic has never looked better!”
Then, recently, it was revealed that one of Dr. Anthony S. Fauci’s emails of some time ago noted his ultimate expectation, saying, “My work will be finished when America is destroyed.” This is the man who figured highly in the COVID pandemic issues. He is the highest-paid employee in the USA and claims he has never lied to Congress, so he maintained to Senator Ted Cruz.
One might add here that with friends like those, we do not need any enemies. And adding to them are those known “rhinos” in the House and Senate who ride the fence on crucial issues that are being considered.
But the Scripture says these things must come first. Then the One who is and has been resisting the encroaching evil be removed—the believers in Christ in whom the Spirit of Christ dwells.
The Bible says it will happen at the right time for that evil one, the Antichrist, to take over the world and move toward his ultimate destruction in the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20).
Out of the darkness comes the light of Holy Scripture. We see that when the One who holds back the evil takeover is removed, that one who has the heritage of the ancient Romans will be ready to take charge. That is the prophecy of Daniel 9:26-27 and its context.
In the total disarray when the disappearance of multiple thousands suddenly happens, he is ready and available. In 1954, it was reported that the United Nations leaders exclaimed, “Bring us one who can lead us out of these problems, and we will accept him whether he be god or devil.” Their problems of today are clearly multiplied over those of that time.
This one, having been prepared for this role, will become a “friend” of Israel and will establish a seven-year peace treaty for the Jews in safety from their Islamic enemies and others. He will also allow them to rebuild their temple in Jerusalem and again return to the law of Moses in its functions.
He will be accepted as their Messiah, one who has no nail holes in his hands or feet. Then, halfway through the seven years, he will abruptly close their temple worship and declare himself to be God and will require all to worship him as God.
This is the “abomination of desolation” that Daniel prophesied of in that context noted above. Paul brought it forward to its time of activation, as recorded in 2 Thessalonians 2:3b-4: “…the son of perdition who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
He will take his place as the head of the United Nations at its headquarters in New York City, and the sovereignty of the USA will be no more. No Scripture makes any clear statement of the nation called the USA, so it will be subservient to the Antichrist’s dictates.
Will there be a “great awakening” revival before then, or will the “MAGA” (Make America Great Again) faction overthrow the left’s globalist agenda? Or perhaps both? God’s plan in the Scriptures seems to point to what is related in this article. The great outreach by those 144 thousand Jewish evangelists told of in Revelation 7 is the only direct indication of great multitudes coming to Christ.
There is one prophecy that indicates a reference to this nation. It is Revelation 18, the whole chapter. Old Babylon was in the Middle East and has never returned to its former glory, nor has it had any involvement in current matters of the world. This Babylon is a great city like New York City.
When John was given this prophecy, America had not been discovered. The United Nations is located there. It is the center of world financial interest whose eyes are always on Wall Street. The central bank of the Federal Reserve is there.
The world’s merchants wail at its destruction as they watch from afar off. Verse 11 tells us this: “And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buys their merchandise anymore.”
The whole world is in turmoil with the sudden disappearance of millions of people. Property ownership will be in turmoil, and bank accounts will no longer have an owner; perhaps even the money in them will mean nothing as legal tender. The major topic of concern will be survival by the time of this series of judgments told in Revelation 18.
The preview of that last half of the period is told in Revelation 6:15-17 when Jesus authorizes the opening of that sixth seal:
“And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?'”
This is the picture of what is to come in the last days of this age, the straightforward revealing of Scripture. In this, believers have a hope that is “an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast….” (Hebrews 6:19). They will have been taken to be with Jesus before the seven years of judgment reserved for the Jewish people for their disobedience and rejection of Christ, their true Messiah.
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Globalism, Lawlessness, Apostasy: The World Is Ready, But Is the Church? – By Amir Tsarfati - https://harbingersdaily.com/globalism-lawlessness-apostasy-the-world-is-ready-but-is-the-church/
The world is ready. We know that. The push for globalism, the new trick, which, by the way, even the Pope is taking a very big part in, is now global warming. It’s climate change. They say that climate change is now the biggest thing. And the Pope, by the way, said that for the sake of climate change, a global government is required. Ladies and gentlemen, they tried everything and the last push is now underway. The world is ready. Europe is ready. Israel is back in the land. The word has been preached all over the world. The spirit of the anti-Christ, apostasies all over. Lawlessness is everywhere. Everything is ready. The question is are you ready?
We live in a time of unprecedented prophetic fulfillment. When Jesus came the first time, numerous (some say 300) prophecies about His coming were fulfilled. All of them pertained to the Jews and Jesus. However, now we live in a time when prophecy is being fulfilled about Israel, the church, false Christs, failing human character, wars and rumors of wars, ethnic tensions, famine, pestilence, geological and atmospheric anomalies, coalitions of forces which will invade Israel, and a host of other things.
You would think everyone would be living with the expectation of the appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Yet, Jesus Himself said of the days in which we live:
Matthew 24:44 KJV – “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”
You would think that with all we are seeing, with all that is clearly prophetic, and with the precursors of things that will be fulfilled in the Tribulation, that the church would be abuzz with excitement and a sense of urgency for people to come to Christ. Yet, according to those who gather such statistics, of the 2.42 billion people who bear the label Christian today, only 6.6% believe in the rapture of the church.
As sad as this is to realize, it, too, is prophetic in two ways. First, Jesus is coming at a time when expectation of His return to gather the church to Himself is low. Second, it fulfills what Jesus said things would be like right before the Tribulation:
Matthew 24:36-39 KJV – “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
Remember, Genesis 2:5 says there was no rain on the earth. Then, at the time of the flood, Genesis 7:4 says God “caused it to rain.” We also know that Noah and family built the ark for over 100 years. So Noah was building a boat on dry land on a planet where it had never rained, and 2 Peter 2:5 says Noah was a preacher of righteousness. That tells us while he built, he preached. Yet, when the the time of global judgment came, the people of the earth did not expect it.
In our day the Bible has told us that there is a coming global empire headed by the Antichrist. The Bible has prophesied that mankind would be lovers of self and haters of God. The Bible has foretold that in the church fables would be preferred over sound doctrine and that Israel would be invaded by Russia, Iran, Turkey, Libya, and Sudan. Currently, three of these countries have a military presence on Israel’s northern border.
Yet the expectation of the coming of the Lord to gather His church to meet Him in the air with the dead in Christ is very low, and for many it is not expected at all.
Romans 1:24-25 KJV – “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”
The word “creature” can be translated as “creation”. Are people worshipping “creation” today? There are those today who think we should use any means possible to lower the population of the earth for the sake of the planet. They fabricate things about climate change and don’t mention that the climate has always changed and that historically it has been much warmer in the past than it is now. Yet, when the temperatures were higher the sea levels didn’t rise and kill millions of people or animals.
Genesis 8:22 KJV – “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”
God said things will continue as He created them as long as the earth remains.
It is a sad reality that very few churches today are teaching their people about Bible prophecy, leaving them without the hope and comfort of knowing the Lord is coming to take us in a moment and twinkling of an eye to the Father’s house to forever be with Him. They are also living without the awareness that the things happening in the world today tell us that it is likely Jesus is coming for us soon.
What a shame so many live as proof of the words of Jesus, when He said that He is coming at an hour when He is not even expected.
Are you among the ready who can say with confidence and expectation:
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus
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The Clock Is Ticking - Two Year Countdown to War Between Israel and Iran? – PNW Staff - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=5939
The shadow war between Israel and Iran has been going on for years but developments over the last few years may be pushing both nations into a countdown that will inevitably lead to full scale war.
More specifically, a two year window appears to be opening that will force Israel to act or risk facing an Iranian nuclear program that is both fully operational and protected.
Experts say Iran could enrich uranium to a weapons-grade standard within weeks, a conclusion shared by CIA chief William Burns.
However once they reach that point they will need another 18-24 months to build their first warhead and the means to deliver it.
Every Israeli leader in recent history has vowed never to let that happen with current Prime Minister Netanyahu himself suggesting a possible military confrontation with Iran was approaching soon, saying that Israel "won't wait until the sword is on our neck".
Netanyahu pointed to Israel's precision strikes on Syria in 2007 and Iraq in 1981 before they could turn on their nuclear program beyond the point of no return as a warning that action was needed now by other nations to pressure Iran into concessions before it was left with no choice.
Israeli military culture is already becoming primed for this reality with budgets going towards preparing for such a conflict and former minister Benny Gantz warned a cohort of graduating air force cadets that they could soon be jetting off to attack Iranian nuclear sites by 2024 or 2025.
Israel continues to hope the U.S. will take the lead on any possible strike and held highly publicized military exercises in the Mediterranean with the US, the largest ever drills between the two allies in a demonstration of aerial force.
New U.S.-built air refueling aircraft which the Israelis are due to receive by 2025 would significantly increase their long-range capability and makes the 2025 window more attractive if they can wait that long.
Another major factor narrowing Israel's window for an air campaign is that Iran is seeking sophisticated new air-defense systems from Russia.
The prospect of Iran getting the systems, the S-400s, would accelerate a decision on a possible attack, people in Israel and the U.S. with knowledge of the discussions said.
Russia hasn’t said publicly if it will supply the weapons, but Moscow and Tehran have drawn closer since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. It would take less than two years for the S-400s to be operational.
The S-400s, which can hit aerial targets at a range of up to 150 miles, would create a 'red zone for high-altitude aircraft,' said Jeremy Binnie, Middle East defense expert at Janes, the UK-based defense intelligence firm.
"The more air defenses they have, the more difficult it is to hit them," said Yossi Kuperwasser, a former top Israeli military intelligence official and now a senior researcher at the Israel Defense and Security Forum, an association of former and reserve members of the security forces. "We are analyzing when is the most convenient time to take action."
"The longer you wait, the harder that becomes," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said of a strike on Iran at a security conference in Tel Aviv last week. "We've waited very long. I can tell you that I will do everything in my power to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons."
Russia has also offered Iran "unprecedented defense cooperation, including on missiles, electronics and air defense" and may provide Tehran with fighter jets, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Feb. 24.
In December, the U.S. said Russia was deepening military backing for Iran in return for Iranian supplies of drones for Moscow’s war on Ukraine. The next month, an Iranian lawmaker said Tehran expects a delivery of Su-35 fighter jets from Russia by mid-March.
Russia has very good ties with Iran and Tehran is looking for more support, said Elena Suponina, a Moscow-based Middle East expert.
The fear by many Israeli planners is that any actions by Russia to support Iran could lead to a broader conflict.
For Bible Prophecy experts, this scenario could lead to what is often called the War of Gog/Magog found in the Book Of Ezekiel. In Chapter 38, the prophet Ezekiel warns of a time in which Russia, Iran, Libya, Turkey and other Muslim countries invade Israel... perhaps in retaliation for Israel's attack upon Iran's nuclear sites? The invasion is triggered by something Ezekiel describes as a 'hook in the jaw' - giving the idea of Russia being forced into the conflict. An Israeli attack upon Iran's nuclear program would certainly do that.
The end result is that Russia, Iran and all it's allies are wiped out in a way that sound a lot like a nuclear conflict. Very few passages in the Bible describe in such detail the after effects of a battle and it certainly sounds like there is contamination with professional people to bury the dead after a significant amount of time has passed.
Only time will tell if we are currently seeing the pieces being moved into place for the Magog scenario but we know that one day soon, this prophetic battle will come to pass and when it does it will be a wake up call to the world that God's end time clock is also ticking down.
Bringing Back Dave Breese – Part II – Terry James - https://terryjamesprophecyline.com/2023/03/06/bringing-back-dave-breese-part-ii/
Dr. Dave Breese was my personal friend, but he was much more than that to the believers who were blessed to be beneficiaries of his monumental spiritual and intellectual dissection of God’s Holy Word. In his scholarship and understanding of biblical prophecy–particularly from the pre-Trib, premillennial view, he had no superiors and few peers.
He was on-air host of The King Is Coming television ministry viewed weekly throughout the US and abroad. You may remember that, until his recent death, Dr. Ed Hindson was Dave’s successor to that program. Both were great servants of God, and I’m thankful to have had them in my life as mentors and friends.
Here we continue with Dr. Breese’s answers to the many questions on the Rapture he received throughout his many years of ministry.
Questions and Answers about the Rapture
Why is the Rapture not mentioned in the Old Testament? The prophets of the Old Testament were not given the revelation of the Church, the Body of Christ. Neither were they told of the Rapture of the Church. This is particularly a New Testament revelation. The Scripture speaks of the message of salvation by grace, given to the Church to preach to the world, and testifies of the concern of the prophets. It says,
Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when he testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into (1 Pet.1:10-12).
So, the Church and its message was a mystery in the Old Testament. Paul says,
For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward, How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery, (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel (Eph. 3:1-6).
Does Israel then have a different calling and destiny from that of the Church? The Scripture teaches that Israel is the heir of the world (Rom. 4:13). But it teaches that the Church is the heir of the universe. “All things” are the inheritance of the Christian, of the Church (1 Cor.3:21-23).
If the Kingdom is now, why the Rapture? Why can’t the Church just grow and take over everything? There are various kinds of “kingdom now” teachings in the world. The fact, however, is that the Kingdom was rejected by Israel and will not be instituted in the world until Christ comes in power and great glory. The Kingdom in its external form is not promised to the world in our time. In this day and age, God represents Himself in this world via the unseen body of Christ and through the seen, observable lives of individual believers. The program of God becomes “visible” in Christians who testify for the Lord Jesus and live holy lives before the watching world. The Kingdom, by the way, will not “grow in the world,” but it will come suddenly, imposed upon the world by its King, the Lord Jesus Christ. [Read Dan 2:44-45]
Where does the Rapture fit into the “big picture” of history? The Rapture ends the day of grace and begins the day of the Lord, which begins with the Tribulation. It will end a day of grace, the time of divine forbearance, and begin a time called the day of the Lord, in which God is at liberty to work with His promised program of judgment upon the world.
I recommend a book called The Two Futures, which will give you a presentation of “the big picture.
The Glory to Come
Let each of us be finally reminded that the story of the future is not simply that of one day after another ad infinitum. No indeed! There is a glorious future for the Church, and there is a dismal future for the world. The sojourn of the Church in this world will come to an instantaneous end, at which time every believer will be taken from this dark planet to the glory which is to come.
At the moment of that transition, each of us will receive a new body, a glorified body that is not unlike the body of Christ himself. We will at this point be given the capacity to feel, to appreciate, to enjoy all of the unspeakably wonderful things that will be ours in eternity. The Scripture says, “In thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore” (Ps. 16:11).
So great will be the delights of heaven that they are impossible to describe under the constraints, the limitations of human language. It may, therefore, be well to exercise a sanctified imagination, to ask the question, “What will it be like when Jesus comes?” The answer, of course, is that it will be like nothing we can imagine in all of life. There is no human experience that resembles in any but the palest fashion the ecstasy that will be ours when we step across the great divide into the fadeless light of heaven.
What is heaven like? The answer must be that heaven is not exactly like anything that we know in this world. We do well to take the greatest joys of earth and multiply them by a thousand times. Only then do we have even the beginning of the joys that will be ours in heaven.
The Christian is invited to use his “sanctified imagination” to think of golden streets, ivory palaces, a city where there is no night, and endless “pleasure forever more.” In heaven also, we will have the opportunity to meet the saints who have gone before and, of course, loved ones who have in earlier days moved from the Church militant to the Church triumphant. How wonderful to contemplate that golden moment when the Church will be translated from this world to the world to come. What a moment that will be!
The real point is that we be prepared for that moment. The preparation is that we must be Christians. A Christian is one who believes the gospel of Jesus Christ, who has accepted the Son of the living God as personal Saviour. Because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the sufficient sacrifice for sin, each person in all of the world is invited to receive the free gift, the gift of God, which is everlasting life. The single requirement is faith alone. By believing in Jesus Christ – who He was and what He did for man on the cross – by that act of faith I receive the gift of God, which is life eternal.
Meanwhile, in these days, let us gather together at the cross, recognizing Jesus Christ as the Saviour whose sacrifice made eternal life possible. While laboring for Him here, let us also anticipate the sound of the trumpet when we will be caught up to be with Him.
To follow up on Dave’s call to heed God’s invitation to become part of His eternal family, we again present here God’s formula–the only way—to bring you into that relationship with the Heavenly Father forever.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9–10)
Daily Devotion: Can I have a light? - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
Looking at the headlines in the daily news, on television and radio, it takes no effort to see that the world we live in is a very dark place, getting darker by the minute. The COVID oppressions, government spying on citizens, the lies peddled every day as truth, the denial of truth as lies, the promotion of sexual deviance in schools and on television are all examples of how far American society has fallen. It’s as if America, once a powerful example of the light of Christ, has become part of a fabric of darkness ushering along the antichrist spirit as spoken by the prophet Daniel where words are spoken against God, the saints are being worn out, and the laws are changing to magnify darkness rather than justice.
George Washington said in his 1796 Farewell Speech, “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.” In those words, and in the words of many others, to keep a Constitutional Republic there must be vigilance on the part of the people–the moral people of God. It would appear that many Christians are apathetic and believe in relative truth, reasoning their way out of their responsibilities to God and country by deferring to the immoral and unrighteous as stewards of the nation’s soul. And when truth is allowed to fall in the street, not only is society undermined, but also—and more importantly—it is evidence of our witness as Christians.
This is exemplified not only in the realm of government, but also demonstrated by American society. It has become outwardly immoral, which is a reflection of its inner soul. It is difficult to watch a television program with your family without seeing some type of pornography thought of as normal salesmanship. Homosexuality is portrayed as a normal lifestyle. The things of the world are widely accepted even among “Christians.” The things that would have been considered unholy by Biblical standards are widely practiced by members of the “Church.” It seems that everyone wants to be accepting of everyone else’s weirdness without applying a Biblical standard of accountability. We are obsessed with politics, but are we obsessed with the commandments of Christ? What in our specific lives can we do to change the direction?
As a people and as a nation, a body politic, there needs to be a realization of the issue, a turning from it, and a renewing of the mind by Christians–all of us. We can all contribute to changing this dark situation—in our own way as led by the Holy Spirit. Christ said in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” And in John 9:5, He said, “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Christ is still in the world through each of us who know him as our personal savior. Let us be keepers of that light that it might be good for us, for our nation and for the world. When it appears that we are losing the battle to darkness, remember that a little light pierces the darkness.
Daily Devotion: Choose to Let God In - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! —Deuteronomy 30:19
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Things happen in life that are bad, and they always will be bad. There are things that never should have happened, but they did. But despite the bad, God can still bring good.
The Bible promises, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” (Romans 8:28 NLT).
Yet this is often misunderstood. We mistakenly think it means that God will take every bad thing and turn it into a good thing.
What is God’s endgame, then? We find the answer to that question in the next verse: “For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters” (verse 29 NLT).
God knew us before we knew Him. And He chose us to become like His Son. This is our hope. Now, the devil doesn’t want this to happen. In fact, he wants us to abandon hope.
But Jesus wants us to abandon hopelessness; we can have hope as His followers. He said, “The thief’s [devil’s] purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life” (John 10:10 NLT).
We have a choice: we can either listen to the devil or listen to Jesus.
Don’t listen to the devil, because he is a liar and the father of lies (see John 8:44). He will whisper in your ear and say, “Your life is not worth living, and your family and friends would be better off without you.” Those are lies.
Your life is a gift from God, and it is worth living. And you are loved more than you realize.
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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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