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A Microscopic Picture of End-Time Reality - By Gene Lawley - https://www.raptureready.com/2021/01/08/a-microscopic-picture-of-end-time-reality-by-gene-lawley/
Jesus painted a word picture of how conditions will be in economic, social and spiritual terms when He is “revealed” in the last days, according to Luke’s report in Luke 17:26-30:
“And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”
A parallel passage in Matthew 24:36-44 deals only with conditions in Noah’s time, but for the purpose of this article, the passage in Luke that tells of Lot’s situation more closely aligns with today’s end-time scenario.
In Genesis 18-19, the account of Lot and his situation in Sodom are told. In Genesis 18, three men show up at Abraham’s tent whom he recognizes as angels from heaven. Two of them are on their way to Sodom, a city that has attracted God’s attention because its citizens have become saturated with sexual immorality. Homosexuality ran rampant in the city, and God had come to judge its people.
The one who stayed behind with Abraham was the pre-historic Christ, the Son of God in the form of a human being. Abraham and the Lord “bargained” over the number of righteous people in the city that it would take for the Lord to hold back His judgment. They stopped at ten, but there were only four—Lot, his wife and two daughters. Even the daughters’ betrothed husbands-to-be were not among the righteous.
Let’s draw a comparison with the world today, and specifically, the United States, because it is the citadel of all that is left of freedom and righteousness in the public world today. The steady encroachment of sexual immorality of all kinds, identified by their own label, LBGTQ+P (my addition, for “pervert or perversion”). It is reported that the potential Biden administration is being demanded to allow the sexual revolution to have full sway in his selection of leaders and regulations for his new presidency. In every direction there is compromise with ungodliness, moral degradation and pure evilness. The Bible sums up their evilness in Romans 3:10-18 with the conclusion that “there is no fear of God before their eyes.”
Isaiah 5:20 defines the mindset of the unrighteous: “They call good evil and evil good….” It is not surprising, however, for Satan, who empowers the left who are in bondage to him, is said to come as a thief, “only to steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10a). It is impossible for Satan and those in his camp to accomplish anything good, let alone godly, for there is not one ounce of goodness in them. Their works are of no merit in the Lord’s eyes.
It is interesting how the demons that Jesus encountered dwelling in human beings pled with Him to “not send them back to the abyss, but send us into that herd of pigs” (Luke 8:31). While they did not like to be back in the abyss, their place in hell, they could not be happy dwelling in the man living among the tombs, for they made him into a creature of destruction. It was the same conditions of all of the demon-indwelt people whom Jesus healed. Their presence in those individuals always brought great misery to each one.
Thus, the obvious conclusion is that those who do not fear God are without hope, for Solomon’s wisdom tells us that “the fear of the Lord is to hate evil,” and “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 8:13 and 9:10a).
Look at the ultimate result of the sexual revolution as it appears to God, in Romans 1:18-32:
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
“Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
“For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”
The city of Sodom is a picture of the whole world, then, and the person of Lot pictures the likeness of the broad, end-time church. It is made up of a mixture of immature, uncommitted believers, dedicated followers of Christ, and even civil people who are not saved. Lot argued with the two angels, not wanting to leave the city, and they practically dragged him and his family out of Sodom.
The participation of believers in the partying and business-as-usual atmosphere described in Luke 17:28-30 is apparent today, for it seems few have been “watching,” as Jesus warned us, that the signs of the times might not take us by surprise when the trumpet sounds for His coming.
The two angels represent “He who restrains” against the encroaching evil, told of in 2 Thessalonians 2:2-8, when they reach out and take Lot away from that lust-driven crowd of men, pulling him inside the house and blinding the men of the city so that they could not employ their evil intentions upon Lot and the two angels. We see in Lot the desire to compromise with those men by offering his two daughters to them instead of the two angels, but they would have nothing to do with it—they wanted those “men.” It tells us much of what Lot was like, and it is comparable to the broad “church” of today, as well as the civil world. Compromising the truth always diminishes its power and influence. Except for what Peter wrote in 2 Peter 2:7, we might not know that he was really a believer: “… and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked.”
When the US Supreme Court issued its opinion on a 6-3 vote recently that updated the 1965 ruling that made discrimination on the basis of sex unlawful, they ruled that sex meant any sexual activity, not just male versus female. The obvious conclusion of that has required that morality and immorality are equal in the sight of the law, a position that will result in the destruction of society. The two opposites are totally unable to exist side-by-side, for where evil is allowed to reign, it seems righteousness is overwhelmed. Thus, the judgment of God is hovering over this nation with impending disaster.
Thus, as the body of Spirit-indwelt believers today are protected as the embodiment of “He which restrains,” likewise was Lot protected until the time came for him and his family to be taken completely out of the judgment to come upon the city. This compares with the account reported in 2 Thessalonians 2:2-8:
“…Not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, 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.
“Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.”
It is very apparent that evil is banging on our doors, demanding to be let in, demanding recognition and equality with righteousness. Those who want to compromise with evil are ready to do so, surely knowing God hates evil. But “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
When will these things come to pass? The “times and seasons” tell us that He is coming to “take away” the redeemed from judgment, but the Scripture makes clear that “today is the day of salvation.” When Jesus answered those who wanted Him to take control over the Roman rule, He would say, as He did in John 7:6, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.”
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The Conservative Purge Is Only Just Beginning – Tony Perkins - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=4504
All they needed was an opening. And for the rich extremists at the helm of the West's social media, last Wednesday's riot gave them one. The purging of conservative expression has begun. We knew it was coming -- just as we've always known it will take every one of us to stop it.
Most Americans thought they understood censorship. They've watched it evolve and expand this last decade, scooping up more people in its nets in the name of "tolerance," "diversity," and "non-violence." But what happened this weekend was not a tweet blocked here or an account suspended there.
No, this was much more ominous. What Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Amazon did by locking out the president wasn't just a heavy-handed punishment of Donald Trump and his supporters -- it was a scorched-earth campaign against the tens of millions of people who dare to think differently than they do and the open forums that give our movement a voice.
"Amazon will be shutting off all of our servers," Parler's John Matze announced to stunned surprise on Saturday. It was the second major bombshell to drop in the new war between Big Tech and the other half of the country.
After careful, behind-the-scenes coordination from Silicon Valley's chiefs, the popular alternative to Twitter was scrubbed from the Apple store, Google Play, and any other place users could download the app. "We will try our best," Matze insisted, "to move to a new provider..."
But in the meantime, the message to conservatives is clear: Big Tech isn't just coming for Trump. They're coming for all of us -- and corporate America isn't far behind.
The Tech giants used the claim that Parler allowed its platform to be used to advocate and coordinate violence at the capitol last week. If there was ever a case of the pot calling the kettle black, this is it.
Homeland Security was forced to weigh-in this past summer in a letter to the social media giants saying the popular platforms appeared to play a role in facilitating "burglary, arson, aggravated assault, rioting, looting, and defacing public property."
Are Twitter and Facebook responsible for the burning of Portland or the siege of Seattle? Then why are they holding Parler to a different standard? Oh, but there's more hypocrisy.
Twitter and Facebook permanently booted President Trump because he refuse to accept an election fraught with irregularities, but they don't mind giving the Ayatollah Khamenei a channel to spew his hate and "death to America!" This isn't about upholding any rules. This is about cutting off the oxygen to free speech on the Right.
And the domino effect -- banishing people from other parts of the public square -- is already starting. Forbes's Randall Lane warns that a "truth reckoning" is coming for anyone who hires or associates with former Trump staffers. Other extreme organizations are already gathering names and data for the blacklist.
Then, there are Joe Biden's allies, like Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker, who says that "deplatforming" conservatives or crushing the alternatives they flock to isn't enough. This crusade needs to move beyond "temporary silencing or permanent removal of bad actors from social media..." Some of that is already starting. The Federalist's Joy Pullman has two words for any freedom-loving patriot in America: brace yourself.
Everyone from local law enforcement to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) is trying to smoke out conservatives from their ranks. The NAR has even gone so far as to "revise" its professional ethics code so that employees on the clock and off can be held accountable for any expression they consider intolerant. "To them hate speech includes basic conservative ideas, not at all actually racist or otherwise indefensible words."
In some areas, police departments have opened official investigations to see if anyone on their payrolls attended the January 6th protest. In other offices, employers are flat-out firing people who attended the rally -- even if they were part of the peaceful majority. And Biden's friends on the extreme Left still aren't satisfied. They want even more retribution.
As Abigail Shrier pointed out when Senator Josh Hawley's (R-Mo.) book exposing Big Tech was dropped by Simon & Schuster, "'You aren't entitled to your book contract,' can quickly become 'United doesn't have to let you onto its planes' 'Marriott doesn't have to let you stay at its hotels,' or 'Visa doesn't have to let you use its cards.' And maybe that's the point."
This is not just an attack on free speech. This is an attack on an entire movement of people with the intent of driving them underground -- keeping them from getting jobs, having legal representation, and even cutting them off from legitimate financial transactions like Stripe has done with the Trump campaign and organizations like the American Family Association.
Of course, all of this blacklisting comes from the hypocrites on the Left who say living wages are a "human right" -- along with attorneys, health care, and the other things they're so eager to deny us.
Making matters worse, the Left doesn't fight like conservatives. They won't stop until all resistance is vanquished, and they assume total control of the narrative. And, as we've seen, they'll use any legitimate and illegitimate means to accomplish it. So, what do we do?
Refuse to be intimidated, for one. The worst mistake we can make as Christians is to panic or roll over and give in to the censorship. As powerful as the Left's on-off switches are, they're nothing compared to God. At the end of the day, "You can't pull the plug on Jesus," Phil Robertson insisted.
Could this be a time of real testing? Absolutely. "Jesus said before he comes back, it's going to be as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah," Pastor Jack Hibbs reminded us on Thursday. "And prophetically speaking, we know that those days are coming. Jesus said they're going to come.
In America, we've had it very easy for a long time. And that doesn't mean we give up. It means that we get ready. The church is being purified. It happened during COVID, and the next chapter is starting. And we need to stand."
Friends and family of faith, Jack said, get ready. "Get into your Bible like you never have before. Don't mess around. If you don't go to a Bible-teaching church, you need to find one, quick, that applies God's word to the world in which we live."
There is nothing new under the sun, Ecclesiastes says. And while there may not have been Twitter in King Solomon's day, there was evil. Then, as in now, God's people need to spend less time on Facebook and more time on their face before God. If you haven't been a part of FRC's two-year Bible reading program, jump in right now. God's word is profoundly speaking to His people in these difficult days.
"Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have taken my instruction to heart," we just read in Isaiah 51, "Do not fear the reproach of mere mortals or be terrified by their insults." Do not, he urges, "forget the Lord your Maker, who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth."
In other words, don't fear the insults and threats of those who are here today and gone tomorrow. Rather put your trust in the word of God; it may not always be popular with the world, but it has stood the test of time and it will continue to be a foundation we can stand on.
That's the kind of faith that can be contagious. That's the kind of faith that can set an entire congregation, community, and nation free.
Nearing Midnight: “Build Back Better”? – Terry James - https://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/
Jonathan Cahn’s The Harbinger came in for a considerable amount of criticism from within Christian circles, especially by some self-appointed guardians of Bible truth within the arena of discernment. His was a novel based on Bible prophecy that had much of America’s history, future, and sins linked in a creative and spiritual way to Israel’s history, sins, and fate.
I, myself, along with some colleagues in prophecy ministries, was questioned for not condemning the author’s fictional yet somehow eerily factual presentation. His character—the prophet—gave a declaration that 2 Chronicles 7:14 was not only for the children of Israel, but for all of God’s people. I’m totally in agreement with that belief.
If God’s people, who are called by His Name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek His face, and turn from their wicked ways, He will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.
How anyone can read that declaration by the Creator of mankind and not see that He is speaking to all of the creation that can truly call Him “Father” is beyond me. And yes, God made a covenant with only one nation, I’m fully aware. But He made a covenant much more comprehensive. His Word, the Bible, declares that all who call on His Name will be saved. These are all people called by His Name. They are in God’s family, forever.
Getting back to Jonathan Cahn’s novel, its premise is, in large part, that America has turned from God and that judgment is on the way if repentance isn’t forthcoming. He presents in his story that what happened following the 9/11 attack on New York City, the World Trade Center Towers, and the Pentagon harbored some of the same sorts of judgments as Israel faced in ancient days.
This is, I believe Cahn’s novelistic approach indicates, because God doesn’t change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. To turn from Him and seek other gods—whether material wealth or any other—is to invite His holy judgment. In the interim—between unrepented-of sins and the time of ultimate judgment and wrath—the Lord implements corrective or remedial/restorative actions.
The prophet character explains throughout The Harbinger the similarities between what faced ancient Israel and what faces America today. He also points out the same mistakes made by leadership and the people of Israel of old and what was taking place following the 9/11 disaster.
The storyline is based primarily on the following scriptural presentation.
The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel. And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart, The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars. Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together; The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. (Isaiah 9:8–12)
The prophet in the story reminds the protagonist that a similar declaration was made by President George W. Bush following the 9/11 attack. He said in promising to wage war on terror, “We will rebuild New York.” Then the prophet points out that, during the great financial crisis of 2009, President Barack Obama—regarding the financial disaster that faced the nation—declared in his inaugural address on January 24, 2009, “We will rebuild.”
Cahn’s prophet character lets the protagonist come to the epiphany that both presidents had inadvertently declared the same thing as the leaders of ancient Israel. They would, in effect, build bigger and better. George W. Bush promised to build back the skyscrapers—the bricks that had fallen—bigger and better. Obama declared simply that he intended to build all of America bigger and better.
At any rate, the prophet puts forth the warning. There can be no restoration apart from invoking the Holy Name of God and earnestly seeking Him in the matter of forgiveness of sins, either personally or nationally.
Now we come to the apparent winners of the fraudulent presidential election. The Democrats have, for the record, deliberately not allowed God’s Name to be used in party platform matters. Their supposed successful candidates have as their political slogan “Build Back Better.” The challenge, in my view, to the God of Heaven could not be made more blatant.
The following excerpt makes manifest how the entire globalist, anti-God cabal—the wickedness in high places of Ephesians 6:12—has embraced or perhaps originated the slogan “Build Back Better.” It also seems to prove the insidious nature of the cabal in their ability to co-opt, thus, as in Paul’s perilous-times forewarnings, make traitors of those they control—President Trump’s supposed friend, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, for example.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dashed hopes that 2021 will be any better than 2020 by tweeting his support of the Great Reset.
Proud that the UK is taking over the 2021 Presidency of the G7 today. Hosting both the G7 Summit and @COP26 will make this a hugely important year for Global Britain and I look forward to welcoming our friends and allies as we beat COVID and build back better from the pandemic.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 1, 2021
“Build back better” is, as Johnson is perfectly well aware, the slogan of the World Economic Forum’s deeply sinister Fourth Industrial Revolution — aka “the Great Reset” – whose aims include the deliberate crashing of the world economy, the crushing and destruction of small businesses, and the creation of a new cash-free society in which no one (save the technocratic elite) owns private property.
Unfortunately for Johnson, people have started wising up to what Build Back Better actually means.
Here are some of the comments which greeted his New Year message:
YOU C**** !!! You deliberately destroyed things for your WEF/China masters !! Build Back Better Bollox !!
Could y’all please stop scaring us with the “build back better” joke? Thank you.
“Build back better” is the slogan of progressive technocracy. Why don’t you come clean with people and let them know what it is you want? You market yourself as a conservative, which is preposterous given the policies you promote.”
“More fascism, more taxes, more authoritarianism. Rot In Hell!”(“Delingpole: Bojo Tweets Praise for the Great Reset. Strap in Everyone, 2021 is Going to be a Wild Ride,” Breitbart.com, RR News, January 2, 2021)
Building Back Better? The building project—the Re-Set—is destined to suffer the same, deserved fate as that effort of Genesis chapter 11. The neo-Tower of Babel building project will seem to succeed for a time. But all who are complicit in constructing that evil edifice will suffer the consequences of Psalms chapter 2.
Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure… Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. (Psalm 2:5, 9)
Take comfort. Something big is up with the Lord. So keep looking up! (Luke 21: 28)
New School in Judean Hills Trains Priests for Third Temple – Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz - https://www.israel365news.com/163950/new-school-revives-ancient-biblical-language-required-to-enter-3rd-temple-watch/
For then I will make the peoples pure of speech, So that they all invoke Hashem by name And serve Him with one accord. Zephaniah 3:9 (The Israel BibleTM)
Yoni Tzadok is running an unusual school in the mountains of Judea to prepare for the Third Temple. According to Tzadok, the first requirement for entering the Temple will be speaking the “Holy Tongue” which is not Hebrew but, rather, a return to how men spoke before the divine linguistic barrier imposed at the Tower of Babel.
YONI TZADDOK: TEACHING THE TEMPLE
As the first in a series of interviews about his preparations for the Third Temple, Israel365 video Journalist Joshua Wander spoke with Yoni Tzadok, a resident of Mitzpe Jericho overlooking the region where the Jews first returned to the land of the Patriarchs. Tzadok is fervently engaged in several projects focused on these preparations and though his approach to some of the aspects is decidedly non-mainstream, raising the eyebrows of some Torah scholars, his efforts are undoubtedly inspiring debate on subjects that have lain dormant since the Temple was destroyed.
To further the cause of the Third Temple, Tzadok established a school focused on educating Kohanim (Jewish men of the priestly caste) and Leviim (Jewish men from the tribe of Levi) who will ultimately serve in the Third Temple.
In his conversation with Wander, Tzadok explained that he referred to the school as Bet HaMoked, the section of the Temple in which the Kohanim would stay for their annual week of service.
“My school is open for any person,” Tzadok explained. “Not just kohanim and Leviim, and not just for Jews. Muslim or Christian, this is the next stage of the world so everybody should prepare.”
“I am giving the keys for anyone who wants to open the doors to this world and the next stage,” Tzadok explained. “Just open you remind and an entirely new world is right there.”
MADE FROM BONES OF KOSHER ANIMALS
At the entrance to his school, what Tzadok refers to as the Bet HaLeviim (the house of the Levites), Tzadok has a display of stones which, according to his research, are suitable for use in constructing the altar. Another display is focused on teaching about the unique musical instruments that were an essential part of the Temple service.
“Nothing about these, the instruments and the stones, can come from iron,” Tzadok explained, citing the section of the Mishna (oral law) titled Kelim (tools/instruments). “Some are made from bones of kosher animals and we are teaching how to play them.”
GUARDS AT TEMPLE ENTRANCE ENSURE PURITY OF SACRIFICES
Another important aspect of the Temple service was a complete and intensive knowledge of ritual purity and impurity.
“It is important to know who can enter the Bet HaMikdash (Temple) and who cannot,” Tzadok explained. “For example, if a man arrives at the Temple, before he enters, they must ask him how he arrived. If he said that he came by bus, he cannot enter because the bus is, by default, ritually impure. So there have to be guards at the entrance to the Temple to ensure the purity of the sacrifices.”
THERE WILL BE NO ENGLISH AND NO OTHER LANGUAGES
“Everyone who serves in the Temple should know how to sing and how to speak in Lashon HaKodesh (the holy tongue),” Tzadok explained. “In the world of the Temple, there will be no English and no other languages. Because of Man’s sins in the generation of the Tower of Babel, all the men were dispersed and their languages confused. The Third Temple will fix us, taking us backward and forward at the same time. The world will return to the days of old, before the sins, when everyone spoke the Lashon HaKodesh.”
Tzadok referred to a verse in Lamentations as his source.
Take us back, Hashem, to Yourself, And let us come back; Renew our days as of old! Lamentations 5:21
“It is Hebrew, but more importantly, we will be using it as it should be used,” He explained.
IVRIT’ COMES FROM THE WORD ‘TO CROSS OVER’
Tzadok understands that modern Hebrew as it is used in Israel today is not Lashon HaKodesh.
“‘Ivrit’ comes from the word ‘to cross over’,” he explained. “It comes from ‘over the river.’ It is a Semitic language but it is not Lashon HaKodesh which disappeared after Babylon came into power.”
As an example, Tzadok explained that the name ‘Moses’, or Moshe in Hebrew, is considered to be an archetypal Hebrew name however the word is not, in fact, of Hebrew origin.
“When Batya, the daughter of Pharoah, pulled Moses from the water, she called him ‘Moses’ because of that act,” Tzadok said. “However she spoke Egyptian, not Hebrew. The Torah translated what she said but it is not his name in Lashon HaKodesh.”
Tzadok explained that communication in the Third Temple, in fact, all over the world, will return to the pre-Babel/post-Eden condition. This post-Messiah transition was referred to by the Prophet Zephania.
For then I will make the peoples pure of speech, So that they all invoke Hashem by name And serve Him with one accord. Zephaniah 3:9
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Daily Jot: The tide of censorship and soft tyranny – Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a freedom advocate. I am vehemently against any form of slavery or tyranny. I believe ardently in the rights of freedom of speech, religious expression and peaceful assembly. The pattern that we are seeing among the Democratic Party, the mainstream news media and corporations is an alarming tide of censorship and soft tyranny. If one disagrees with the group think of those in power, you will be shut down, ostracized, “cancelled,” labeled and even prevented from holding a job. This censorship is resulting in and will grow into persecution and tyranny toward anyone who doesn’t agree with or appears to disagree with the current “woke” leftist narrative.
The Democratic Party leadership is signaling that those congressmen who challenged election fraud and stood for election integrity will be censored for their actions. The FBI released a statement that the agency expects protests in all 50 state capitols during the inauguration of Joe Biden, and that it is gathering information on potential threats. This is a statement that signals the FBI will collect information on those attending any inauguration protests. In fact, the Mayor of Washington, DC has requested, and President Trump has granted, an emergency designation for over 15,000 National Guard troops for the inauguration. Citizens are being asked to stay home. These are forms of government censorship and tyranny.
On the corporate side, Amazon has shut down servers for Parlor and other organizations that are platforms for dissenting opinion of the left. Now big money is getting involved as several Wall Street firms will withhold political donations to politicians known to support Trump or his policies. Twitter has removed the President’s account and many others such Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. Facebook is shutting down accounts that use certain phrases about election fraud and election integrity. The Lincoln Project, a left-wing non-profit dedicated to outing Trump Administration workers and Trump supporters, is making a list and seeks to prevent them from getting jobs. The news media, such as CNN, is not even hiding complete disdain for Trump supporters, conservatives and Christians. Can you see the pattern?
A one-party system in league with government agencies, the media, corporations and government-approved non-profits are acting to censor, even prevent people from their livelihoods, suppressing the free exchange of ideas and ideals that has made America successful. This is all being shut down, which is extremely dangerous to freedom, especially the First Amendment freedoms. In response, let us be an Ephesians 6:18-20 people: “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints; And for me that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds; that therein I may speak boldly as I ought to speak.” Speak truth in wisdom and love.
Daily Devotion: If This Were the Day - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected. —Luke 12:40
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/if-this-were-the-day/ - Listen
I received a letter awhile ago from someone who was working at an abortion clinic in North Carolina. One day she was listening to A New Beginning on the radio when she heard me ask this question: If Christ were to come back tonight, are you doing anything you would be ashamed to be doing?
Immediately she thought of what she did for a living. So she quit her job, and now she’s involved in pro-life work.
Let’s say that Jesus was returning today. Would you be ready? Or, are you doing something you’d be ashamed to be doing if He were to come back?
If so, you need to change that behavior. You need to be ready to go because you don’t know when Jesus will return.
When I go on a trip, I always pack the night before. I’ll admit, however, that I tend to over pack because I want to have what I need for the trip. But I have everything on wheels now, so I can just drag it behind me.
When Jesus said, “Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning” (Luke 12:35 NLT), He was saying, “Have your bags packed and your comfortable shoes on.”
What if this were your last day on earth? Or what if this were the day that Christ came back? I know that I’m going to Heaven either through death or the Rapture. Both are fine with me.
So periodically ask yourself, “This place I’m about to go, this thing that I’m ready to do, would I be ashamed or embarrassed if I were doing this when Jesus Christ returns?”
If the answer to that question is yes, then stop doing those things. We need to be ready. We should live every day as though it were our last, because one day it will be.
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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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