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The Push-Back - By Matt Ward -
Each successive weekend from late November all the way through December, the streets of Paris have been subject to violent protests. Initially against fuel tax rises and high living costs in France, these protests seem to have reached a point where they have now taken on a life of their own. This so-called "yellow vest" movement has wracked the French capital with violence each weekend for over a month and does not appear to be going away.
The initial cause of the protests was the steeply climbing price of fuel in France, hence the protesters wearing the yellow vests that are mandatory by law for every vehicle in France to carry. It has quickly moved on and morphed significantly from there.
French President Emmanuel Macron's initial intransience in the face of these protests - that the fuel rises were necessary to fund investment in renewable fuel sources, so essentially the ordinary French family was just going to have to "take the hit" - was the final straw and proved to be the spark that lit a silent simmering resentment that has now ignited into what many fear will become a full-blown resistance movement in France. Certainly at the time of this writing, it seems unlikely to end anytime soon.
Talk of "revolution" is no mere hyperbole on the streets of Paris either. Protesters in the French capital are openly questioning whether this is the beginning of "another Revolution." The memories of the brutal and bloody le Révolution Française of 1789 are still fresh and very much at the forefront of the minds of these modern-day protesters on the streets of Paris today.
These protesters believe that in this movement they are confronting not just what they deem to be wholly unfair governmental policies, which they see in part as favoring refugees and immigrants more than native French-born citizens, but that they are also protesting the rule of a man they have come to see as a "want-to-be dictator," a man many in France have come to despise. They are protesting against a man many now regard as openly pandering to every want and desire of the globalists at the expense of normal French men and women, and very much to the wider detriment of the French nation. This man is Emmanuel Macron.
This golden boy has certainly lost his domestic shine. The crest of a wave that he rode so magnificently into power is but a mere distant memory now in France. The overwhelming majority of French people have come to loathe him. His popularity has crashed, and he has a lower approval rating at this point in his presidency than almost any other previous French president of modern times, with the exception only of Nicolas Sarkozy. (1)
Yet he has been, up until very recently, resolute and entirely intransient. It is exactly this, his perceived aloofness and intellectual arrogance, that has driven many French people onto the streets, and their perception that this man does not represent their own best interests, or even care. Many in France believe that Macron answers only to a globalist elite that does not answer to, or represent, the French electorate in any way.
And so the aims of this movement, initially protests over ever-rising fuel prices, have changed and morphed into an amalgamation of concerns that have the potential to blow France apart. Protesters on the streets are now calling for higher wages, lower taxes, better pensions and easier university entry requirements, and a head-on confrontation of immigration and the issues it brings with it. Their core aim, however, seems to be to highlight the economic frustration and political distrust among poorer French working families. It is a movement that has widespread support throughout France.
French authorities are so worried by these ever-increasing protests that they have publically admitted to preparing the use of a chemical weapon to potentially employ against their own people if these protests and riots go too far. Let me say that again; the French authorities have admitted that, in the wake of these riots, they have prepared chemical weapons to use against their own people should these protests continue to develop, grow and spread, and become increasingly lawless and violent. (2)
And the open dissent and chaos we are witness to in France is spreading.
In Germany, long-term Chancellor Angela Merkel, once regarded as the single most powerful woman in the world, is rapidly approaching the end of her tenure in power. She is a highly controversial figure, both in Germany and Europe, partly because of her controversial leadership of the European project, but mainly because of her reaction to the crisis of mass migration from the Middle East.
Merkel has effectively opened up the borders of Germany to any and all fleeing from the Syrian civil war, and this has profoundly changed the nature of life in many German towns and cities. All were allowed in, the good and the bad, with next to no vetting procedures. In 2015 alone, Merkel allowed over one million refugees from the Middle East and east Africa to resettle in Germany.
This has had a tremendous impact upon German society. Many Germans now speak about feeling like foreigners in their own country, and every fifth person in Germany in 2018 comes from an immigration background. (3)
What has further dismayed many ordinary Germans is that the conversation about immigration has been ruthlessly silenced. In Merkel's tenure, anybody expressing concerns about the numbers of refugees entering the country has been automatically and uniformly labeled a xenophobe and a bigot, immediately killing any and all public conversation. Yet the resentment and the concerns about immigration have remained, now mulled over silently behind closed doors, ever growing, and becoming more and more pronounced with each passing year.
Despite this, Merkel's attitude, like that of Macron's, has remained intransient:
"That some countries refuse to accept any refugees is not on," Merkel has said, referring to Central European states including Poland and Hungary that have refused to take migrants. "That contradicts the spirit of Europe. We'll overcome that. It will take time and patience but we will succeed." (4)
It is just this attitude that has alienated her from her core support. Many in Germany have genuinely come to believe that Merkel's loyalty is to Europe and globalism more generally, not at all to Germany. Her immigration policy, flying in the face of what many Germans think is right or fair, has caused ongoing outrage among ethnic Germans. Merkel, like Macron in France, is widely viewed as being highly detached from the needs and struggles of ordinary Germans. She is viewed as being aloof, elitist and close-minded to the concerns of many of those who were responsible for propelling her and her CDU party into power in 2005.
This attitude has had real consequences. One, horrifically, is the resurgence of the far right in Germany. With memories of the appalling atrocities committed during the Second World War by those of the far right still all too fresh, the spectre of the far right returning in Germany is clearly something that must be prevented at all costs. Yet the imminent removal of Merkel will not accomplish this.
Ominously, Merkel's ruling Christian Democratic Party (CDU) seems intent upon replacing Merkel when she retires with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a women referred to as "mini-Merkel," or "Merkel 2.0," because so many people view her to be an exact clone of Angela Merkel, in her attitude and her policies.
And now, as the year has drawn to a close and a new one has dawned, these feelings of resentment and alienation have advanced far and wide. The "yellow vest" movement is spreading. What began as small- scale demonstrations in Paris have now spread to other major French cities, in Toulouse, Bordeaux and Lyon. It has spread across national boundaries to Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Brussels has seen riots, as has Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Nijmegen, Maastricht, and Rome. All in the last few weeks. Yellow vests have even been protesting just last weekend on the streets of London.
It would seem that the ordinary man and woman feels utterly powerless and perhaps very scared by what is happening in western Europe right now. And this is turning into undisguised outrage. What is concerning is that this outrage is manifesting no longer as mass protests, but in violence, in mass looting and in acts of mass vandalism that have seen the major tourist attractions in European capitals closed for weeks now.
For a long time, I have sat back, watching and wondering if and when there would be some form of a push-back to the overtly globalist and multicultural aspirations of the current ruling Western elites. The Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump were clearly democratic manifestations of this push-back in Britain and the United States. But I have wondered what, if anything, might happen in mainland Western Europe, where the European "dream" is much more tightly entrenched, and controlled.
Perhaps this so-called "yellow vest" movement is the start of this push-back. Whether it is or it isn't remains to be seen, and only time will tell for sure. One thing that is for certain though, is that the unhappiness and discontent that has existed for quite some time, growing and bubbling just underneath the surface in Western European society, is now spilling out into the open as barely controlled rage.
From a biblical perspective, this is also not really a surprise. The fragmentation and collapse of traditional power structures or, at the very least, the significant undermining of them, must happen so that soon one unique individual, one charismatic, sophisticated, charming, intellectual man, who is a political, military and economic genius without compare, can come from seemingly nowhere and take hold of the fractured reins of powers, and unify Europe and the world's power systems under his sole rule.
Before that can happen though, there needs to be chaos. I have spent my entire adult working life so far as a history teacher, and have studied countless wars and conflicts. I have seen the carnage and destruction wrought when nations fight against each other, and the utter destruction that often is left in its wake.
Yet despite this ruin, amongst the wreckage of destroyed cities and towns, after the slaughter has ended, when the dust settles and wars come to an end, the traditional power structures almost always without exception seem to remain in some shape or form. Government as a concept still remains. It is merely a different person that steps into the Prime Minister's Office, or behind the presidential desk, when the chaos finally subsides.
The only thing, historically, that seems to sweep such power structures away is popular revolution and revolt.
I have heard many argue, quite persuasively, that when the rapture occurs it will bring many countries to their knees. Without question it will. But afterwards, when countries are picking themselves up, the pre-existent power structures that were in place pre-rapture will still remain in place post-rapture. And there will certainly still be people available and willing to step into the void left by those who are "snatched away."
What we could be witness to now, and only time will tell if this is true, may be the beginning of an incendiary, longer-term process that begins to undermine traditional power structures themselves, especially in Europe, in preparation for that one single appalling individual who will ultimately come to unite all power and authority under and in himself.
The current multinational system will have to fall so that it can be replaced, and war never seems to quite do this. Mass societal chaos does.
I have to wonder how much the obvious push-back we are witness to today is a part of that process. Only time will tell. One thing that is a certainty though, is that 2019 - much like 2018 was - will be a time of significant change.
Analysis: Does peace with the Palestinians matter this Israeli election? - By Lahav Harkov -
The Palestinians, peace talks, and settlements seem to be almost entirely irrelevant to this election season.
Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni talks about negotiations with the Palestinians a lot. It's become her calling card. And yet, it was jarring to read a press release her spokesman sent this week in which she talked about "an immediate dialogue with the Palestinian Authority," saying that "separation [from the Palestinians] is an Israeli interest."
Livni's comments - which were so characteristic for her - were still a shock to the system because, well, talks have been so low on the agenda for so long.
The Palestinians, peace talks, and settlements seem to be almost entirely irrelevant to this election season.
It would be one thing if it was the Right that wanted to avoid talking about the conflict, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes is more realistic to manage as opposed to resolve in the near future. But it's the Center and the Left that have deemphasized it.
The word "peace" left the political lexicon long ago. Ahead of the 2015 election, then-Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog defended his avoidance of the word "peace," saying: "We have to be realistic and not naive about it." But he still talked about negotiations with the Palestinians, something that we have barely heard so far from like-minded parties in the past month.
The leading opposition party to Netanyahu, Israel Resilience led by former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz, has kept almost entirely quiet on all issues. Gantz made his first political statement on Monday, saying the Nation-State Law needs to be changed. When it comes to what he thinks about peace talks or what the map would look like after an agreement with the Palestinians, we only have old interviews to rely on.
Yesh Atid had a detailed party platform in 2015 that addressed the issue, and party chairman Yair Lapid has made comments here and there on the subject over the ensuing years, so we have an idea of what he wants - such as keeping the settlement blocs and organizing a regional conference to help Gaza economically. He even dedicated some time to the matter in an event in English this week. But this has never been Lapid's focus or his strong suit.
And what does Labor leader Avi Gabbay think should be done? Several Labor MKs have come up with their own peace plan in recent years, but it's not clear what he endorses. Gabbay has an event planned for Tuesday to discuss a "regional plan," together with MK Itzik Shmuly - who's best known for his work on social issues, specifically with helping the elderly - and former foreign correspondent Henrique Cymerman, who joined Labor.
One theory is that Gabbay wants to mostly avoid discussing the Palestinian issue. According to Livni, one of the reasons she and Gabbay had a falling-out leading to the breakup of the Zionist Union, was that she wanted to talk about separation from the Palestinians while Gabbay wanted a campaign focused on himself.
Perhaps Labor's shift from what used to be one of its defining issues is why former Peace Now secretary-general Yariv Oppenheim moved from being a perennial Labor primaries candidate to running in Meretz.
But even Meretz seems to be avoiding the subject. The party's Facebook page did not use the words "occupation," "peace" or "Palestinians" in any of its posts going back three months.
Instead, the focus is on Netanyahu's alleged corruption, along with the occasional social issue.
The Joint List is the exception that seems to prove the rule, with bloc leader Ayman Odeh launching the election campaign for the Hadash Party by lamenting "the right's increasing oppression of the Palestinian people."
The irony is that the Right talks about the Palestinians fairly often, because it's an easy way to sling mud. When Netanyahu successfully postponed the election for over a month, it was in part because of his caterwauling about his coalition partners, who were repeating the political mistakes that led to the Oslo Accords being signed. When Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked launched their New Right Party, they brought up Netanyahu's past support for a Palestinian state.
National Union leadership candidate Bezalel Smotrich said in an interview with Reshet Bet that he doesn't trust the New Right, because Netanyahu and former prime minister Ariel Sharon had said they opposed a Palestinian state, and then made concessions.
There are still almost three months until the election, and campaigns really only get into high gear after lists are submitted, which will be on February 20-21. Then, we might hear a little more about the peace talks.
But maybe not that much more. The lack of talk about talks can also partly be attributed to the fact that, unlike in previous elections, there is no US president pressuring Israel to make concessions. US President Donald Trump has put his "deal of the century" on hold until after the election, instead of calling Netanyahu out on the issue like past US presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama did.
At this point, talks just aren't pressing on the news agenda. Rockets and rioting on the border with Gaza are constantly in the headline, and that in of itself is a problem, but hardly any Israelis see Hamas-ruled Gaza as a part of the peace-talks equation at this point, anyway.
Plus, the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah isn't clamoring to talk. Pro-Palestinian social media accounts have been talking for the past month about how Palestinians are "excluded" from the upcoming election in Israel, saying it proves that the situation is one of apartheid.
But in the meantime, the Palestinian Authority has done everything to avoid giving its people the opportunity to participate in any democratic process at all. Not only has PA President Mahmoud Abbas not held an election since he was elected to a four-year term 14 years ago, but the PA is also avoiding giving its people any kind of hope for a better situation in the future - by continuing to incite violence; paying terrorists and their families; taking unilateral steps in international forums; and snubbing the US, among other moves to avoid direct negotiations with Israel. With Israelis seeing our so-called peace partner turning its back on peace, what kind of demands are they going to make on our politicians?
The public isn't demanding peace talks now. Negotiations don't poll high in the public's priorities, and clearly no parties' internal research has pointed to this as a vote-getter, or the politicians would be talking about it more. This could very well be a year in which negotiating with the Palestinians is just not that much of an election issue.
Netanyahu's Message to Christians - By Daymond Duck -
On Dec. 25, 2018, Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered a short one minute and fifty-two second pre-recorded video message to Christians in the United States and all over the world "from the Holy Land, from Jerusalem."
His message can be found by clicking on this link.
Mr. Netanyahu's brief Christmas greeting contains several statements that are worthy of notice.
For one thing, he said, "We're (Christians and Jews) united in a shared destiny."
Despite dozens of prophecies, including some by Jesus, Paul and some of the disciples, some people believe the Church has replaced Israel.
The destiny of the Church and Israel is different in some ways (Rapture, Tribulation Period, etc.), but in many ways, we have a shared destiny (same Saviour, serve the same God, etc.).
Mr. Netanyahu also said, "We live in historic times. The ancient prophecies are being realized. The people of Israel have ingathered their exiles, come back to the Promised Land, built Zion, reunited our eternal capital, Jerusalem."
Mr. Netanyahu realizes that the rebirth of Israel in 1948, the return of millions of Jews to the Promised Land, the rebuilding of Jerusalem in the same place and the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967 are historic events, and he knows that they are more than that.
They are ancient Bible prophecies that have been literally fulfilled before the very eyes of many in this present generation.
Some don't like it, some want to plunder Israel, destroy her and seize Jerusalem, but there is no denying that these prophecies are in the Bible and they have been fulfilled.
People would be wise to read what the Bible says will happen to those who try to reverse these prophecies, and get on God's side before it is too late.
Mr. Netanyahu also said, "The American Embassy was just recently moved there (to Jerusalem) in a historic move by President Trump. This is all important. What we're witnessing is the dream of centuries, the dreams of millennium being realized."
The historic U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by relocating our embassy to the Holy City, was more than the fulfillment of Bible prophecy by one nation or one man.
It is a promise of God that brought hope to millions of Jews for thousands of years.
It is also God's response to the prayers of many generations of Jews.
Mr. Netanyahu also said, "Only in Israel has Christianity blossomed in the Middle East. We understand our heritage, we understand our common heritage and we understand our commitment to a common future. We're united in a shared destiny."
No nation in the Middle East is as hospitable to Christians as Israel is.
Israel's hospitality comes from what the Scriptures say about the history of our two faiths, and Israel is committed to the teachings of Scripture.
In closing, the Bible tells Christians to love people, including the Palestinians; but that doesn't mean that the Palestinians should get part or all of the Promised Land, because God gave all of the Promised Land to Israel forever.
Many people support the Two-State solution, but there cannot be a Two-State solution without dividing Israel.
The God that fulfilled the promises mentioned in Mr. Netanyahu's message said He will drag the world into the Battle of Armageddon for dividing Israel.
Israel has many faults, but those who oppose God on the title to the Promised Land have a greater fault that the Mighty God promised to deal with in a terrible way.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck
Rabbinic Expert: First Super Blood Moon of the Year Sign of Earthquakes, Governments Will Fall - By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz - www.breakingisraelnews.com
The sun shall turn into darkness And the moon into blood." Joel 3:4 (The Israel Bible™)
On the evening of January 21, as the holiday of Tu B'shvat begins, a lunar eclipse will pass over the Washington D.C., just as the President will reach the halfway point of his term in office. The eclipse will be a super blood moon, described in Jewish sources as having powerful significance.
On the Gregorian Calendar:
The lunar eclipse will be visible in its entirety from North and South America, as well as portions of western Europe and northwest Africa, on the evening of Sunday, January 20 and in the early morning hours of Monday, January 21. The evening of the eclipse will be a supermoon when the moon is at its perigee, the point in its month-long elliptical orbit that brings it closest to Earth. At that time, the moon appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than at its apogee, its furthest point from Earth.
This will not only be the first lunar eclipse of 2019 but also the year's first supermoon. At that time, the proper conditions will exist to create a blood moon in which the moon has a distinctly reddish tint. This will be the last total lunar eclipse until May 26, 2021.
On the Political Calendar:
The date also marks the halfway point of Donald Trump's presidency, coming exactly two years after he was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. It should be noted that Trump was born on the night of June 14, 1946, within fifteen minutes of a total lunar eclipse and 700 days before the state of Israel was established. Trump's lucky sevens did not end there. When he was sworn in as President on January 20, 2017, he was 70-years-old, seven months and seven days.
On the Jewish Calendar:
The holiday of Tu B'shvat, the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shvat, begins at sundown on the same day. Known as the new year of the trees, Tu B'Shvat is one of four "New Years" mentioned in the Mishnah (the oral law).
Rabbi Mordechai Genut discussed the lunar eclipse in his book Davar B'ito, a guide to the calendar based on esoteric Jewish sources.
"A lunar eclipse in the month of Shevat is a sign of the rise of the aspect of din (judgment) in the world," Rabbi Genut told Breaking Israel News. "This eclipse will rule over the Americas but for Israel, it will bring chesed (loving-kindness)."
Rabbi Genut described specifically how this judgment will be expressed.
"There will be a marked increase in earthquakes and volcanoes, even more than we have seen in the past year," Rabbi Genuth said. "Just as the eclipse is a conflict between the sun and the moon to rule over the heavens, there will be a similar conflict on earth. This will begin a time when governments are in balance. Some governments that seem powerful right now will fall and others will rise in their place."
Rabbi Genut bases this on a verse in Isaiah.
In that day, Hashem will punish The host of heaven in heaven And the kings of the earth on earth. Isaiah 24:21
Jewish Interpretation of Solar and Lunar Eclipses:
Judaism has a tradition of interpreting solar and lunar eclipses. In its discussion of eclipses, the Talmud (Sukkot 29a) specifically described solar eclipses as being a bad omen for the nations. Indeed, the complete solar eclipse that transversed the continental United States in August 2018 ushered in the most devastating hurricane season in US history.
The same source in the Talmud specifies that lunar eclipses are a bad omen for Israel since Israel is spiritually represented by the moon and the Hebrew calendar is figured by the lunar cycles. If during the course of the lunar eclipse the moon appears red, as the upcoming eclipse will be, the Talmud states that this is an omen that great wars will come to the world.
At the end of this section describing the omens contained within eclipses, the Talmud states a disclaimer: "When Israel does the will of God, they have nothing to fear from all of this," citing the Prophet Jeremiah as a source.
Thus said Hashem: Do not learn to go the way of the nations, And do not be dismayed by portents in the sky; Let the nations be dismayed by them! Jeremiah 10:2
Rabbi Yosef Berger applied this teaching in the Talmud to the current geopolitical situation.
"It's not that the bad judgment symbolized by the lunar eclipse just disappears," Rabbi Berger told Breaking Israel News. "It is merely averted to our enemies. In this case, the wars and evil will fall on our enemies. By choosing to be our enemies, the Arab nations have brought the evil that might have befallen Israel upon themselves."
"This is especially true when the lunar eclipse falls on Tu B'Shvat, a day when only good can happen to Israel."
Daily Jot: Dems party in Puerto Rico amid shut down - www.dailyjot.com
It's been called a Congressional Junket. There are rules about how much complementary money can be accepted from the lobbyists who sponsor a junket. But they are usually very lavish trips with some ostensible stated purpose, in which the Congressmen spend nominal time discussing and the vast majority of the time playing. This is the case for some 39 Democratic members of Congress, their staffs and their families who are the guests in Puerto Rico of 109 lobbyists from R.J. Reynolds (the tobacco company), Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, the National Education Association, and others, according to the Washington Examiner. The optics at this time appear hypocritical.
Fox News reports that the Democratic Party junket "comes amid the ongoing partial government shutdown that has left around 800,000 federal workers with no pay since it began Dec. 22, making it the longest government closure in US history." Meantime, Democratic Party leadership is hammering President Donald Trump about the impact of the shutdown on those not receiving paychecks, and the ultimate impact long-term on the economy. When junkets like these, and there are probably more going on attended by members of both parties, cost aplenty with chartered jets and high-end hotel rooms and meals, it's difficult for Americans to accept the sincerity of the party line-if only all of it were reported by the media.
Meantime, the "party line" is trying to keep quiet on who exactly is attending this junket. A Twitter link by freelance writer David McAlpine, however, shows a picture of Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) in a bathing suit talking to a bikini-clad woman on the beach in Puerto Rico. McAlpine also posted a 2013 Daily Mail headline by reporter James Nye stating "Senator Bob Menendez only 'likes the youngest and newest girls' says Dominican prostitute who 'attended alleged sex parties with him'." While Menendez has been the target of many corruption and ethical stories and investigations, his behavior is also associated with what happens during junkets by members of both parties.
It's likely, but no sure bet, that no taxpayer money is being spent on this, but taxpayers do pay the salaries of these elected representatives and their staffs attending. Taxpayers also must endure the votes cast in favor of big tobacco (while Democrats rail against the entire industry), big pharma (what's the real deal with socialist medicine?), and high tech companies that use their networks to influence voters toward extreme "progressive" (socialist/communist) ideologies-not to mention the National Education Association's leftist agenda with America's children. So a peek behind the scenes of the "life threatening" government shutdown reveals much. It's similar to what Ezekiel saw in Ezekiel 8:9 when the Lord told him to dig into the wall of the sanctuary, "and behold the wicked abominations they do there." It's just not right.
Daily Devotion: Storm-Tested - By Greg Laurie -
Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked. Once I spent a whole night and a day adrift at sea. -2 Corinthians 11:25
I don't know whether you've ever been shipwrecked. I haven't. But the apostle Paul was shipwrecked three times. Paul wrote to Timothy, "Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked" (1 Timothy 1:19 NLT).
I have seen people like this-people who have had their faith shipwrecked. When they experience a tragedy, they say they've lost their faith. I would suggest that maybe they didn't have real faith to begin with, because the faith that cannot be tested is a faith that cannot be trusted.
I think all of us hope for clear sailing in the sea of life. But we will all have shipwrecks in life, things that happen that don't make sense. The Bible says, "When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing" (James 1:3-4 NLT).
If your faith can't stand a test, then it isn't real faith. Get rid of it and replace it with real faith in a real God. I believe that when Christians go through a crisis, their faith should not be destroyed. They should not lose their faith. Their faith should grow stronger because they're clinging to the Lord in the midst of it.
There are times in life when there are no storms at all. There are no shipwrecks. Thank God for those days. But after you have lived a while, you know something about storms. One is always on the way-maybe not tomorrow, maybe not next week, maybe not for a month, or maybe not for a year. But a storm will come. So be prepared for it.
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