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Rapture of Supernatural Deliverance - By Daniel Payne -
The Pre-tribulation Rapture of the believing remnant of the true Bride of Christ-will be a supernatural deliverance from the judgment of the Son of God:
"The Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son" (John 5:22).
There were times in the past when the judgment of God fell upon just one city-Sodom, Jericho, and Jerusalem, for example. There were other times when it fell-and will fall-upon the entire world-the Flood, the Tower of Babel, and the Tribulation.
Did you know that there is not a single time recorded in the entire Bible-that God ever hurt or allowed any harm to come to anyone who followed His instructions and heeded His signs and His warnings before His judgment came?
God has always protected those who obeyed His voice and observed His signs leading up to a widespread judgment that He warned of and prophesied beforehand. Why would the Tribulation be any different?
Here are just a few examples:
Noah and his family rose above the destruction of the Flood in the ark (Genesis 6-8)
Lot and his family were led out of Sodom (Genesis 19)
All of Israel was led out of Egypt after the Passover (Exodus 12)
Rahab and her family were led out of Jericho (Joshua 6)
Those who sighed and cried were protected in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 9)
Those who fled out of Jerusalem were protected from the Roman legions in 70 A.D. (Luke 21)
God has always provided a physical deliverance of His people from citywide or earthly destruction. When judgment came upon the entire earth during the Flood, all the people of God consisted of only one family-and He delivered them.
When the judgment of God came upon an isolated city or country-such as Sodom or Jerusalem-again the people of God were delivered from harm. The time will come when one day the judgment of God will fall upon the entire planet. At that time, the people of God will exist far and wide-among many nations.
God will then provide a supernatural deliverance from a worldwide force and destruction. Titus surrounded only Jerusalem, and Joshua surrounded only Jericho-hence the isolated earthly deliverance of God's people from that area. The Antichrist will rule over the entire planet, and God's judgment will fall everywhere-hence the supernatural heavenly deliverance of all God's people from around the earth.
Several times God has delivered His people before His judgment came such as the Passover in Egypt, Lot and his family from Sodom, and the people who fled Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
Such will also be the case in the very near future when Jesus will Rapture His Bride before the worldwide judgment known respectively as: The Tribulation, The Time of Jacob's Trouble, The 70th Week of Daniel, The Great Tribulation, and The Day of the Lord.
The Bride of Christ is the remnant of the true church:
"For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.' This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church" (Ephesians 5:30-32).
And Jesus Christ Himself-the Lion of the tribe of Judah-is the Lamb of God worthy to judge the earth:
"But one of the elders said to me, 'Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals'" (Revelation 5:5).
"Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying: 'You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth'" (Revelation 5:8-10).
Why wouldn't Jesus protect and deliver His own wife from His own judgment-meant not for those who love Him but meant instead for those who deny Him?
After all, the most significant and most important judgment of all time-the judgment that God prophesied beforehand throughout His entire Word and His creation-protects everyone who trusts in Him from eternal destruction: His judgment of all sin and death at Calvary.
"Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.' This He said, signifying by what death He would die" (John 12:31-33).
That is why Christ Jesus is called "The Lamb of God," because He bore our sins and our judgment for us. How can it make any sense at all that He would beat and bruise His own wife that He loves and died for-while He is carrying out His own judgment, not against her-but against the rest of the world during the Tribulation?
Jesus loves His Bride:
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her" (Ephesians 5:25).
We can take comfort (1 Thessalonians 4) that the Lord Jesus loves us and has already suffered the penalty of our sins, and He will deliver us from the wrath to come. Those who deny His sacrifice for their sins have no release from His judgment and feel no comfort.
"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?" (Revelation 6:16b-17)
The verse above clearly states that the judgment of the Tribulation is God's judgment upon the world-not the devil's judgment upon the world. The devil is just a tool used by the Lord. The devil has no right to judge right from wrong as God does.
God has used others to execute His judgment at various times in the past-such as Titus and Nebuchadnezzar. In like manner, He will also use the Antichrist to execute a portion of His judgment in the very near future.
However-make no mistake-the Tribulation will be the righteous judgment of the One who alone is worthy to judge right from wrong:
"For He has set a day for judging the world with justice by the Man He has appointed, and He proved to everyone who this is by raising Him from the dead" (Acts 17:31 NLT).
Anyone who is not blinded by Satan can see very clearly that the world is now ripe for the judgment of the Day of the Lord. In fact-the world is past ripe-it is rotten.
"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, 'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens:
"Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown" (Revelation 3:7, 10-11).
The Land Nobody Wanted - Jack Kinsella -
The land claimed by Israel is smaller than the state of Rhode Island. In comparison to the Arab Middle East, Israel is like a single piece of sod on a football field.
Carrying the analogy further, imagine that one team has to defend that single piece of sod from an opposing team that outnumbers them 650 to 1.
The other team, claiming unfair advantage, is demanding the single piece of sod be divided and half of it be awarded to them.
The referees agree, and penalize the defending team for refusing to concede half of its 1/6th of one percent of the field to the opposition [that outnumbers them 650 to one]. The crowd loudly boos the defenders.
That is roughly analogous to the rules of engagement under which the Middle East conflict is being played out.
The Arab side makes two concurrent claims; 1) Israel has no historical right to the land; and 2) Israel, by its existence, has dispossessed the indigenous Palestinian people, leaving them with nowhere to go.
Except for a few decades of Christian control during the Crusades era, the land claimed by Israel was under Islamic control for 1300 years. This is one of the principle arguments advanced in favor of the Palestinian claim that Israel has no historical right to the Land of Promise.
That argument is bolstered by the existence of an Arab mosque atop what the Jews claim as Temple Mount, a mosque that has graced Mount Moriah for some 1,350 years.
According to modern Islam, the mosque atop Mount Moriah is the third-holiest site in Islam. Recenty Islamic tradition says the al Aqsa Mosque marks the place where Mohammed ascended into heaven aboard a winged horse.
For that reason, it now ranks third in line behind Mecca and Medina as Islam's holiest cities.
In ancient times, Israel sat atop the most strategic crossroads of the known world. One couldn't get from Babylon to Egypt by chariot without passing through it.
Israel and Jerusalem have been fought over and conquered by the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Arabs, Turks, and finally, the British in 1917.
In each of its conquests, Jerusalem was strategic because of its strategic value as Israel's God-given capital. From Nebuchadnezzar to Titus, each successive conqueror acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of the Jews.
When the region was conquered by Islam, taking Jerusalem was a strategic, rather than religious necessity. Whoever controlled the Jewish holy city controlled the remaining indigenous Jews.
The reconquest of Jerusalem became a holy religious duty only after the Crusaders claimed the city for Christianity. Since the city was holy to Judaism and holy to Christianity, it became holy to Islam, as well.
But 'holy' doesn't mean the same thing to Islam as it does to Christians and Jews. To Christians or Jews, 'holy' means worthy of reverence, whereas to Islam, 'holy' means worthy of possession.
Under Islamic possession, Jerusalem was just another dusty city of the province of Southern Syria. In the four hundred years Jerusalem was under Ottoman rule until 1917, the city was never even a regional or provincial capital.
After the Ottoman Empire fell to the Allies in the First World War, British foreign secretary Lord Balfour put into writing Britain's support for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people."
When the League of Nations made Palestine a British mandate after the war, Lord Balfour's declaration was assumed as part of the deal and the allied powers of the Great War all agreed. By 1935, there were more than 300,000 Jews in Palestine. Tel Aviv, founded in 1909, had 100,000 people.
In 1947 Britain, which had been handed the Palestine problem by the now-defunct League of Nations passed it on, with relief, to the newly born United Nations. The UN agreed to partition Palestine into a Jewish state, an Arab state, and a neutral UN zone containing Jerusalem, a city sacred to three religions.
The Jews were thrilled, the Arabs adamantly opposed.
In late 1947 the plan was ratified by the UN, and the State of Israel proclaimed on May 14, 1948. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled the country.
The the British pulled out completely, and most of the Arab world- Egypt, Transjordan (now Jordan), Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon, as well as Palestinians- immediately attacked in an attempt to destroy Israel.
By the time of armistice in 1949 Israel held three quarters of Palestine- twice as much land as the UN had proposed- Jordan had taken the land on the West Bank of the Jordan River, and Egypt had taken the Gaza Strip.
It is at this point in the story of the Middle East that history ends and the modern myth of the Middle East is born.
The modern myth is that at the end of the Israeli War of Independence, the indigenous 'Palestinian' people were dispossessed by Israel and left with nothing.
The historical fact is that, until the mid 1930's, the term 'Palestinian' was a label applied to the Jews.
Until 1950, the name of the Jerusalem Post was THE PALESTINE POST; the journal of the Zionist Organization of America was NEW PALESTINE; Bank Leumi was the ANGLO-PALESTINE BANK; the Israel Electric Company was the PALESTINE ELECTRIC COMPANY; there was the PALESTINE FOUNDATION FUND and the PALESTINE PHILHARMONIC.
All these were Jewish organizations. In America, Zionist youngsters sang "PALESTINE, MY PALESTINE", "PALESTINE SCOUT SONG" and "PALESTINE SPRING SONG"
In general, the terms 'Palestine' and 'Palestinian' referred to the region of Palestine as it was prior to 1948.
Thus "Palestinian Jew" and "Palestinian Arab" are straightforward expressions. "Palestine Post" and "Palestine Philharmonic" refer to these bodies as they existed in a place then known as Palestine.
The adoption of a Palestinian identity by the Arabs of Palestine is a recent phenomenon. Until the establishment of the State of Israel, and for another decade or so, the term 'Palestinian' applied exclusively to the Jews.
The claims of the Arab 'Palestinians' to be a separate people is an utter fiction. There is no language known as Palestinian. There is no distinct Palestinian culture. There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Arab Palestinians.
Arab Palestinians are indistinguishable from Jordanians (recent British inventions all), Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc.
Syria was created by the British and subsequently given to France as the French Mandate. The Syrians declared independence after the British left in 1946, two years before Israel did the same thing. Jordan was created by the British in 1921.
The same British government that created the modern Arab world in 1920 at the San Remo Conference in Italy -- by decree -- also created a Jewish homeland the same way at the same conference.
And the Jewish Palestine of the Balfour Declaration as confirmed at San Remo encompassed a much bigger chunk of ground than Israel claims today.
Until the Jews renewed their claim to the land of Palestine, nobody else wanted it. The Jews petitioned for statehood on the principle that Palestine was "a land without a people" and that the Jews were "a people without a land."
Arab revisionist historians say that claim was 'a myth.' History and mathematics tell a different story -- if anybody were interested in the facts, that is.
In 1948, there were about 735,000 Muslim and Christian Arabs in Palestine. There were about 716,000 Jews. Since the same land now supports a population of more than 12 million combined Arabs and Jews, the argument that the Arabs were 'crowded out' by the Jews makes no sense.
The 'Palestinian refugees' languishing in 'refugee camps' in Jordan, Lebanon and elsewhere, were not interned by Israel. They were interned by their own governments after those governments lost the war with Israel.
Those Jordanian citizens that lived in Jordan's West Bank and the citizens of Egypt's Gaza Strip (who, on May 30, 1967 were still Egyptians), became instant 'Palestinians' on June 7, 1967.
From the moment of its declaration of statehood, the Jews of Israel have lived under the constant threat of annihilation by the surrounding Arab states.
As Golda Meir observed during the Yom Kippur War, "the Arabs can fight, and lose, and come back to fight another day. Israel can only lose once."
What makes this significant is that NONE of this is a secret. Knowing this, the entire world prefers the fictional account advanced by the Islamic world; that the Palestinians pre-existed the Jews, that the Jews stole 'Palestinian land' dispossessed its inhabitants and locked them away in refugee camps.
Remember the football field and the single square of sod analogy. To the world, dividing that single square of sod defended by a team outnumbered 650 to one that holds the rest of the football field is an example of 'leveling the playing field'.
It is nothing short of madness. But it is a madness that seems to have infected the world at large. The Islamic version of the Arab-Israeli conflict is a monstrous lie being advanced in favor of a claim to land that nobody wanted until the Jews did.
In the midst of a global war on terror, the world is prepared to countenance an openly terrorist government ruling over a 'people' that do not exist, (a people whose only goal is the ANNIHILATION of another people whose history is THE most documented record of ancient times) based on the argument that the Jewish claim to Jerusalem is historically invalid.
That lie is so delusional that it boggles the mind. Yet it is the basic reason for a global war on terror that now threatens to spill over into an all-out war of civilizations.
Israel, by its very existence, is a stench in the nostrils of the secular world. It is a constant reminder of the existence and reality of God, and therefore, man's accountability before Him. Paul explains it this way:
"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind. . ." (Romans 1:28)
The secular world's war, blind anti-semitism so ingrained in its psyche it is blissfully unaware it even exists.
Any critically-thinking person can see the truth, yet the UN consistently finds the 'anti-truth' when it involves Israel. It is almost supernatural in its scope and breadth. In fact, scratch 'almost' from that last sentence.
It IS supernatural.
Nearing Midnight: Kilauea's Greatest Danger - Todd Strandberg - http://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/
A strange thing about humans and natural disasters is that we tend to fear the ones that are the least likely to happen. For decades the media have warned about the possibility of a large meteor striking the earth and creating a massive loss of life. If NASA suddenly discovered that a 5-mile-wide meteor was projected to come very near to the earth in 15 years, the talk would suddenly be about how the vastness of space and our faulty projection would likely mean that the meteor would miss earth.
I've written before about the danger from the Yellowstone caldera. Scientists have learned that this super volcano has exploded several times with massive force. An eruption today would kill tens of millions of people. There has been an endless series of earthquakes in the area.
Over the past few months, the Steamboat geyser has sprung to life and now seems to be erupting somewhat on a predictable schedule, at least for the moment. On Jun 15, it sent boiling water hundreds of feet into the air for the 10th time this year. Before this recent string of eruptions, Steamboat had been dormant since 2014. This is the most amount of eruptions since 1965.
Scientists continue to tell the public not to worry. Yellowstone has a 600,000-year eruption cycle, and oddly enough, the last one occurred 600,000 years ago. We really don't know what to make of these warning signs. The going assumption is that we are safe from danger by the chance of an actual eruption being thousands of years down the road.
I've looked at several young-earth creationist sites on the timing of Yellowstone's eruptions. They say its last one occurred possibly in 2,000 BC, but they are strangely silent on any future events. If our safety margin is actually 150 times smaller, they need to boldly speak up on this issue.
There is another danger to the world that has a much shorter cycle-a massive landslide in the Hawaiian Islands. About every 30,000 years, a large section of an Island will break off into the ocean.
The southern section of the Big Island of Hawaii has had a spectacular occurrence of lava flows. The USGS notes that an estimated 7 billion cubic feet of lava has poured out in a massive eruption which began on May 3. The lava is "enough to cover Manhattan 8 feet deep" and fill 15 million average dump trucks, it said. The fresh lava has added 11 square miles to the Island.
The buildup of this new material on the ocean's edge will eventually result in a landslide. The average slope of the northern side of the Big Island is three degrees. The pitch at the southern end is six degrees. A return to stability would require a 100 cubic mile section to slide into the ocean.
The collapse of the south flank would cause an earthquake in excess of a 9 in magnitude, and generate a mega-tsunami. A previous mega-tsunami in Hawaii may have created waves 1,400 feet tall on the nearby islands. One evidence of the power of this type of event is the discovery of large sections of coral the size of houses that were ripped from the ocean floor and carried several miles inland. Geologists have discovered huge blocks of land up to 10 miles wide on the sea floor that fanned out over 150 miles from the coast.
A Hawaiian mega-tsunami would hit the western coast of the US with a wave at least 200 feet tall. It would take about 5 hours for it to reach the coast, but there is no way to move 20 million Californians from the danger zone. The cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco would be absolutely devastated by the giant wave.
The activity of the last couple of months has added to the danger. When a magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred on May 4th, the south flank moved about two feet toward the sea. The opening of over 20 vents was the result of a giant ripping of the eastern rift zone of Kilauea. The addition of billions of tons of weight to the south flank increases the chance of a major collapse.
Another indication that the danger may be all too real is the removal of information related to Kilauea and tsunamis. Wikipedia maintains a history of its article edits. I ran across a page that had gone from saying mega-tsunamis are a "natural" event to "Geologists are confident no such failure is likely" and "...supposed threats of mega-tsunamis are exaggerated."
I don't think there will be a mega-tsunami in the Pacific Ocean any time before the Kings of the East invasion. China would be shattered by such a wave, and I don't see how it could launch a 200-million- man army invasion of the Middle East after being hit by a mega-tsunami.
When Jesus returns to earth and generates some type of pulse that will cause every mountain and island to move, the south flank will certainly collapse. In fact, dozens of sections of Hawaii will likely go crashing into the ocean. His return will be very glorious, but it will also be very terrifying to the lost.
"The sky receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place" (Revelation 6:14).
China's Social Credit System: The Dreamed NWO Model Of The Globalists - By Makia Freeman -
Sesame Credit is the all-encompassing technological and authoritarian system now used by China to control its citizenry. China has been emerging as a New World Order model for decades. Although there is a superficial facing off between the US-led West on one side, and China-Russia on the other side, the NWO plan is to use the friction created in these geopolitical battles to merge all the nations of the world under a One World Government.
Many NWO controllers have long displayed open admiration for the Chinese model of authoritarianism, centralized power and the large amount of control it wields over its massive population. Recently China introduced a massive society-wide system called Zhima Credit (Sesame Credit), a full-spectrum social credit system that assigns a score to citizens based on how "good" they are.
This system is based on gamification, i.e. the gamifying of virtually every human endeavor, itself based on the exploitation of brain chemistry (dopamine hits) and human psychology. However, it's not just a harmless game; it can have serious real-world consequences. Chinese journalist Liu Hu felt the brunt of the Chinese NWO model when he was denied the ability to buy property, take out a loan, buy an airplane ticket or even to travel on a Chinese trains.
Sesame Credit: Denying Dissenters the Right to Financially Transact
For starters, we are told by none less than the Chinese Supreme Court itself that the underlying philosophy of Sesame Credit is once untrustworthy, always restricted. Now that is a chilling and anti-freedom philosophy if there ever was one.
Imagine if this same principle were applied in reverse by citizens towards their governments. What government on Earth would survive? What authority would not have a sufficient level of corruption to be found "untrustworthy" in some way? Imagine if we lived in a world where the People could could simply apply this to the governments and instantaneously "restrict" them.
In the USA there is a whole system of credit reports and credit scores that allow banks and lenders to rank borrowers based on how creditworthy they are. This has consequences for taking out loans for houses, cars and other reasons, as well as for obtaining credit cards. However, the system is based purely on your financial history, activity and level of responsibility.
Sesame Credit takes the idea to a whole new level. The algorithm generates a score not just based on your financial history, but numerous other inputs such as your criminal record, whether you pay your taxes, fines and fees, how well you obey traffic rules and other laws, your shopping and lifestyle habits and - here's the big one - how well you support the government.
For the Chinese, Sesame Credit is now starting to rule their lives. It determines their access to loans, housing, social services, certain types of employment, travel, university and information (internet). It is influencing and determining all sorts of behavior - even who people choose to befriend, since their Sesame Credit score becomes lower or higher depending upon the scores of their friends.
Clearly, this is a far-reaching and dangerous kind of technological social engineering which reduces the value of a human being to a number, and essentially forces them to respect authority in order to maintain their standard of living.
Limiting the Purchasing Power of Dissidents
A few brave Chinese have found out the hard way what can happen if you rock the boat. According to this Globe and Mail article, accomplished journalist Liu Hu spent 20 years pushing back against censorship in China. He used his blog to expose the corruption of high-level officials. In 2013 he was accused and arrested for "crimes" such as "fabricating and spreading rumours" and in 2016 in a separate case a court found him guilty of defamation.
Then in 2017, Liu suddenly felt the impact of getting on the wrong side of authorities in modern-day China:
... he discovered that his life had abruptly changed: Without any notice, he had been caught up in the early reaches of a social-credit system that China is developing as a pervasive new tool for social control - one expected to one day tighten the state's grip on its citizens. Critics have called it an Orwellian creation - a new kind of "thought police."
What it meant for Mr. Liu is that when he tried to buy a plane ticket, the booking system refused his purchase, saying he was "not qualified." Other restrictions soon became apparent: He has been barred from buying property, taking out a loan or travelling on the country's top-tier trains.
"There was no file, no police warrant, no official advance notification. They just cut me off from the things I was once entitled to," he said. "What's really scary is there's nothing you can do about it. You can report to no one. You are stuck in the middle of nowhere."
The article, published in January this year (2018), states that the blacklist had swelled to 7.49 million names as of last summer (June-August 2017 presumably). The Globe and Mail also examined the "records of two dozen people on the blacklist, many of whom had committed minor offences. One man was blacklisted over a $1,500 rent payment. Another had not repaid $1,900. Another failed to pay a $195 fine. Yet another had shoplifted 10 packs of cigarettes worth $70."
China: The Dreamed NWO Model of the Globalists
The NWO globalists have a declared and obvious admiration for China. The now deceased David Rockefeller wrote this in the New York Times in 1973 - only around a decade after Mao Tse-Tung's disastrous Great Leap Forward which took the lives of an estimated 18-55 million people:
Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded, not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering a high morale and community propose. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao's leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history.
To give Western readers an idea of just how authoritarian China has become, consider this: a lawyer named Li Xiaolin discovered he couldn't buy a plane ticket because of an "insincere apology." Yes, you read that right. The Chinese Government not only has the power to order someone to apologize, but also to determine whether their apology is sincere ... eerily reminiscent of the Party's purpose in 1984 to ensure that all citizens not only obeyed Big Brother but loved Big Brother.
This incident had nothing to do with Sesame Credit per se; however, the insincere apology meant he'd failed to comply with a court order, which landed him on a government blacklist.
China is a big player in the technological and IT fields. The Sesame Credit system is being fueled by technological advances to grab data from all aspects of a citizen's existence - commercial, social, emotional, political and moral - and distill this data into a single score, which becomes the basis of a hierarchical or tiered society.
However, in comparison to the historical caste system of India (where you were born into a particular class and stuck there for life), Sesame Credit encourages you to actively change your behavior via gamification to become more compliant, self-censoring, obedient and deferential - all in the hope of getting a better score. In this way, Sesame Credit is even more insidious than the caste system. It's no wonder that control freaks would love to roll out such a system worldwide under the auspices of a Global Government.
It is no exaggeration to label Sesame Credit as the most ambitious attempt by any government in modern history to control their citizenry via technology, psychology and gamification. It is indeed a new kind of authoritarianism that mines a person's online identity, combines it with their offline identity, and assesses them based on anything they've ever said, wrote or done.
From a pop culture perspective, it's similar to the Netflix series Black Mirror where a virtual digital score is attached to everyone in society.
If we're not aware, this exact kind of system will be rolled out in Western nations - and everywhere. At the current state of consciousness, it would not be surprising if many sleepwalking people lost sight of the aim of the "game" and jumped gleefully onto the hamster wheel in pursuit of the latest project of getting a high score - forgetting how the whole point is to gamify them and mold them into exactly the kind of docile citizens the State wants.
Daily Jot: Primary results pit law-abiding vs lawless - Bill Wilson - www.dailyjot.com
Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated ten-term Democratic incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district. Ocasio-Cortez ran on a platform of abolishing the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency. Photos of her campaigning on election day had people carrying signs in the background that said, "We will not go back," raising at the very least the question of illegal voting. Hollywood stars freaked out about the Supreme Court decision to uphold President Donald Trump's travel ban of people from certain terrorist-friendly countries. The regressive left and its lapdog media are amplifying headlines about Trump and those who voted for him being Nazis.
Protests organized by anarchist and socialist/communist groups have erupted around the country. They are willing allies whenever they can be convinced that their political foes are Nazis. It is a classic brainwashing that the so-called news media is fueling. Let us remember that the Nazis hunted down Jews in Europe and systematically exterminated upwards of six million Jewish men, women and children in what is known as the Holocaust. The American Nazi Party's motto is "Advancing National-Socialism into the 21st Century." It is totally dedicated to advancing the Aryan race. This is a far cry from the Republican Party and the Trump Administration.
The Democratic Socialists of America say they are socialists because they are against private profit, they support a "humane international social order" with central planning and "equitable distribution" of resources. This is not too far from the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Party platform, which promotes wealth redistribution by "making the wealthy pay their fair share," supporting legal immigration "within reasonable limits," and "universal" healthcare, which means socialist healthcare. There is not much difference between the Democratic Socialists and the Democratic Party, one is a subset of the other, and the Democratic Party fully supports socialist candidates who win the party's nomination.
This pits those who embrace the Constitutional rule of law against those who want no rule of law, only majority rule. There is the law-abiding and the lawless. Those who want majority rule will do anything they can to achieve their goal, including encouraging breaking the law. We are seeing this play out day by day. It is akin to those who abide by the rule of God's law and those who are rebellious. Acts 5:29 sums up how followers of Christ should view this: "We ought to obey God rather than men." In rejecting Saul as King, Samuel said in 1 Samuel 15:23, "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft...Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you..." Socialism/Communism rejects God's word by its own admission that government supersedes God. It is the lawless path. Do not be snared by it.
Daily Devotion: A Journey of Faith - By Greg Laurie - www.harvest.org
Don't act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. -Ephesians 5:17
Having been a Christian for more than 40 years, I can tell you there have been times the Lord has spoken directly to my heart, and I've had a very clear sense of what I was supposed to do. But generally, I would have to say the Christian life is a journey of faith, one step at a time.
The Bible doesn't say the just shall live by feeling; it says the just shall live by faith (see Romans 1:17). We read the Word of God and then take the principles found in it, put them into practice, and start going in the right direction.
For example, God wants us to be filled with the Holy Spirit. To be filled with the Spirit is simply to ask God to empower us each and every day. The Bible tells us, "Understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit" (Ephesians 5:17-18 NLT).
God wants us to have an attitude of gratitude. We're told in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, "Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus" (NLT). That doesn't mean we should thank God when things are going badly. Rather, we are to give thanks that God is in control of all circumstances that surround the life of the Christian.
Also, God wants us to live a pure life. As 1 Thessalonians 4:3 tells us, "For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality" (NKJV).
If you're violating basic principles that are plainly declared in Scripture, then it won't help you to know God's will. Instead, be obedient to what you know is God's will for you today.
FROM THE HEART
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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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