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The Green New Deal: Slavery by Any Other Name
- Jonathan Brentner - https://www.jonathanbrentner.com/https/jonathan-brentner-g8fgsquarespacecom/config/2020/10/10/the-green-new-deal-slavery-by-any-other-name
The climate alarmists of our day would have us believe that a grave environmental crisis exists; one that requires immediate and drastic action in order to save the planet. The leaders of the United Nations tell us that the solution requires all nations to submit to a central government, a New World Order.
The UN's strategy for resolving the climate emergency consists of seventeen goals that fall under their Agenda 2030. These objectives, however, go far beyond protecting the environment. They call for a Marxist type of government that distributes wealth evenly among all nations and all people.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) refers to this redistribution of wealth as the "Great Reset." The quote below comes from the Fox Business website regarding the WEF's meeting in June 2020:
We're still in the earliest phase of the Great Reset. The full plan won't be rolled out until January 2021, when the World Economic Forum will host its annual meeting in Davos. But the framework of the plan is clear: By combining many of the money-printing strategies endorsed by Modern Monetary Theory economists with global Green New Deal-like policies and corporate cronyism, the elites at the World Economic Forum can effectively control economic activity on a scale that has never been achieved.
The words "effectively control economic activity" sound remarkably similar to the words of Revelation 13, which describe how the beast, the antichrist, will control all the buying and selling worldwide.
Agenda 2030 and its United States' equivalent, the Green New Deal, are the engines behind the coming economic control that the elite globalists plan to impose on the world. The Marxist nature of these programs is slavery by any other name.
THE CHILLING DETAILS OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL
According to Wikipedia, "The Green New Deal (GND) is a proposed package of United States legislation that aims to address climate change and economic inequality."
A Washington Post article on February 11, 2019, reports that the GND resolution calls for a "10-year national mobilization" with the following as its key goals that focus as much on wealth redistribution as on the environment:
Guaranteeing a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people of the United States.
Providing all people of the United States with - high-quality health care; affordable, safe, and adequate housing; economic security; and access to clean water, clean air, healthy and affordable food, and nature.
Meeting 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources.
Repairing and upgrading the infrastructure in the United States, including by eliminating pollution and greenhouse gas emissions as much as technologically feasible.
Upgrading all existing buildings in the United States and building new buildings to achieve maximal energy efficiency, water efficiency, safety, affordability, comfort, and durability, including through electrification.
The GND legislation leaves no aspect of human life outside the realm of government control. Its description on the CNN website provides a frightening and chilling depiction of just how the elite would control all areas of our lives under the GND.
With implementation of the GND, a totalitarian government would guarantee the well-being of everyone in the United States. It would regulate all aspects of one's employment, housing, healthcare, availability of food, and of course clean up the environment (a secondary objective of the plan). It would ensure equal outcomes for all with the elite choosing the nature of such "outcomes." Does this not sound a little bit like being in prison?
The response of the world to COVID-19 has given the globalists confidence that they can control people through fear. Might there be climate lockdowns in the world's future under the guise of saving the planet from an impending environmental catastrophe? Some are already talking about just a scenario.
Mariana Mazzucato, a University College London economics professor who is a member of the U.N. Committee on Development Policy recently wrote the following, "Under a 'climate lockdown,' governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling."
Despite what he said in the debate, Joe Biden and the Democratic Party fully support the GND and will work for its full implementation should they prevail in the election this November.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL
Tom Hughes, in a recent prophecy update, played a video from the World Economic Forum (WEF). It portrays the future as a wonderful utopia free of pandemics and all threats to our environment. The leaders of WEF fail to point out, however, the pain and suffering that will come from the move away from fossil fuels they envision under the UN's Agenda 2030 and its US counterpart, the GND.
The planting, maintaining, and harvesting of crops requires a tremendous amount of fossil fuels. Beyond that, the food would never make it from the farms to our grocery stores without diesel fuel powering millions of trucks as well as a numerous trains. And without fuel, it would be a very long walk for most of us to get our food home from the store. Alternatives do not exist for all the fuel needed to support all the activities needed to meet the demands of even a fraction of population in the US or in the world.
Below is what I wrote in my chapter on the climate alarmists for Lawless-The End Times War Against the Spirit of Antichrist (due for release this month, October 2020) concerning the consequences of the GND should it become law:
God designed the world to sustain the large population we have today. This may sound highly controversial, but I believe the Lord provided fossil fuels in the earth for the benefit of mankind. Why else would He have designed the earth with such vast resources of oil, coal, and natural gas and given humanity the knowledge to use it? These resources not only make it possible for food to reach our tables, but for millions of people to survive the harsh winters of the north.
These enormous reserves did not come into being apart from God's sovereign purposes nor did they originate from decaying dinosaurs. It would have required an astronomically high number of decomposing prehistoric animals to create the gigantic reservoirs of natural gas and oil that exist beneath the earth's surface.
Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels says eliminating all fossil fuels would reduce the average earth temperature by .14 degrees Celsius. "That's a very small change for putting humanity back in the Stone Age."
The implementation of the Green New Deal would lead to record high fuel costs and with that soaring and out of control food prices. Those with fixed incomes would have no opportunity to keep up with the skyrocketing inflation. The economic fallout would devastate life in the United States and lead to starvation on a massive scale. As Dr. Michaels said, it just might push us back in "the stone age."
But do not panic; the Lord told us thousands of years ago that this would happen.
BIBLICAL PROPHECY PROVIDES A BIBLICAL CONTEXT FOR THE FUTURE NEW WORLD ORDER
Amir Tsarfati explains how the current climate-change hysteria furthers Satan's agenda for a world government:
The Bible describes the man of sin, the Antichrist, as a man who will have the reins for a world government handed over to him. Involved with this will also be a world religion that will help subject all things under his evil control. The Bible indicates that this man is going to rise from what we now know as Europe (Daniel 7). This climate change hysteria is doing nothing but screaming for the world to let the globalist regime have more control. Eventually, things are going to get to the point where the economic, political, and even religious platforms of the world are going to be right where Satan wants them in order for this man to take control.
The Great Reset championed by the World Economic Forum is nothing new. Both Daniel and the Apostle John prophesied about just such a world government would emerge during the Tribulation (Daniel 7; Revelation 13). The globalists who push for a New World Order act as Satan's minions promoting his agenda to put his man, the Antichrist, in charge of all the nations just as the Bible says will happen in the last days.
Yes, it's exceedingly disheartening to watch the push for a totalitarian world government gain popularity under the deceptive guise of climate alarm. We must keep in mind, however, that not only does the Bible tell us this will happen someday, it provides details of the destruction of Satan's kingdom at the Second Coming of Jesus (Rev. 19:11-20:10).
The Lord Jesus will totally destroy both the antichrist and his kingdom at His Second Coming.
What we see in our world is precisely what the Bible said would happen in the last days; a New World Order of some sort will take finally shape before or during the initial stages of the seven-year tribulation. We already see the planning for this New World Order in the United States' GND, in Agenda 2030 of the United Nations, and in The Great Reset of the WEF. All these programs have the same goal of unifying the world under the control of the elite globalists.
The Great Reset will not be the utopia the WEF advertises it to be; it will enslave all who are alive at the time.
The good news is that we will already be with Jesus in the place He has prepared for us before the antichrist rises to worldwide power (John 14:2-3; 2 Thess. 2:1-8). We will not see the sudden destruction that will kick off the day of the Lord; that is the Lord's promise to us.
For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10)
Erdogan Declares War on Arabs - by Khaled Abu Toameh - https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16608/erdogan-declares-war-on-arabs
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is continuing to insult and threaten Arabs, specifically those living in the Gulf.
Many Arabs are concerned about Erdogan's threats against their countries and his ongoing meddling in their internal affairs. Some Arabs are saying that the time has come to stand up to Erdogan and end his "malicious" schemes against Arab countries.
In the past few days, many Arabs took to social media and other platforms to condemn Erdogan's latest offensive remarks and veiled threats against their countries.
They were responding to statements by Erdogan, who on October 1 told Turkish lawmakers, "Some countries in our region did not exist yesterday, and they may not exist in the future, but God willing, we will continue to raise our flag in this region forever." He was apparently referring to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and other Gulf countries.
The Turkish president was speaking at the opening of the 27th legislative session of his country's parliament. Commenting on the death of the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Erdogan said, "He [The Emir of Kuwait] was "a different, rational and wise leader, unlike the rulers of some countries in the region, whose rulings do not correspond to reason, logic and fairness."
Erdogan's statements sparked a wave of protests and condemnations in the Gulf states, which considered his remarks as "hostile to Arabs" and a "declaration of war on Arabs."
Some Arabs wondered whether Erdogan was preparing to topple Arab regimes.
Noting that Erdogan posted a video clip of his statements on his Arabic Twitter account in an explicit attempt to send a warning to Arabs, Saudi political analyst Abdel Hameed Yahya wrote: "He [Erdogan] posted it on his Arabic account with an Arabic translation. This is a declaration of war, to say the least."
Yayha and several Arab political analysts and commentators said that Erdogan "has a project of hegemony and influence that resembles Iran's project in its end, although they differ in the tools and method of implementation."
"While Iran uses sectarianism through its militias and proxies, Turkey has used other tools, the most important of which is political Islam, represented by the Muslim Brotherhood organization," according to the London-based pan-Arab newspaper Al-Arab.
"For years, Turkey continued to implement its agenda in secret, but its true face has begun to appear in public. In light of the internal economic crisis, and Turkey's external setbacks, there was no room left for Erdogan but to flee forward."
Saudi political activist Munther Al Sheikh Mubarak remarked:
"Perhaps October will be a turning point in dealing with Erdogan. His clear threats require the Gulf states to take clear measures against Turkey by ending every relationship with it. Shut up, Erdogan!"
Adheya Ahmed Al-Sayed, Chairwoman of the Bahrain Journalists Association, commented that Erdogan's threats against the Gulf states should be seen as a "message to all those who are deceived by Erdogan. His threat against our country is clear and not hidden."
Two popular hashtags trending on Twitter reflect the growing concern among Arabs toward Erdogan's intentions and threats: "Arabs are a red line that should not be crossed" and "Erdogan threatens Arabs."
Several Gulf social media users accused Erdogan of seeking to increase his popularity "by insulting the Gulf countries and showing contempt for Arabs."
Egyptian political thinker Magdi Khalil, president of the Middle East Freedom Forum, wrote that Erdogan "is following in Iran's footsteps by recruiting extremists in favor of his dangerous expansion project." Erdogan, he added, "is a dangerous man for the world."
Abdullah Al-Otaibi, a Saudi writer and political analyst, wrote that Erdogan has been sending "mercenaries" to fight in Syria, Iraq and Libya to prove that he is the next Ottoman Caliph. "In Syria, Turkey presented itself as a supporter and savior for the Syrian people from its army and its political leadership," Al-Otaibi said.
"Then it became clear that the Turkish goal was to control northern Syria and turn the Syrian youth into an army of mercenary militias that Turkey would use to achieve its expansionist ambitions in the Arab countries. Turkey interfered with its armed forces in northern Iraq under the pretext of pursuing the Kurdistan Workers' Party members. Iraqi and Libyan sovereignty were violated by Turkey in full view of the world. Iran and Turkey spread chaos in the countries in which these two countries interfered, and they support terrorism, deploy militias and transport mercenaries."
Egyptian writer Emil Amin described Erdogan as a "delusional man" and the "bad man of the region." Erdogan, Amin wrote, was "busy to the maximum extent with foreign invasions and dreams of restoring the Ottoman Empire."
Emirati writer Abdel Rahman Al-Naqbi wrote about Erdogan's "filthy trick" to distract attention from his problems at home. "Hardly a week goes by without Erdogan coming out with fiery statements that contain a direct or implicit threat to the Gulf states and Egypt," Al-Naqbi said.
"These continuous statements indicate the extent of the turmoil and the challenges facing him inside Turkey, especially in the economic field. This old political trick of distracting the Turkish people from the failure of the ruling regime to solve its internal problems is still used in a ridiculous way. Such nonsense is not appropriate for an ordinary politician, let alone a president of an Islamic state who insults and threatens Muslim countries."
Saudi political analyst Abdullah Farraj Al-Sharif said that Turkey and Iran have become the two most hostile countries to Saudi Arabia. "Confronting them is obligatory," he said. "These two countries are hostile to Saudi Arabia for no understandable reasons."
Another Saudi writer, Mohammed Al-Saaed, compared Erdogan to former Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi. "Erdogan thinks that he is the ruler of the region," Al-Saaed said, dubbing the Turkish president delusional and ignorant.
"The notorious messages that he sends to the countries and peoples of the region confirm beyond any reasonable doubt that we are facing a new Gaddafi. What Erdogan is doing today is breaking the foundations of the modern Turkish state, stone by stone, and destroying its values."
Abdel Aziz Razan, a Saudi adviser at the Center for Arab-Russia Studies, called on the international media to expose Erdogan's "crimes" against the Arabs.
"His crimes against the Arab peoples must be exposed, such as his massacres against the Syrian people, against the Kurds in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and in Libya through the violation of Libyan sovereignty and the sending of Syrian mercenaries to that country."
Such powerful responses made by Saudis and other Arabs to Erdogan's contemptuous statements show that the Arabs now understand it is Erdogan and his friends in Iran whom they should fear. In the eyes of these Arabs, Erdogan and his Iranian connections represent the real threat to their security and stability.
In light of such reactions, perhaps more Arab countries will follow the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in signing diplomatic agreements with Israel. The State of Israel, as it turns out, is a strategic and strong ally that can help Arab countries stop Turkey and Iran from spreading their contagion of terror in the Middle East.
Will The US Go The Way Of Venezuela? Scary Parallels - Daisy Luther - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=4347
We'd all like to believe that the United States is on the road to economic recovery and that things are going to get better. Everyone wants to think the store shelves are just a few cargo ships away from being refilled. People want to believe that once 2020 is over, life will return to "normal" and that we're just having a really bad year.
But someone pointed out an article I published four and a half years ago and when you look at the things which happened there and compare them to our situation, you may notice some uncanny similarities.
Here's how Venezuela ran out of food.
In February of 2016, I wrote about what an economic collapse really looks like, using Venezuela as an illustration.
The article begins when prepping began to be frowned upon by the Venezuelan government.
In 2013, many began to suspect that the outlook for Venezuela was grim when prepping became illegal. The Attorney General of Venezuela, Luisa Ortega Díaz, called on prosecutors to target people who are "hoarding" basic staples with serious sanctions.
Shortly thereafter, grocery stores instituted a fingerprint registry to purchase food and supplies. Families had to register and were allotted a certain amount of supplies to prevent "hoarding."
The United States:
Early in 2020, supplies began to be difficult to find due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the potential of a lockdown. When folks couldn't find basics like toilet paper, fingers immediately began to point at "preppers" and "hoarders."
The word "hoarding" is being repeatedly used throughout news reports. They're already working to paint preppers as bad and selfish people. They're already vilifying those who hurry out to fill any gaps in their supplies. They're making it seem like a mental illness to get prepared for what could potentially be a long stretch of time at home with only the supplies you have on hand.
This is a frequent trick of propagandists everywhere. Repeat a word often enough and suddenly everyone begins using it. Everyone begins to believe that the people labeled with an ugly word are terrible, selfish, and threats to decency.
This dialogue is still in place, with people being shamed for large purchases, when in fact, they're simply getting necessities for a large family. A friend of mine with a large family has said she'd have to shop every two days with the original limits stores posted to keep everyone in her household well-fed.
It wasn't long until the basics were incredibly difficult to acquire.
Then, just over a year ago, it became even more apparent that the country was falling. when long lines for basic necessities such as laundry soap, diapers, and food became the norm rather than the exception. Thousands of people were standing in line for 5-6 hours in the hopes that they would be able to purchase a few much-needed items.
The United States:
Writers on this website have talked about the shelves being cleared back in March, what we may see in shortage after halting many imports from China, and the fact that in most parts of the country, the supply chain is clearly broken.
People from all over the country have reported in the comments the bare spots in their local stores, with a few exceptions who say that everything in their part of the nation is back to normal. Many areas still have limits on how many packages of toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and canned goods customers can purchase months after the original panic-fueled shopping sprees.
Shortly after the story broke to the rest of the world, the propaganda machine shifted into high gear. As the government began to ration electricity, it was announced that this was not due to economic reasons at all, but instead was a measure of their great concern for the environment.
The United States:
We're looking at you, California, where PG&E, the largest power provider in the state has shut off the power to people in rural areas repeatedly over the past couple of years to "prevent wildfires." Millions faced the hottest days of the summer without electricity.
As stores struggled to provide the essentials to customers, the government stepped in to "help."
As the situation continued to devolve, farmers in Venezuela were forced to hand over their crops last summer. They assumed control of essential goods like food, and began putting retail outlets out of business. Then, once they had control of the sales outlets, they began forcing farmers and food manufacturers to sell anywhere from 30-100% of their products to the state at the price the state opted to pay, as opposed to stores and supermarkets.
But that wasn't enough to keep the population fed. (Isn't it astonishing how much less motivated people are to produce food and supplies when they are no longer allowed to benefit from their hard work? Historically, collectivism and farming have never gone successfully hand in hand.)
This January, the government told citizens that they would need to produce their own food. The Ministry of Urban Farming was created to oversee this. While self-reliance sounds great, it isn't so great in Venezuela. Just so the urban farmers don't get too self-reliant, a registry of the crops and livestock will be required. (And obviously, they've already proven that they have no issue forcing farmers to hand over what they've produced.)
The United States:
As our supply chain devolved, it was learned that farmers in the United States were unable to get their products to the market due to logistics issues, closed packaging plants, and a totally different marketplace. The President signed an Executive Order to force people to go back to work at meat packaging plants and also tried to organize a way to get food that was just being thrown out to the people who desperately needed it.
Processing plants across the country are shutting down as more and more employees become ill. At least ten large meat processing plants have closed due to the virus. Distribution issues have farmers dumping thousands of gallons of milk, plowing under vegetables in the fields, and leaving potatoes to rot.
A lot of the food being produced was destined for restaurants, hotels, and cruise ships. Diverting it to grocery stores and the millions of people using food banks right now (because they didn't get their money from unemployment yet, remember?) is unfortunately not as easy as it should be.
One of the issues processing. With meat, in particular, this is difficult - most folks aren't even going to be willing to process their own chickens and it's wildly unrealistic to imagine a family in the city processing a cow or a pig. With produce, it becomes a little bit easier - anyone can wash fruits and vegetables - but employees are still needed to harvest the food.
A lot of that scarcity could be remedied if we could reallocate things - if janitorial supplies could be sold to the general public, if farmers could sell directly to stores or consumers, and if farmers could donate unpurchased items to food banks.
To summarize, farmers are losing billions of dollars and people are going without food, while the food we have is left to rot. Hopefully, President Trump's new 19 billion dollar plan will allow the federal government to play matchmaker between frustrated farmers and hungry families.
So while nobody has insisted farmers hand over their crops without compensation, the government is clearly getting involved in the distribution of food.
Eventually, all the measures the government of Venezuela took to hide the catastrophic collapse from citizens could hold up no longer.
Venezuela is out of food.
After several years of long lines, rationing, and shortages, the socialist country does not have enough food to feed its population, and the opposition government has declared a "nutritional emergency." This is just the most recent nail in the beleaguered country's slow, painful economic collapse.
Many people expect an economic collapse to be shocking, instant, and dramatic, but really, it's far more gradual than that. It looks like empty shelves, long lines, desperate government officials trying to cover their tushes, and hungry people. For the past two years, I've been following the situation in Venezuela as each shocking event has unfolded. Americans who feel that our country would be better served by a socialist government would be wise to take note of this timeline of the collapse.
It only took 3 years from the first report (about making "hoarding" illegal) for the once oil-rich country to fall into a ruin so extreme that there wasn't enough food for everyone.
The United States:
While we are by no means at the point where there is no more food, there are all sorts of warning signs that day could come - and sooner than expected. Many aspects of our system are crumbling, the supply chain is definitely broken, stores are already preparing for the second wave of shortages, and a simulation has predicted a 400% increase in the price of food by 2030.
An important side note
I'm sure it's merely a coincidence but Venezuelans lost their firearms at around the same time "hoarding" was deemed illegal.
Were you aware that Venezuela banned guns for private citizens a mere four years ago, in 2012? Although the country was already in trouble, it seems like that was the beginning of the end.
Under the reign of Hugo Chavez, the government introduced a law that banned personal purchases of firearms and ammunition in an attempt to "improve security and cut crime". The law was designed to keep guns in the hands of only police, military, and some security companies.
At the time, Chavez's government said that "the ultimate aim is to disarm all civilians." Shortly after the law passed, Chavez lost a battle to cancer, and bus driver Nicolas Maduro became the new president.
Maduro invested $47 million in "disarmament centers" in 2014, where citizens could turn in their firearms without fear of repercussions. This was at about the same time as the government declared that prepping was illegal and those "hoarding" could be detained on criminal charges and when the country instituted a fingerprint registry for purchasing groceries so that they could ensure people only purchased what they were allotted. (source)
Most readers of this website are well aware of concentrated efforts across the United States to undermine the Second Amendment over the past 9 years it has been operating. For more information on these efforts, check out these articles.
How far will we fall in the United States?
This side-by-side comparison is certainly not identical to the crisis in Venezuela, but there are enough similarities that you should be very uncomfortable with our situation. We strongly encourage efforts to become more self-reliant, stocking up on food and other supplies, and frugality in the days ahead.
Those who are prepared may still struggle but they'll be far better off than those who are completely blindsided by the continued collapse.
Do Not Change God's Word - By Dennis Huebshman -
It has become a common practice in today's society to turn God's words around to become something that was never meant. One example that I observed just a few days ago was the taking of the phrase "Fear Not" and stating that Jesus said this numerous times to indicate that everyone in the LGBT, and all the other groups, would know that their lifestyles are acceptable, and to "Never Fear" what anyone else may think. God does not contradict Himself ever, and what He called abominations in the past are still just that today. (all emphasis mine)
Before going any further, let's take a close look at Revelation 22:18-19; "I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book; if anyone adds to them, God will add to him/her the plagues described in this book; and if anyone takes away any from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his/her share in the Tree of Life, and the Holy City, which are described in this book." Verse 20 continues with the qualifier; "He who testifies to these things [Jesus] says 'Surely, I am coming soon'! Amen, Come, Lord Jesus!"
The beginning of the Book of Revelation tells us that Jesus Himself sent an angel to the disciple John to reveal what would take place near the end of this age (Revelation 1:1-3).
In 2 Peter 1:20-21, we're told, "knowing first of all, that no prophecy of scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man; but men spoke from God as they were carried along [inspired] by the Holy Spirit."
Next, looking at 1 Peter 1:12; "It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves [the prophets], but you, in the things that now have been announced to you through those who preached the good news [true Gospel] to you by the Holy Spirit, sent from Heaven, things into which angels long to look."
After this, 2 Peter 2:1-3 talks about issues in his time that have grown stronger today. "But false prophets also arose among the people; just as there will be false teachers among you who will secretly bring in destructive heresies; even denying the Master [Jesus], who bought them [with His precious blood], bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them, the way of the truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed, they will exploit you with their false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep."
Sadly, all who are caught up in the false doctrines will be condemned along with the false prophets. Ear-tickling, unbiblical church sessions do not serve our Lord God Jehovah, Creator of the Heavens and the Earth.
There are satanic worshipers who declare that it isn't necessary to have Jesus as our Savior, as He was just a human that was a good prophet. John 14:6, which just happens to be my life verse, states, "Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by Me." This dispels the notion that there's many ways to Heaven without Jesus. Thing is, one has to first believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God to us.
John 14:17; "Even the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive; because it neither sees Him, nor knows Him. You know Him, for He dwells with you, and will be in you." This is a promise for all who have received and accepted Jesus as their Savior. Also, John 16:13; "When the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into all the Truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will declare to you the things that are to come." Because the worldly people do not have the Holy Spirit within them, they will not believe the truth, but will choose myths that are pleasing to them.
Jesus said in John 8:32, 36, "and you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free... So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." True believers adhere to Psalm 25:5; "Lead me in Your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my Salvation; for You I wait all the day long."
Proverbs 12 has several verses that speak about giving the True Word. Verse 17: "Whoever speaks the truth, gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit." Verse 19: "Truthful lips endure forever; but a lying tongue is but for a moment." Verse 20: "Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil; but those who plan peace have joy." Finally, Verse 22: "Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord; but those who act faithfully are His delight."
The Father does not expect us to know every word in his letter to us [Bible] by heart; but if we are to speak on His behalf, He expects us to back up what we say with His true words. In 1 Peter 3:15-16 we're told; "but in your hearts, honor Christ the Lord as Holy; always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the Hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience so that when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame."
All the signs that were spoken of to let us know we are in the "season" of the end of this age are here right now. They are accelerating rapidly, and one day very soon, there will be a group of people that will suddenly disappear from this earth. False teachers and antichrists have already come up with an answer for this; and that is that all the "haters" will have been removed so that those still here can enjoy the pleasures of this earth. It will become evident soon after the Rapture that this is a huge lie.
Please know that all who are in Christ Jesus will not face condemnation (Romans 8:1), and all who call on Him will be saved (Acts 2:21; Romans 10:9-13). The "harpazo," "Rapture" or "Taking Up" will happen, and be over in less than one second. That is why it is a very wise decision to ask Jesus to forgive you and be your Savior before it happens.
Once a person takes their last breath on this earth, their forever is set. Heaven or Hell are the only two options; and each person is responsible for the choice they make. Just saying "But I'm a good person" will not save anyone. Re-read John 14:6, and add to it Acts 4:12; "And there is Salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
Each minute you delay calling on Jesus is a gamble, because we're not guaranteed to be here for the next one. When our time is up, either by death or Rapture, it will be set in stone what our eternal destination will be. Right now would be a great time to make your eternal home with Jesus a sure thing. He's waiting for your call so He can prepare a place for you (John 14:1-3).
Hope to see you there! Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!
Daily Jot: Censorship - Bill Wilson - www.dailyjot.com
At the risk of getting censored, it's a pretty sad testament to a free and open platform to rage against influencing the election, and then influence the election through censorship. In fact, how do platforms like Facebook and Twitter sell their openness as the main factor of participation, and then set up "committees" to enforce censorship rules based on what the committees see as free speech? It's in the fine print. In fact, when you sign up for an account on these so-called open platforms, you are signing an agreement that allows them to harvest your data, target your preferences AND censor your posts if they don't agree with you. These are not open platforms, they are marketing platforms.
In the last election cycle, Facebook and Twitter were used by Russia and China and who knows who else to influence the election. In an effort to not be tarnished by their leftist leanings, they put in place a whole bunch of rules and policies to prevent someone from claiming their platforms were being used to influence elections. But notwithstanding, they are dishonest on how they enforce those policies. They are censoring news and opinions that are counter to their leftist, globalist leanings. Radical leftists can say about anything against a conservative, including insults and threats. Yet, conservatives, even just giving facts that go against the leftist narrative, are often censored. We see it all the time.
In May 2016, The Daily Jot Reported: Facebook's "trending topics" section is being exposed as a propaganda arm of the socialist left by Gawker Media's online blog Gizmodo. Reporter Michael Nunez writes that Facebook employees, known as "news curators," said they were instructed to "inject" leftist leaning stories into the trending topics even if they were not trending at all. They also suppressed conservative-leaning stories, even if they were trending as popular. In other words, the entire claim of free speech on Facebook is deceptively applied toward a brand of socialistic propaganda, promoting anarchists views such as Black Lives Matter and censuring conservative high-trenders, "having a chilling effect on conservative news." Facebook denied the allegation.
This week, another glaring example popped up. Citing its policy on "Helping to Protect the 2020 Election," Facebook's policy communications director Andy Stone put the throttle on the blockbuster story that Joe Biden met with his son's business partner from Ukraine when he was Vice President. The story is part of an influence peddling, self-enrichment, abuse of power saga where Biden is caught in a lie. Facebook decided to censor it until it can be "fact-checked." In doing so, Facebook boldly protected Biden rather than the 2020 election. In the name of protecting the election, Facebook blatantly tried to influence the election.
Twitter did the same thing. The New York Post which broke the Biden story could not post it on Twitter. In locking down the Post's account, Twitter showed a window saying, "Tweet not sent Your Tweet couldn't be sent because this link has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially harmful. Visit our Help Center to learn more." Herein is what happens when a leftist organization tries to pose as impartial and gets caught. Trying to protect the 2020 election, HOGWASH! This is just one example of how people are manipulated by big tech globalists toward their own views. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceive you." That's a pretty tall order in today's world.
Daily Devotion: You Decide the Ending - by Greg Laurie - www.harvest.org
Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. -2 Corinthians 5:9
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/you-decide-the-ending/ - Listen
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, "Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending."
One of the things I've realized over the years is that life can be full of surprises. For instance, people whom I thought would make their mark on the world simply crashed and burned.
Then there were others whose potential wasn't all that obvious. I wondered whether they would amount to much of anything. Yet God put His hand on them in an amazing way, and they achieved things in an incredible way.
The Bible tells the story of someone who had the potential to become one of the greatest leaders in the history of Israel. He was actually a judge over Israel during the time when Israel was ruled by various judges. His name was Samson, and God's hand was on him in an amazing way.
Yet Samson had an incredible beginning and a tragic ending.
One day, your life will be summed up in a paragraph on a program that will be handed out at your memorial service. When that day comes, no one will care about how high you climbed in your profession. No one will care about what kind of car you drove or how much money you made. Rather, they will talk about what kind of person you were.
So what would you write for your obituary? You decide how your story will end spiritually. God said, "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live" (Deuteronomy 30:19 NKJV).
God wants you to be a spiritual success. God wants you to touch this world. But if you self-destruct spiritually, that is not on God. That's on you.
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