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OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Published 5/15/21

GOD IS SEPARATING HIS SHEEP FROM THE GOATS

I was thinking about the recent Kentucky Derby and how many people were excited to see “Medina Spirit” cross the finish line and win the race. The problem is that the horse failed a drug test after the race and is disqualified. So, does this mean he won or not? Technically, he finished ahead of the other horses and claimed victory, but this does not necessarily mean he is the winner or that he was the best horse in the field. It has been proven that someone injected him with a drug that caused him not to feel pain which gave him an unfair advantage. In other words, his owners and trainers cheated even though they deny it. This means if the findings are finalized, the second place winner “Mandaloun” will be named as the rightful winner of the race. Is this fair? Of course it is in the real world of right and wrong, but sadly, our world modern does not know good from evil.

This reminds me of the recent presidential election where one side is being accused of cheating in order to win. Democrats are laughing because they believe they have pulled off one of the greatest deceptions in the history of our country. They are also doing everything they can to deny and prevent any type of audit or recount of the ballots. So, why would they care to investigate if they are so positive that the election was fair? The only obvious reason is they know they cheated and do not want to be exposed. The general public does not know what really happened and when the idea of election fraud is mentioned, they respond by saying this is nothing more than a conspiracy theory. Why? Because they absorb their information from a mainstream media who is biased with those who cheated. Democrats believe the election results are proven to be accurate and anyone who disagrees is a conspiracy kook. These are the same people who either do not have a clue about a Satanic agenda to control the country, are actually working with Satan, or they simply do not care. If you ask one of these progressives about the election results they will say that congress certified the electoral votes and the media confirmed the victory clear as day – period. Like the horse who crossed the finish line first, they fail to consider that things are not always as they seem. Proof they say, where is the proof? Just like the drug test became the proof the Derby winner was a fraud, recounting the votes will be the proof that Trump actually won in the largest landslide in the nations history.

Since spiritually there are basically only two types of people, the lost and the saved, this helps us to more clearly comprehend what is going on in the world. When we discuss good and evil, it is God’s people who have been given spiritual discernment to know the difference. It’s true that most Christians do not invest the required time developing their spiritual sensitivity, but nonetheless, the Father has commanded for His people to meet Him daily in their prayer closets and to pray without ceasing in order to know His thoughts. On the other side, those who do not have Jesus as their Lord do not have the ability to comprehend truth nor right and wrong because they are not connected with the absolute truth. This is why the Bible talks about the blind ones who call evil good and good evil. Christians are to have strong discernment when listening to anyone talk about anything. There are many liars and deceivers who are not to be trusted. Also, Christians are never to listen to anyone who is not born-again about spiritual subjects because they are unable see life as God sees it. In this light, it is the follower of Christ who should not only be manifesting the presence and power of God in their lives, but should be leading the world into His truth. Why is this not happening? Because there are few serious and devoted Christians. Many who proclaim to be followers of Christ are spiritually lukewarm, are not filled with the Holy Spirit, and do not understand blood covenant authority. Over time, Christianity was intentionally replaced by those who operate in a religious spirit and this gave Satan and the lost world an opportunity to gain control of the world. God has the ultimate authority and control of everything, but He is allowing evil to rule because His people have no spiritual vision or revelation knowledge and are distracted with the sins or carnality.

With Satan being the prince and power of the air, we do not need to be a Bible scholar to know that he is controlling the airwaves. The first heaven is where we live, the environment of oxygen. The second heaven is beyond our atmosphere, the universe. The third heaven is the spiritual realm where God lives. We know that Satan and a third of the angels were removed from the third heaven and were cast down to the lower heavens. Satan and his demons have now been given authority by God to carry out their agenda which is based on deception with the intention to steal, kill, and destroy. This is not a game, Satan is waging a deadly war that is being directed against anyone who stands with God and His divine truth. When we talk about satellites, cell towers, the world wide web, and all the other forms of cyber and electronic communication, we must realize this is Satan’s domain and he is in control. As we have said, the general population who are spiritually lost are also spiritually blind and do not recognize that the mainstream media is a source of lies and propaganda that is being manipulated by the enemy of our souls. Those who are unsaved still have the old nature and the default spirit which are dialed to the frequency that Satan is broadcasting. The devil is the father of all lies, he is subtle, and he has learned how to deceive the carnal mind. When anyone drinks the poison of these lies, they are allowing themselves to be led by evil and thus they are persuaded and influenced by the power of demons. This is why we must be focused day and night to be so close to God that when we see or hear something that is wrong, we will receive a red-flag warning from the Holy Spirit immediately.

As there are spiritually two types of people, lost and saved, and two spiritual forces in the world, good and evil, this makes it is easier to discern what is right and wrong. Yes, many words and actions are obvious to detect and there are levels of each category, but we must pay special attention to the areas that are more difficult to identify. Yes, there is such a thing as a backslider, but this is not a third category. These individuals are still born again and saved by the blood of Jesus, but have drifted away and God promises that He will bring them back. Many will say there is no such thing as a carnal Christian, but I believe that spiritual lukewarmness is real and all Christians are vulnerable of leaking God’s Spirit and turning to sin in their times of weakness. Christians are vulnerable to depression, anger, hatred, discouragement, lust, and everything the lost are tempted with. The good news is they are protected by the eternal security of God’s promises to heal and restore through our repentence. Leaving the ninety nine to find the one is a glimpse of the love and mercy the Shepard has for His sheep. Once a person has been transformed from being a lost spirit into a brand new spirit, how can they become unborn? Can a person fall from grace and have their name blotted from the book of life? Or what happens when an individual does not respond to God’s call? This is another controversial subject, but The Almighty is the only perfect judge who will declare His final decisions and His eternal sentences when we stand before Him.

Either we have been spiritually redeemed and are now a child of God, or we are lost and blind, and are living with a depraved conscience and a default state of carnal thinking. Those who have been transformed by God’s grace can remember what they have been delivered from, but the lost have no idea what it means to be rescued by Jesus because they are living in the dark and spiritually unable to see “THE light.” This is a terrible situation, as many are intelligent in their knowledge of worldly information, but unless they are convicted by God’s Word and the Holy Spirit, they will spend an eternity suffering in the darkness and torment of hell. The dividing line is whether we are born again or not. All of us are sinners, but it is the spiritual identification which separates us. There is only one God and one way to heaven and that is through the blood that Jesus Christ shed on the cross and His ressurection. Included within the curse of being spiritually lost is the inability to detect truth and this is especially important when these individuals watch the mainstream news broadcast. Since Satan is the one delivering the messages, the lost are like baby birds who swallow every word of what is being said and will trust it as being inscribed in stone. Of course, Satan knows this and realizes that his control of the airwaves has given him control of most of the world.

Speaking of the news, we have said there are only two spiritual forces and that Satan is in control of the television, internet, and our legal and education system just to name a few. With this level of control, it’s not a mystery as to how so many people are deceived. The television and internet are filled with websites and stories that are absolute lies and yet the mainstream media says they are no longer going to allow anyone who disagrees with what they saying to be allowed to speak. This is communism. The Christians have never demanded the lies of Satan to be censored because of the first amendment of our constitution and God establishing that humans have free will to say whatever they want. This socially acceptable and politically correct movement is clearly from Satan. It is a dead giveaway for those who know God to recognize that cancel culture is from the dark side. Why do you think the devil is working so hard to censor and condemn anyone who disagrees with him as misinformation? So who cares about this? It’s not the unsaved because they agree with it. In fact, they cheer at the idea. It’s the Christians and conservatives that are being silenced and yet they are the ones who have the actual truth. Will God’s people rise up and fight back with prayer in order to pull down spiritual strongholds and evil principalities? Will they step forward in the authority of Jesus and crush the head of Satan? Yes, of course the devil will continue the persecution of God’s truth and it will only grow worse as time proceeds, however this does not mean that Christians should be silent. Greater is HE that is in us than he that is in the world. God is a God of war and we are His warriors!

Remember in world war two, the Germans had taken over Poland and were rounding up not only all the Polish Jews and herding them into trains headed for concentration camps, but also deported many Polish Christians and used them as slaves to help Germany in the war effort. Hitler wanted to destroy Poland and prevent them from rising up as he brutally killed their government leaders, priests, educators, and artistic creators. The Polish people who were not Jews were watching one of the most horrible tragedies the world has ever seen and so why didn’t the Polish government fight against this? They had a large army but they were weak and were paralyzed with FEAR. They were afraid to speak up and fight back. If any of the Polish people had complained against the Germans or were discovered hiding a Polish Jew they would have all been executed and many were. Then let us think about the German civilians who lived close to the concentration camps. Do you think they were listening to the nightly news and cheering their military to victory? Of course! Do you think they believed that Hitler was doing the right thing to build a better world? Absolutely! Do you actually think that some of the German people could not smell the burning of bodies from the incinerators? Do you not believe that rumors were circulating that their leader was commanding that hundreds of thousands of human beings were to be gassed and burned in order to purify and cleanse the human race? What do think would have happened if a German citizen had protested against this? They were afraid to stand up just like the early church after Christ was crucified. Today, I’m reminded how many are more afraid of a virus than an experimental vaccine. People are intimidated to speak their opinions from fear of being censored or being criticized, condemned, and persecuted. Will we be controlled by fear?

So, what type of message do you believe Satan is trying to promote in the news? Well, we must organize our views within these two spiritual forces. On one side we have the liberal view that is closely associated with humanism. It’s true that in today’s world, Democrats are connected with being more liberal. This view does not consider what God believes or how He wants us to live. Here is one definition: “An outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems.” I actually know a lot of people like this and it is not a good thing. For example, The majority of Democrats believe in abortion and same sex marriage, two subjects that God hates and considers an abomination. Those who support such wickedness are people that do not have a personal relationship with Jesus and are again spiritually lost. Many who are unsaved are naturally drawn toward a liberal, progressive, humanistic ideology and are the receivers which accepts information from the evil transmitters – if you will. The attitude of not caring about what God cares about proves they are not a Christian and are in fact an enemy of God. For those who claim to know and love God and still embrace a humanistic philosophy, we must know these individuals have drifted so far away from God they can no longer hear His voice. Many have refused to acknowledge Him and have become cold and calloused. If they are truly saved, God will break and restore them. Most likely they have never been saved.

On the other side we have God’s children who have the opportunity to develop a strong personal relationship with Christ which gives them the ability to judge right and wrong. God commands us not to be conformed to this world but to be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of our mind. This means we are not supporters, endorsers, or robots for the world system, we do not obey man over God, we do not listen to their lies. We stand for God’s truth and are fearless front-line warriors! To compromise with the world is SIN and we will be severely chastised and possibly even taken out of this world if we refuse to repent. It is the Holy Spirit within the overcomer that leads them into truth or sounds an alarm when something is wrong. The key is to make sure our dial is set to the right frequency, our volume level is up, and we are paying close attention to what is being said. The Christian MUST receive their news from Godly sources and ONLY those who are walking with Him. The prophets and the teachers who are filled with God and who can hear His voice have His wisdom and understanding. They are called to be filled with the Holy Spirit and to develop an awareness and a sensitivity to God’s presence. This is why followers of Jesus can no longer listen to sinful music or watch nasty movies because we are convicted of this being wrong and damaging to our relationship with Jesus. We will march by the beat of God’s Word and are peculiar in the sight of the world. If there is no difference in a Christian than a lost person, there is a good chance that person is also not saved. God is separating the sheep from the goats in this hour! No more middle of the road, the virgins are preparing their lamps and their wedding garments! The world hates a Christian because they hate God. This is heart-breaking but true. If the lost loves and respects a Christian, the person is not a sincere Christian. There is nothing wrong with isolation away from the evil as we have been called to turn our eyes upon Jesus and stay focused on Him. The closer we come to Christ, the more we will lose interest in the things of the world. God is calling for His people to seek Him for greater wisdom and discernment. May we be prepared to answer all people with God’s guidence as we also learn when to be silent. Amen.

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Published 5/8/21

REFUSING TO BE CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD

And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with overeating, and drunkenness, and cares [distractions] in case that day come upon you unexpectedly. For as a snare shall it come upon all them that dwell upon the face of the whole earth. WATCH therefore, and PRAY always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, [trials, temptations] and to stand before the Son of man” Luke 21:34-35.

As always, the flesh hates to listen to anything about discipline. Usually whenever discipline is being enforced, it is in the light of training to win a competition, to receive an award or to excel as successful and victorious. The concept remains the same in the context of spiritual warfare. Being an overcomer for Jesus Christ is not an option – our salvation has a unique mission and destiny. Every child of God has been called to utilize all that Father has provided along with the responsibility to fulfill His will. The “overcoming” perception I am convinced, is as much about conquering our flesh – as it is about resisting the devil! Walking holy is not just a religious thought or phrase – it is a demand from God and a free-will determination within the heart of the disciple to follow and obey the voice of the shepherd.

God’s Word mentions about an exchange that is crucial concerning the beauty of Holy intimacy. It is the condition and commitment of the heart that measures how far and how deep we can follow Him. If we are “surface” Christians, we will only be interested in the basic blessings and eternal security that a Savior can provide. If we choose to be a disciple, we are committed to following Him into the depths of His presence as LORD no matter where they may lead. This exchange involves the tears of the servant mixed with God’s empowerment and joy. “Weeping may endure for a night – but joy comes in the morning” Psalm 30:5. Do you know what the weeping represents? It represents a “breaking” of the heart. Sin has a subtle way of slowly creating a “film” of dirt and guilt which is a result of carnal compromising.

In our hurried life, we can ignore the calling of the Holy Spirit to come into the secret chambers and spend time with God. We can slowly allow our emotions and flesh to lead us and influence our thoughts with negativity and sin. This deception does not go “unnoticed” in the Spirit realm in fact it has definite consequences concerning our personal relationship with Him. Each day that we ignore our need to repent and restore our fellowship – the further away we drift into lower levels of lukewarmness. Our fire and the awareness of His presence fades away while our flesh enjoys the freedom to tempt our body and mind. Our spirit cries abba Father, but cannot overrule our free-will. Our heart chooses what we do and “whom” we will serve. This condition progresses until one day Father intervenes by opening our eyes and revealing what we have done. Thus we are pierced with conviction in the deepest part of our being and as our heart breaks with sorrow and shame, we respond by weeping from within our soul. After we have asked Him to forgive us and cleanse us, we are refreshed and renewed in the beauty of His mercy, grace and love. This of course, is where our heart is flooded with joy and happiness that we have now been restored into the security and good standing of His fellowship. When is the last time you have allowed Him to break your heart and cleanse your soul? “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise” Psalm 51:17. The word contrite means completely penitent and thoroughly remorseful as a result of guilt. Pride advises and protects the heart to remain hard and calloused. Humility is meek and puts others before themselves as sensitive, loving, gentle and patient.

There are many levels of maturity in the body of Christ. The religious masses love to hear about all the blessings God has for them or how wonderful they are. The problem with “nursing the bottle” of chocolate cake and rainbows all the time is that we can become unbalanced in our spiritual perception. As I have said many times, I am not against being encouraged because we do need it, however we must see the big picture of not only the reality of the way God sees everything and everyone – but more personally how He sees US. (This is where many immature believers need to leave because their mamma is calling!) If you announced a weekly Bible study that was going to be about sanctification, I would guess that you would not need to put out very many chairs. To tell you the truth, I am the same way and do not spend near enough time “deeply” examining my heart and this is because we all have the same common problem – our flesh wants to rule our life. I can do a general assessment and say a quick prayer and keep running along the path of the spiritual routines we all are a part of. However, let me say there will come “seasons” in all of God’s children, where we will come face to face with truth about ourselves that has the power to change who we are for the better! The amount that we progress and CHANGE into His image will depend directly on how convinced we are of our NEED to change. If we do not believe we need to change, as the scripture above declares we will NOT pursue the image of Christ and His glory, which will result in us staying the same ALL of our life. In the routine that we have always followed, we want to live our spiritual life exactly as we have lived our physical life. We look in the mirror and see ourselves and decide what we will do and how everything will affect us. Our old state of mind will continue to lead us unless we receive the revelation of who Christ is – in us.

The concept of being made holy in the image of God can become a deception if we do not understand sanctification. If we depend on our “title” of Christian, to take the place of His refiner’s fire – we are living in a fantasy land. Just because we call ourselves a Christian, it does not mean that we are what God desires for us to be. Many believers are an embarrassment to God and to the world because they have never allowed themselves to be transformed by the renewing of their mind. It is true that we have been called to be “set-apart” but set apart from what? We have not just been separated from the world to keep from being contaminated or infected with sin, but we have been PURIFIED to be a holy witness of light to a world that stumbles in darkness. Where the crowds begin to slip out the back door, is when someone begins to reveal how much being purified is going to COST! Our carnality must be crushed and crucified just as the body of Jesus was nailed to the cross. In order for us to live the resurrected life of victory over sin, our old nature must die an agonizing death. Many will say that there is no suffering for the Christian because Jesus paid for everything. It is true that Christ paid for our sins with His blood but to eliminate the need for us to suffer as we deny our flesh to dominate us – is bad theology. The agony from sacrificing our carnality is crucial for our spiritual development and will flow directly in context with how much we have surrendered our will. If we have NOT allowed Jesus to be our Lord, (to be in control of our life) our carnal witness will prevent us from being sanctified and we will NOT be please Him as a faithful servant.

So, what makes the difference between those who desire to walk in sanctification and those who live in carnality? It is either a lack of spiritual instruction or blatant rebellion. Everyone has a personal responsibility to study and pray and listen to what God is telling them, but in many cases it seems that people just choose to not consider what God thinks about. I am not not implying trying that I’ve arrived at walking in His Spirit as I have my share of struggles and failures. I realize that most of the time we are NOT concentrating on the mission at hand and I believe this comes from allowing our mind to be distracted with our carnal human nature. It’s common for the Spirit filled Christian to have a wonderful time of intimacy with God one day, and then spring a leak and discover the next day they are empty again. The vision should be for us to stay continually filled as we pray without ceasing, but that will only come with the highest determination of discipline. It is God’s intention for us to develop a constant awareness to sin, however this will only happen when we establish a constant awareness of His presence. Godly sorrow and a sensitive attitude of repentance does not come naturally but is a learned behavior.

I had a person (that is close to me) make a comment about my ministry the other day. They said that in all of my songwriting and my article writing there seemed to be a consistent message. They said that God is saying the same thing over and over in hundreds of different ways and they all are about the condition and intention of our heart. The contents of the conscience is who we are, and reveals everything about us. I thought about this statement and I must agree that in the last 30 years, God in His graciousness and patience has been trying to tell me how much He wants ALL of my heart and Not just my heart – but everyone’s heart as well. I know we wiggle and squirm because it is uncomfortable to think about laying down our secrets and the things we do that are not right. I mentioned Godly sorrow at the end of the last paragraph, and I wonder if we know what it is. As a Christian, have you ever done something or said something that after it was over, you felt ashamed? Have you ever felt heaviness in your soul over a sin and you tried to shake it off but the nagging misery just would not go away? This is a glimpse of the sorrow of sin. Godly sorrow is a blessing in disguise as it allows us to feel the sadness that God feels. If we could realize how much it hurts Him when we disobey, it would definitely help us to do better. If we are willing to discern truth and stop sugarcoating our “rose-colored” image, we may discover that our conscience contains things we need to deal with. Father is doing a work in His people who do not want to draw a line as to how far they will go with Him. He is preparing His children not just for a one-way ticket to paradise – but so they might be able to be transformed NOW and do His work NOW! There are spots and wrinkles in our bridal garment and He is saying to come away from being like the world and become like Me. We must preserve and protect our tenderness, compassion, mercy, forgiveness and unconditional love. Who wants to surrender this life in order to gain eternal life? Amen.

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Part 18 – Published 5/1/21

HOW CAN WE STAY ENCOURAGED?

There are indeed times when we are emotionally weary as we all have problems and situations that we must deal with in this life. Thank God that He has provided a place of safety for us to receive genuine love and support that can help us through our times of troubles and sorrows. Where is this place? It is within our own heart and it is in holy fellowship with our Savior. We will face disappointments and discouragements, but we need to keep a close eye on a special type of sadness that can find its way into the hearts and minds of God’s warriors, and it’s a result of a decrease of joy. Yes, the battle is very difficult and many of the soldiers but a healthy Christian life must never embrace unbelief or an attitude of defeat. A negative attitude can be like a contagious virus that can infect and drain everyone we meet and especially those who need God’s love and are looking to us for hope and expectation. In first John chapter one, verse 4 we see that joy is like a liquid in a “vessel” that can run low or be filled to overflowing, “And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.We must keep a full tank of joy if we are to have victory in our daily walk and be effective in our witness. Have you noticed there are times we let down our guard, and it makes an impression on someone they will never forget? We feel bad about it but it’s difficult to remember that someone is always watching and listening. Think of it this way, If the general of an army told the soldiers, they were afraid and doubted they could win the battle, it would drain their strength and crush their faith. So how do we stay filled with joy? It is one of the simplest yet most complex revelations of our faith: Joy comes from abiding under the shadow of The Almighty, in a personal, constant, intimate relationship with Him.

I want to say today, there is nowhere in this life we can go that can encourage us the way God can. He will provide people and situations that can help us find peace, but ultimately, he is the only one who can heal our hearts and restore our joy. Hope is one of the three main themes that are to be ministered along with faith and love as edification to our mind and the deepest parts of our soul. Studying God’s Word, meditation, and praying with all help to align our minds with the unfailing promises of God’s perfect truth. When we are going through difficult trials, and despair we should be aware of our words and be careful of negative advertisements by allowing things to come out of our mouth that can make the situation worse. Curses can be established when we release pessimistic decrees through our frustration and anger. This is where discernment and self-discipline are so important in the realm of developing a constant awareness of God’s presence. Those who do not realize the seriousness of spiritual warfare have not received the revelation of how fierce we must guard our joy. If we play “patty cake” with our joy we will be vulnerable to live defeated which in turn causes our light to grow dim and our salt to lose its savor.

Love is the foundation that all the other spiritual attributes rest on but joy cannot be far behind. Can our level of joy determine how much in love we are with God? Worry, depression, and fear have become the uninvited guest in the lives of all who have committed their lives to take up their cross and follow Jesus and are too familiar with these spiritual attacks. What does all this have to do with worshiping God and walking in His Holy Spirit? The strength of the overcomer is based on the fullness of God’s joy in their hearts! Without a strong personal relationship with the Lord, there is limited joy and with low joy, there is a mediocre interest in worship and God’s Word; so the closer we are to Christ the more joy we will have and the more excited and victorious we will be. I believe as the Spirit-filled remnant, we must be careful not to fall back into human reasoning and become deceived about what is “normal.” Yes, normal religious people do not pray, worship, or read the Word and do not care if they are lukewarm. It is sad to imagine how many Christian assemblies have become spiritually hindered by fear, depression, and anxiety to the point where it is difficult to tell the difference between God’s Kingdom army and a gathering of unbelievers. I do not mean to be critical or have a negative outlook because I speak positive confessions and decrees of revival every day but the Bible reveals how the last days are going to unfold and sadly how religious spirits will continue to flourish. True, the last days will have trials, tribulations, and persecution but in every life, in every testimony, there will be victory in Jesus! The future has been divinely designed, and it is already written, the gates of hell will NOT prevail! We are still living in the last moments of grace and a time of blessing but it is also a time to become strong in our faith and personal intimacy with the Lord because our lifestyles can change very quickly and many will be stunned to find themselves in places and situations that are not comfortable, to say the least. Where will people go and what will they do when life becomes really difficult? Now is the time to seek God’s face and find our spiritual identity. We must be filled with His Spirit, knowledge, and the wisdom of His word, or we will not have the courage to boldly stand or lead others in the days ahead.

We have been given His promises and instructions that explain how we are to react to the world’s system and how to believe that He will create and provide the miracles we need. But we have become a spoiled generation that has not needed all that much except when we have a crisis which has put much of the church into a self-induced coma of pleasure and prosperity. We must not lean on our understanding or trust in our strength, politics, logic, or education when it comes to survival but rather listen to God’s counsel and He will guide us. If we are going to be provided for like Elijah at the brook and the woman with the measure of meal, we must learn how to walk in faith and completely depend on the supernatural manifestations from God and His angels. If we are to minister the compromised gospel with His anointing, it will not be with our ideas about how to entertain the people or keep them entertained it will be with the power of God’s piercing truth that will bring true salvation, deliverance, and healing. The seeker-sensitive atmosphere, church growth programs, and all the fancy technology cannot take the place of the Holy Spirit stirring and convicting the heart. Those who are desperate for the person of Jesus, who cry out for mercy and thirst for the living waters of God’s salvation can only be changed by God Himself.

Let us not hang our heads in discouragement because we have been promised that our direction and encouragement will come from God’s word. He will lead us with the revelations of His word, prophecies, visions, dreams, wonders, miracles, and signs like He guided and provided for the children of Israel. The Lord said in Acts chapter 2 verse 16-21, “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel, And it will come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams: and on my servants and my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit, and they will prophecy: and I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke: the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon to blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: and it shall come to pass that whosoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

We notice several pity parties in God’s word and as we open the eyes of our heart, let us see some examples of how we are to handle our times of discouragement. Remember the story found in I Samuel chapter thirty about David and his army when they returned home to Ziklag and found the city had been burned and all of their families had been taken captive by the Amalekites. In verse four it says, “Then David and all the people that were with him lifted their voice and wept until they had no more power to weep.” But notice in the last part of verse six, “but David encouraged (strengthened) HIMSELF in the Lord his God.” Those of us that are involved with ministering God’s word will not always feel like standing strong or be electrified with an overflowing current of joy but we must reach down deep in our faith and speak to our body and mind. We must listen to only King Jesus as He inspires us to confess out loud HIS TRUTH over ourselves and our situations. This is why it is crucial to find that secret place with God where we pray and praise so we can be the overcomer that God wants us to be. We must command, demand, and speak to ourselves just like a general would give orders to a private. Either the flesh or the spirit is constantly giving orders and the body will respond to whichever one has been chosen by the will. We can take the safe path of least resistance where we just hold our shield, play defense and do just enough to get by or we can face our fears of being uncomfortable, take a bold stand, pick up our sword and go on the offense! How will you choose to live?

Yes, there was another scenario of sadness; in the upper room after Jesus died they were afraid and their faith was shaken but Jesus appeared which gave them a faith experience they would never forget. When Lazarus died, his family was very heavy with sorrow and even Jesus cried because he loved all of them but when He stepped into the situation and spoke His authority – realities changed and the darkness had no place to hide, Praise Him forever! Paul and Silas were locked in prison yet they began to worship the Lord because joy is not confined to a geographic location, a mood, or an emotion – it is activated with determination to believe that God is true no matter what the circumstances! They chose to praise God because THEY LOVED HIM and TRUSTED HIM and He appeared and brought deliverance through a manifestation of His miracle power. Are you worried that God is not going to come through for you? God is not moved by human need but through our faith!

Hopelessness belongs to the lost and dying world that has nothing to put their trust in except their strength. Human intellect, impressive education, riches, and political power cannot help save their souls or the kingdoms of the earth. Only God can change a mind and transform a life. I realize that church leaders must be real with their feelings because if the “human factor” did not come through our personalities we would all seem very robotic. At the same time, many are forced to wear the “smile” of being positive all the time because they want to keep everyone pumped up and they fear if they do not “demonstrate” a positive image they will discourage others. Learning to balance this daily decision of knowing what to do is like walking a spiritual tight wire but this is another area where is where discernment is needed. The role of a pastor is not easy and deserves more prayer and less criticism. Many depend on the pastors because they are supposed to have the answers! Why? Because that is a part of their calling. We have teachers, prophets, apostles, counselors, associate pastors, evangelists, singers, musicians, superintendents, elders, and deacons but none of these are responsible for knowing the direction of the assembly because they do not “literally” lead it. Of course, Christ is the head of the church but He appoints the “under Shepherd” to relay His messages and care for the sheep – right? Yes! And remember, the leaders also wear the brightest bulls-eye.

God’s leaders are to know His vision and are called to lead the warriors into the battle, however, it’s the pastors who are the ones that get up in the middle of the night and kneel on cold hospital floors praying for the sick. They hold people’s hands as they pass on to the next life. They help counsel the messes that others have made and go inside the prisons to preach the Kingdom’s message. They carry the worries and stress that no one else knows because many people have shared their secrets with them and trust them to remain confidential. While none of God’s remnant soldiers are to live in a world of depression, let us also remember that it’s alright, to be honest with the ones we trust and who care for our souls. True, there is no time for a lengthy pity party, but let us not forget that as servants of the Most High, ministers feel the same pain and heartaches that we do and there’s no condemnation for being real. It’s not an option but crucial that we all learn how to encourage ourselves in such a time as this. Find some comforting and soothing background music, lie down and be relaxed and still where no one can distract you. Begin to talk to the Lord and envision that He is with you. Feel His presence and worship Him for His love and all that He has done for you. Pour out your heart to Him today and give Him your burdens and cares. Relax your mind and ask Him to fill you with His Spirit. Pray for strength and allow your body to be calm and filled with His peace. He is waiting for you now. “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed” II Corinthians 4:8-9.

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Part 17 – 4/24/21

THE LINE WHICH DIVIDES – Part 1

Greetings everyone in the mighty name of Jesus! I want to talk about a topic that I know is on a lot of people’s minds. I’m a conservative Christian and about as far right as one can be. My views are seen as outdated and even archaic to many, even to those in my family. I embrace traditional values which the progressive movement believes strongly are outdated and should be abolished forever. I’ve been accused of being a racist, a bigot, prejudiced, homophobic, xenophobic and generally very confused about what is true and relevant. It’s common to hear people say what a shame that some individuals on the other side of the fence live in a fantasy reality of conspiracy theories and I’m sure they were referring to me or those like me. I do agree with the analogy of their being two ways of thinking and in my opinion they basically come down to what the Spirit of God reveals God and what the world says. There has always been good and evil and today we are witnessing how the world and much of the church does not know the difference. I’m reminded of how God told Adam and Eve what was right, but Satan came in and said that God had relayed misinformation. I was studying the other day, and a thought came to me, “There are 2 types of people, one type is on fire for God, dedicated, sold-out, not afraid to be an extremist and radical for His truth, and doing everything they can to draw as near to Him as they can. The second type is everyone else.” Which type are you?

The latest term being used in our politically correct, socially accepted atmosphere is now being called the, “cancel culture.” What this means is that everything that is said which does not support the mainstream media’s laws of thinking, needs to be eliminated and censored. The new idea from humanism is to label all communication that opposes the liberal agenda as “misinformation” and all who support the conservative Christian view as dangerous. Instead of the church of Jesus Christ being reverenced and respected as the only spiritual truth since the beginning of time, and the true leaders of our world, Satan and his demons have now convinced the majority of the planet that human intelligence knows more than God and this secular should be highly regarded as the “true” truth. The masses have always been blind and ignorant when it comes to God because they do not have a transformed spirit that can understand spiritual truth. We must have a receiver and be on the correct channel in order to hear God’s voice. Only those who are born again have this capability to discern what God is saying. This is obviously proven since there is so much chaos and confusion about Biblical principles and social issues. It’s the tiny remnant that is closer to God’s truth than the broad way which leads to destruction.

When it comes to standing for what God is saying, I want to encourage you to never compromise in order to please others or attempt to get along with everyone just because it’s easier or makes you look popular. We have only begun to feel the separation of truth from lies and this will demand for the remnant to stop playing games and pretending to serve and love God. It does not take but a moment for a remnant believer to know if a person is a religious fake. If they are loved by the world, we should be on high alert. Many who seem to be followers of Christ are actually double-minded as they are led by their emotions. The Bible says in John 15:18-19 says, If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” This fear of being rejected causes social anxiety and is a button that demons can push all day long with solid results. Why should the enemy change tactics when what they are using is so effective?

I know today that if you and I claim to be a Christian, it’s time that we step forward and get real. The dividing line has been drawn and there is NO MIDDLE. You are either HOT or COLD! The state of lukewarm falls into the category of cold. The farther you turn to God, the more persecution and resistance you will experience from the devil and his followers. It’s time to come out of the closet and announce to the world what your allegiance will be. If you love God, tell the world that you embrace Matthew 22:37-40. If you do not love the Lord and have no intention to do what he says, stop faking it! Who are you trying to impress? God’s Word promises that all who play religious games are not impressing Him, and if you do not turn from your wicked deceptions, you will end up being tormented in hell. With God there has always been a line that divides, it’s just most people refuse to see it.

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Part 16 – Published 4/17/21

TAKING TIME TO EXAMINE OUR SOUL

Life is all about changing from who you are now to the person God longs for you to be. It is definitely possible, but it will not come without a price. You have already been purchased with the blood of Christ which is the most valuable ransom eternity has ever known. This was done that we might have the possibility to develop into the image of the one who created us. The question remains with whether we will “allow” God to break us, melt us, mold us and use us within the specifications of the journey He has selected for us. Yes, it is true that if we refuse to invite God into our private life, He will never be our Lord. You see the idea behind praying for God to help us is not just asking for things. To many, prayer is making a “grocery list” of items that we want and then hoping that God would fill our request out of His desire to make us happy. This is not a realistic view of intercession. We pray because we love Him and know that to be pleasing to Him, we must become transparent. Our highest honor is bow before Him and our most worthy motive should be to know Him deeper in the power of His resurrection. Some of His children have already been in this spiritual evolution for many years and have made wonderful progress while others are just starting to see the personal “map” that God has drawn for their destiny – (and by the way have discovered they have a long way to go). And then there are those that have been a Christian for a long time and have absorbed volumes of religious knowledge but have never really come into the revelation of what transformation means. As we have said before, it is EASY to accept what Christ has done for us without ever yielding our will to Him, but to become one with Him calls for the emptying of one’s self so that we can be filled with His nature and this is the “possibility” of becoming renewed that we are talking about.

I know that God is speaking to me about personal change and I am convinced by the witness of His Spirit that as Jesus is preparing to return, He is trying to relay this message to all of His children. I was sitting around tonight watching some show about Alaska state troopers and I could hardly concentrate on what was happening because I am meditating in my spirit about what God wants to do within His disciples. Once again I have come into my office to write and empty my heart with what I feel He is trying to communicate to those who love Him and who desire to follow His Word. I believe He is attempting to reveal to ALL of us His will. Not only about “things” that are going on around us but about who He is, because if we can know Him more intimately, we will know what He wants us to do. And if we can know what He wants, we will at least find ourselves in the crossroad of decision to obey or walk away. Maybe this is the very reason why people do not want to go deeper in their relationship with Him is because they are afraid of what He will ask them to do. I have said many times that it is much easier to visit God at church than to be constantly aware of our responsibility to accomplish His commands. Sadly there are many who are convinced they have already done everything necessary to fulfill their commitment for eternal life and that has given them a false sense of security. Could it be that eternal life will still be given to the religious spectators who praised the Father for His mighty deeds but refused Christ to be their personal Lord?

Since change is what we are focused on, allow me to say again that God is ready and willing to help any of us with whatever is preventing our spiritual success. This success is the fulfilling of what He has called us to do and to become. He will not be satisfied with a half-hearted, lukewarm attitude that allows the flesh to control our life and no matter how much we cry on the shoulder of His grace, we must grow up and become accountable. I realize that God is filled with mercy and compassion but He will not betray His own integrity just because we memorize confessions or use our weakness as an excuse. We must support what we really believe with action which is the demonstration of faith. This means that whatever weakness or dysfunction is causing us to stumble, we must be willing to lay it on the alter and watch it burn to a crisp. Until we are ready to sacrifice these “idols” that bring us great fleshly satisfaction we will live our life at the gates and in the outer courts of His presence. It has never been acceptable to bring idols into God’s camp and this idolatry is seen by God to be an abomination and a direct enemy to His holiness. We love to hear about God’s understanding and forgiveness but we back away from hearing about how strict and uncompromising He is! The only place for anything that competes for God’s attention is the smoldering pile of burning rubbish.

Let us go to the book of Joshua and be reminded of the seriousness that God is trying to relay to us about purity and how there is no room for any other “thing” in our heart that tries to share His glory. Being a disciple of Jesus is about abandoning our will and setting our heart free to follow Him with the “single vision” of love. In Joshua chapter seven, we find that Joshua and his army have just defeated Jericho with the super-natural intervention of God’s power. They were given instructions to gather ALL the spoils and bring them into the treasury of the Lord. (This is an example of how God wants us to view our treasures of highest value as being dedicated to His service and not our own control). The people obeyed the orders from God except a man named Achan who stole some of the spoil and buried it in his tent. God became very angry at this act of rebellion, deception and theft. In fact, His anger burned against the entire nation of Israel. While this was going on, Joshua sent a few of his scouts to spy on a land called Ai. The spies returned and told Joshua that he would not need to send but a couple thousand of warriors because there were only a few who lived in Ai. To the surprise of everyone, the small group of soldiers from Ai chased the three thousand warriors and killed thirty-six men before they could escape. The people cried in fear and Joshua fell on his face to beg God to show him what happened to their favor with the Lord. God spoke and said that someone had taken some of the spoil from Jericho and that now the entire nation was cursed. They went through a process and discovered that Achan was guilty of “loving” a material possession more than he respected God’s command.

Achan admitted that he coveted the gold and silver and told them he buried it under his tent. Joshua sent his messengers to dig up the treasures and lay it before all the people. Listen to what happened in verses 24 and 25, “And Joshua and all Israel with him took Achan son of Zerah, and the silver, the garment, the wedge of gold, his sons, his daughters, his oxen, his donkeys, his sheep, his tent, and all that he had; and they brought them to the valley of Achor. And Joshua said, why have you brought trouble on us? The Lord will trouble you this day. And all Israel stoned him and those with him with stones, and afterward burned their bodies with fire.” Do you actually believe that you can have secret idols, habits, desires and indulgences that are wrong in God’s sight, and not be experiencing closed doors, failures, depression, anger, hatred, disappointments, frustrations, and the misery that goes along with having a distance in your soul with Him? Do we want our carnal comfort zones caressed or do we want the truth? If we love ourselves more than we love God – we are idolaters and are cursed! I know we all want to be in control but we are the temple of the Holy Ghost – we do not “own it”. Our life has been given to us for a purpose and that calling was NOT to do whatever we want! It is time that we raised our expectations to His standards because He is not going to “skip over” holiness and sanctification. You see, God is not telling us to “try” harder, He is telling us to “die” harder! We only need a one step program and that is to embrace the revelation that we have been called OUT of darkness into His marvelous light!

This message of His divine reality will only be manifested when we decide to sell out completely for Him. This means holding nothing back because the amount of return depends on the amount of investment! Would you like to be totally possessed with God? Do you see yourself as being seated in heavenly places? The heart that is completely yielded to His Word will spend time at each level within God’s tabernacle that portrays the level of their love and devotion to Him and eventually will come to perfect rest and peace in the holy of holies. This surrendering and abandoning of our nature is exactly what Jesus is saying in this hour to His beautiful bride so that we can become adorned for the grandest wedding of all eternity. Can you hear His voice today? Can you hear Him calling you away, to let go of the world and embrace His instructions and to seek Him with all of your strength and mind? “And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunder saying, Alleluia for the Lord God Omnipotent reigns. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His WIFE HAS MADE HERSELF READY. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints” Revelation 19:6-8. Did you see that? His wife has MADE herself ready! That my friend is the Word of the Lord to His people in this hour! Changing our life is more than just cleaning the spots and ironing the wrinkles, it is embracing His commands to reach out to the hungry and homeless with God’s love. It is using our resources to help finance God’s work and not worrying about 30 years from now. It is stopping OUR plans to hoard up everything we can get our hands on and start allowing God to pull our fingers away from our idols that we love and hold on to so strongly. It is time to ask God to renew our mind and give us love and mercy for those we have a hard time with. Let us ask Him each morning to cleanse our heart and to see situations the way He sees them. Let us forgive and pray for those who need Christ. It is the hour to walk in His peace and His anointing to think, say and do what is right! Amen!

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

PART 15 – Published 4/10/21

THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY

The Lord is very interested in us. He created us and everyone knows that whatever you create; you watch it, protect it, and are proud of it. God listens to every word we say and knows every thought we have. He would love to help us change but He is waiting patiently for us to call on Him to help us. However, it is MORE than just saying words…it is meaning it with our heart. We must be completely focused and be ready in faith to surrender our will to His will. Change is God’s specialty but if we are not serious, He is not deceived. He loves us so much that He cannot compromise. We have moved past the age of awakening and are now in the place of accountability. If you choose to fight on the front line and become determined to take up your cross and follow Him, may you have the love and courage to leave it all on the battlefield. Go before Him with a broken and contrite heart and He will flood your heart with His power and wisdom. Is God or your flesh in control? There is literal misery living with the internal conflict of regret. Anger and resentment toward our own decisions we have made can torment our conscience and directly affect how we think about our future.

Discouragement can become so heavy that it can convince us that we cannot become anything more than what we already are. This self-image of low esteem is related to depression and hopelessness and has no place in the life of the believer. We all have times of feeling down but this is usually the result of taking our eyes from Christ and looking at the stormy waves and wind. Remember, when John kept his eyes on Jesus he walked on the water but when he allowed fear to overwhelm him, he began to sink. Call on Him today and tell Him you are sick with doubt and defeat. Ask Him to encourage you and listen carefully to what He wants to say. It is crucially important that we stop living in denial and ask God for the courage to lay ALL of our cards on the table. Taking a personal inventory of our hearts is a great place to start because it reveals what you have and what you need. Examining our conscience is like taking inventory and launching a strategy proposal so that we know where we are and where we need to be? Instead of living with our head in the sand and allowing our negative emotions to control our destiny, it is time to push “satisfied-self” off the throne and invite Christ to be our Lord and King. This is not easy, in fact, it will take our entire life to learn and develop into this way of living.

Harvesting has to do as much with planting words as it does a crop in the fields, and if we allow heaviness and sadness to be planted in the rich soil of our conscience, we can be sure that if we water them with doubt and negative confession, a huge crop of oppression will flourish. These dark clouds can block the beautiful rays of light from God’s Son and deceive us into thinking that we are a failure or that our labor is not desired or appreciated. Satisfied-self is always ready to give up and forget about trying to persevere because it is an extension of the old carnal nature and it has every intention to dominate our thought life until we become determined to do something about it. Until the vision and desire of the possible self become stronger than the “established” satisfied self – we will stay the same! You will never be the person you desire to be unless you can “see” the possible you with the eyes of your spirit. The most important aspect of the metamorphosis process is to make certain that the individual you see is the person God has called you to be. Freewill has been given to each man and woman but as Christians, this does not mean we can become whatever WE want to be. When we were redeemed with the blood of Jesus, this meant that we were literally purchased from the eternal legalities of spiritual law. In other words we were all doomed because of the curse of the fall to be hopelessly destined to everlasting punishment and separation from God. Within this purchase agreement, there is a covenant vow that declares that everything God has is ours and all that we have is His.

We have no problem dancing and shouting about inheriting the riches of heaven but become selective when it comes to surrendering our most loved possession. And what exactly is that? I thought you would never ask – our will. We want to enjoy unlimited natural and spiritual blessings while still clinging to the freedom to do whatever we want. This is not going to work! He is not blind nor deceived to our game playing. Since He bought us and that means He now owns us. We can play around all we want but the true reality is that He wants our intentions, motives, desires, energy, dreams, plans, hopes, visions, and decisions which sum up in one word; our heart. Until we “see” this divine revelation we will always think that we are in charge of our own destiny and that we can do anything in our own strength and courage. This is a twisted view of a successful life. The truth is that we must see exactly what God has designed for us to be and with His anointing and intervention He will bless our labor and faith in order to accomplish HIS will in our life for HIS glory! Getting all the pieces arranged correctly is crucial when it comes to being truly blessed and victorious.

IF my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land” II Chronicles 7:14. This has been a popular verse for many years and is one of the strongest and clearest encouragements for the body of Christ when it comes to repentance and prayer. It has mostly been used in the context of God’s children being re-dedicated back to God so that He can deliver them from the hardships and difficulties resulting from sin. Let us decree this verse as meditation and confession about walking with Him as a lifestyle. Instead of thinking exclusively about God bringing restoration and blessings to a nation as a whole, we could pray that God would align our will with His will so that His purpose can be manifested IN US personally! I realize that trying to understand the hidden mysteries of how God operates behind the scenes will take more than just “surface mining.” I also believe that we can see and hear many things with our spiritual eyes and ears – IF they are open. As always, He is willing to bend over backward to help us, but He is “limited” by what we allow Him to do. Yes, I know it sounds disrespectful and blasphemous, but I am convinced we can prevent God from accomplishing His desires in us. I was reading an article the other day, and they closed by stating, “As with all things in life, if it’s God’s will, it will be.” I disagree with this saying. I’m not implying that God cannot do whatever He wants, but He does not make us love Him or force us to worship or serve Him and we know this is His perfect will. All that have lived wicked on Earth and who will spend an eternity in Hell had nothing to do with God’s will. Each of us every day disappoints and fails Him and ruin His plans for us. Prayer and obedience could have changed many things, but our wrong choices prevented His perfect will from happening.

Brother God can do anything and everything – He is God! How dare you even mention the possibility that there may be something He cannot do if He wants to do it! He is the creator of all things and His sovereignty gives Him the authority to decide all things and makes Him in total control! Well, it is not my intention to take anything away from the glory and splendor of God’s majesty, but truth has the power to set people free from their ignorance and the bondage’s that result from the lack of knowledge. Take this verse for example; It begins with a very important word, “IF”. Just this first word indicates that it is the decision of the people that will depend on whether God intervenes a little, some or not at all. We must be in agreement that God always wants to forgive and bless, but He does not “make” people repent! In this light, we must also agree that God does not always see His will accomplished every time in everyone. I understand how unusual this sounds but there are times when He is disappointed and saddened about the choices people make. You can go through the entire Bible and see the numerous situations where individuals made the wrong choices and suffered the consequences of disobedience. God was with them, trying to warn them and help them, but their free will gave them the power to control their destiny. So why am I saying all this? I am trying to put the spotlight on the fact that everything that happens is not necessarily God’s fault, but rather WE have direct responsibility when it comes to running and winning the race of life. “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily beset [harass, tempt, attack, afflict, trouble, oppress, plague, torment] us, and let us RUN with patience the RACE that is set before us” Hebrews: 12:1. It is NOT God’s desire that we partake in sin and allow our lives to become so entangled with carnality that we cannot run. Likewise, it is not God’s fault that we finish our life in disappointment, sadness, and failure. You see, the miracle we are looking for is within our own hearts. We just need to understand how it can be manifested through God’s power and for His glory. In this light, it may be possible that we are holding back our own victory by refusing to let go of our favorite sin.

Sometimes we think about our spiritual life and do a quick summary of how we are doing and usually, we come up with a generally clean bill of health. Of course, our flesh is often the doctor in charge and his opinions are of course biased according to his own convictions. This old nature is a happy-go-lucky type that never sees the harm in doing anything as long as it gives pleasure to the body. Instead of being disappointed at being deceived, the flesh is actually content with it because it simply means that it does not have to worry or stress over reality. In fact, the flesh is so determined to avoid reality that it cannot stand to be anywhere that is quiet. Why? Because when we are quiet the old nature is afraid that we will hear God’s voice and that we might be drawn to His presence. If this is given a chance to evolve, the heart just might reach out by faith and accept the love of God which will destroy the stronghold of the old nature and replace him with a new Lord and Master of the soul. It is clear why the flesh loves to live in the darkness and saturate itself in the chaos of noise and distraction. The truth is that most of the time we are not doing well within our heart and we have issues that need to be dealt with. Only when we become an extreme radical about our relationship with God and have a red-hot passion to become holy as He is holy will we ever come closer to His refining flame. Amen.

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Part 14 – Published 4/3/21

A DEAD GIVEAWAY

Those who are followers of God have realized for a long time that the mainstream news is biased toward Christians and conservative views. Most of the news world disguises information and distorts it in a blanket of what is commonly called fairness but is actually one sided in favor of the liberal view. It was no more clear than the four years of Trump’s presidency when not a word of positive truth was presented and everything that was reported was either criticism or neglected completely. Lester Holt recently gave an award speech where he so arrogantly declared that he represents the absolute truth and that everything which does not agree with his views are misinformation. In the most hypocritical display of deception, Holt said that journalists should be more active in communicating what they see as the “truth” on any given issue, which is exactly what he and all the rest of liberal news people refuse to do. He went on to say that media organizations should not waste their time being fair to the voices who have something to say that is opposite from what is politically correct. Sounds like pure communism. There are many problems with this arrogant declaration and one is to wonder who established that the mainstream media has the power to decide what is true and false? The Christian world proclaimed at the founding of this nation that is was God who sets all standards of right and wrong, but over the years God and His standards have been banned from our society. This rebellion against the one who is perfect in all His ways, is a blasphemy to the one creator of all things. Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20.

In one of the most bold explanations of the intent of the news, there is no longer any doubt of the vision of media to indoctrinate the masses with what they believe is correct. Political correctness has now expanded into a cancel culture where those who have a voice that is contrary to liberals are actually being censored which is a violation of our first amendment. Holt is quoted, “One goal of media organizations should be to expunge “misinformation” from their reporting.” Oh really? So let me get this straight, if a liberal news agency does not want to report certain information because it exposes them as liars, all they have to do is call it misinformation. This is the benefit of being in total control of what is being said, and the disturbing part is the majority of the world is happy to drink it and absorb every word as absolute truth. This is a deception that will clearly pave the way for Satan to have complete control of the airwaves which is the vehicle for information. Have you noticed that if you give a person enough rope they will hang themselves with their own words? He should be humiliated to act like he is passionate about what is true while supporting the things that God hates. The upside down world of cancel culture is an abomination and God is very angry with this blasphemy. This is such a critical subject as we continue to move forward in this journey for God and I would be interested in hearing what you think about it. Those who do not know or walk with God do not really care because their mind is already clouded with thoughts pertaining to humanistic philosophies. Birds of a feather flock together and the lost world gladly embraces deception because they choose to believe human opinions rather than Bible truth. With the media having the power to silence a president and all who support him, what do you believe will be able to stop this nation from becoming a dictatorship? Can you believe that half the country is being seen as insane? Why haven’t millions of conservatives protected over being censored from media platforms? The laws protect gays and transgenders from doing and saying whatever they want and the Christian does not have the freedom to say they believe the cancel culture is wrong? Of course, Satan always turns things around backward and says it’s for the good of the people which is reverse psychology and a part of widespread brainwashing.

The NBC anchor and host made his remarks during his acceptance speech after receiving the Edward R. Murrow Award for a Lifetime Achievement in Journalism. If you want a good laugh, listen to this. The anchor urged journalists to pursue the truth in their reporting, and also touted the “responsibility” of journalists in the midst of times of crisis. Is this like reporting that trump planned a takeover of our government when it was staged by the democratic party to make Trump look bad? Or is this like never mentioning that Bill Clinton was good buddies with Jeffrey Epstein? Oh, I see. Listen to a quote from Holt, “I think it’s become clearer that fairness is overrated. The idea that we should always give two sides equal weight and merit does not reflect the world we find ourselves in. Decisions to not give unsupported arguments equal time are not a dereliction of journalistic responsibility or some kind of agenda, in fact, it’s just the opposite.” What if I as a Christian minister made a statement like that on the national news about how that Jesus is the only true God and every other religion is a deception? I would be crucified and yet Holy was praised by every liberal in the world for being a genius. Again, we see clearly that unsupported arguments are many times the light that reveals what is hidden in the darkness. For example, if people are dying from the vaccine, why would the media refuse to report about it? Because the virus was created in a laboratory in China and was somehow released just in time to tear down the American economy right before one of the most important elections in the history of our nation. This gives Bill Gates and the vaccine people a perfect opportunity to make billions of dollars with an unproven medicine that could be more dangerous than anyone can imagine. Oh I see, another conspiracy driven by highly respected doctors and scientist all over the world. Hmmm… NBC recently launched a so-called “disinformation” desk, whose goal is to root out online purveyors of contrary political narratives, or in other words anyone who does not endorse a progressive view. This is not say there is no such thing as conspiracy theories, but all information that contradicts humanism is not harmful. In fact the Bible is in direct opposition to the liberal agenda and it is absolutely correct. Johnny Enlow a minister of Jesus recently stated that the mainstream media has become so corrupt and evil that we can easily identify lies from what is true. If the news promotes something as good, we can suspect that it is evil, and when the news refuses to report on a certain issue, we can know there is a secret reason why. He called it a, “Dead giveaway” and is a great way to measure the intents of a corrupt system.

Holt is seen as a leader in the world of journalism and yet we know he is also the greatest hypocrite. For example, he talks about his integrity of only reporting the truth and not making fun of others or not giving credit where credit is due, and yet the mainstream media did not report one good thing that Trump did during his presidency and instead mocked his wife, children, his cabinet, and those who voted for him the entire time. Why? Because Trump did not play the game and sell his soul to the swamp. This made them furious, and they were not going to rest until they run him off. Holt and everyone like him intentionally smeared Trump every day for four years and were proud of their lies. Did anyone ever apologize to Trump for falsely accusing him? Did anyone say they were sorry for trying to impeach him twice over things he was innocent of? Of course not. Satan never say’s he’s sorry for stealing, killing and destroying m- it’s his nature. Since when is filtering, manipulating, distorting, exaggerating, and twisting information a good thing? This is exactly what Satan does in his full-time job as a deceiver. We now live in a world in which the major media outlets assemble the news cycle to the advantage of Democrats, and according to Holt they are justified to not only present political bias, but have every intention to force-feed it down the throats of all gullible and vulnerable listeners. Critics of Holt’s approach saw his comments as essentially a dog whistle to liberal reporters who are not being held accountable and are allowed to present the news from a one-sided perspective.

The same as Holt describes who declares there is no need to listen to anyone who is against what the liberal world believes, likewise as Christians we do not need to be objective to those who do not know God to tell us He is not real. However, when Christians speak up and say the same thing that Holt did, we are called bigots, prejudice, close-minded, conspiracy promoters, and ignorant fools that spreads dangerous disinformation. What’s the difference? It’s not right against left, it’s Satan against God. We must understand that lies against God’s truth is spiritual warfare and the Christian cannot go hide under the bed and hope this assault against God will just go away. The same as everyone knows the sun always sets in the West, followers of Christ know that He is real and do not need to be objective or open-minded to the views of an atheist or anyone who does not know God. Is fairness overrated when it comes to compromising the foundation of our convictions? In certain areas yes. People who believe the world is flat do not really deserve equal time or attention with the rest of us who know it is round. However, this is a smokescreen because we are not talking about something so obvious. For example, the mainstream stars such as Cooper, Lemon, Stephanopoulos, Cuomo, Roberts, and the gang, defended Hillary Clinton in all the corrupt, lying, and cheating acts she committed. Fair reporting? Right. They spewed day and night about Trumps collusion with Russia and told everyone he stole the election, when in fact it was all a fabricated lie from the democrats. All the ones who said all along that Trump was innocent were labeled dangerous and members of congress like Maxine Waters literally said that liberals should run these people down and violently harass them in public.

Now we have the same cycle of the “Dead giveaway” as we have heard from every major news organization is that anyone who even considers this past election was hacked by foreign Cyber terrorist, manipulated algorithms in computers, destroyed ballots, fake ballots, and all the rest, are censored and silenced. What are the liberals afraid of? The truth! Once again, those accused of conspiracy are absolutely right and the dead giveaway once again exposes what is really going on. It will be proven the election was absolutely stolen and was carefully organization and funded by liberals to hijack the office and had been planned since 2017. Cyber forensic experts with the highest degrees of integrity have proven without a shadow of a doubt that Trump won the election by millions of votes. I have a question: why don’t the media spend as much time and many investigating this real fraud as they did with the fake collusion conspiracy? Oh, I know, because they are liars who only say what Satan tells them to say. Another dead giveaway. Will Holt eventually make a public apology that every news agency was used in a plot to lie to the world about the election? Of course not. They will say the military is staging a coup as an illegal attempt to change outcome of a fair election and the course of our government. Yes, this would be another huge fantasy woven by those who shout from the housetops that fairness is overrated. In truth, when an election is proven to be a fraud, The new president, his cabinet, and every executive order is null and void because he was an Illegitimate official. It all means nothing except a huge embarrassment. All who were a part of the deception are responsible and guilty of treason. Who’s laughing and mocking now? The lying media who works on the front-lines of a Satanic agenda are bought and paid for by the globalist. They are told exactly what to say and are paid well for it. Sadly, all the money in the world is not worth selling your soul over. Their words have nothing to do with being fair and balanced, in fact they are proud to relay one-sided progressive views and all those who watch are proud to absorb it. They are all servants to whom they obey. The heresy of false information originates in an attitude based on opinions of how they see the world. Christians on the other hand place their faith in how God sees the world. Huge difference. Jesus said the world hated Him, and if we love Him, the world will also hate us – another dead giveaway. If you are not being hated by the world – you are not walking with Christ at the level He desires. Another obvious cover-up is how the news will never mention the number of powerful people that are involved in the pedophile and human trafficking industry. Why do they keep this quiet? Because there are so many well-known people involved, it is common knowledge that to mention it will cost people’s jobs and most probably their lives. And the media wants those who walk in God’s light to trust them? Really? Why would anyone allow their conscience to be contaminated with half-truths?

The problem with those in mainstream media who are not born-again, is they are being paid to tell the truth but personally have no idea what it is in the areas of politics, social issues, and the spiritual realm. Jesus says the unsaved world are blind and they grope in the darkness. He’s not making fun of them, he is stating a fact that everyone who does not have Christ as their Lord cannot understand His ways and have no desire to listen to Him. It’s God who gives us the ability to see and discern truth. Remember the words to Amazing Grace? The lost love to be independent and rule their own lives and surrendering their will to God is the last thing on their minds. They are deceived and thus cannot and also refuse to understand truth. It’s sad and dangerous to know the very people whom the majority of the world is trusting to keep them informed are unable to comprehend what is right and wrong. Their perceptions are slanted and their views are corrupted with bias against God. The only nature they have to filter information is the carnal mind which is depraved and corrupt. Jesus called the crowd to him and said, Listen and understand. What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them. Then the disciples came to him and asked, Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this? He replied, Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit” Matthew 15:10-14. The Lord demands for His people to stay away from blind guides who are bound in deception and error. Why would any Christian listen to those who have no spiritual discernment when it’s the followers of Christ who are filled with the light and wisdom of God? It is the remnant Christian who knows the truth, who has the anointing and spiritual authority, and are called to set the captives free in the name of Jesus.

So where are we headed as the world is changing every day – and not for the better? Many are praying that God will clean out the evil and sweep away the liars and deceivers like one would sweep the floor and throw the dirt in the garbage. To be honest, God loves everyone and wants to save them. His mercy is reaching out to the evil people the same as He reached out to us. I do find it hard to imagine that he would bring down His wrath now upon so many who are mesmerized by carnality and humanism. There are just so many people who are wicked, where would He begin? How can He remove evil from the hearts of the lost when His program allows people to live however they want according to free will? Of course we should keep praying that God will save and protect this nation from becoming another Sodom, Babylon, or Rome, but if He does not purify America, we should stay focused on His face and keep doing everything He is telling us to do. There is much to pray about and we still have a window of grace to serve Him and love others. James 4:4 reminds us,You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” There are no more excuses for Christians to play patty cake with vipers. We must pull away from the darkness, be sanctified, embrace holiness, be determiner and diligent to walk in His love and His Spirit. We were never created to change the world, because we cannot change anyone. Only God will change who will believe in Him.

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Published 3/26/21 – PART 13

I want to do something a little different this weekend and share with you an article that is written by a man named Justin Honse about a growing term that is being used in our world today called, “THE GREAT RESET.” As Christians we know the end-times is here and the world is changing rapidly. I’m not sure what the world will look like in the next 10 years, or if God’s people will still be here. For those of you who spend time researching, I’m sure you have noticed how the rulers of the world are planning to turn the world into a global economy. This is no doubt setting the stage for the anti-Christ. I’m also including a very interesting video by a minister named Johnny Enlow, and he has some very encouraging things to say about how God is getting ready to reveal His power and authority. There is much evil in this world and we actually know very little about to what extent or who is involved. Only the Lord Almighty would be able to expose these abominations as the mainstream media controls the airwaves to protect the wickedness. Mr. Enlows spiritual insights are very interesting and I thought you would enjoy listening to him. Much love and blessings to you!

Does the Great Reset Really Mean I’ll Own Nothing? | by Justin Honse | Medium

https://justinhonse.medium.com/does-the-great-reset-really-mean-ill-own-nothing-79ec55b98809

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OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Part 12 – Published 3/20/21

THOSE WHO SEEK GOD SHALL FIND HIM

It’s not how many times you fall down – it’s how many times you get up!

When we are facing a crisis, we have 3 choices: We can let it define us, we can let it destroy us, or we can let it strengthen us. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” I Timothy 1:7.

An encouraging scripture to confess every day – “I can do ALL things thru Christ who strengthens me.”

What cancer and disease cannot do:

It cannot stop love –

It cannot shatter hope

It cannot dissolve faith –

It cannot destroy peace

It cannot silence courage –

It cannot steal eternal life

It cannot conquer our spirit

We must CHOOSE hope over fear and allow our faith to be LARGER than our doubt!

Do not confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy today does not mean the sun will not shine tomorrow. We can have joy and peace on the inside no matter what is happening around us.

An African proverb says; “however long the night, the dawn WILL break.” “Weeping may last through the night but joy comes in the morning” Psalm 30:5.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. The devil cannot defeat us! He is only allowed to tempt us and influence us. God is in control.

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. “Your mind is a garden your thoughts are your seeds, you can plant flowers or you can plant weeds.” This means we choose what seeds we plant into our mind and are responsible for the thoughts we allow to grow.

We cannot direct the wind BUT we can adjust our sails. (We choose each day what we will say, how we act, and who we will serve). God is waiting for us to become the person Jesus died for us to be.

Courage does not always ROAR. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, “I will try it again tomorrow.” NEVER give up – ask God to help you. The Bible says in Psalm 118 verse 5, “I called upon the Lord in my distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place. The Lord is on my side – I will not fear, what can man do to me?”

Proverbs chapter 3 and verses 5- 8, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge HIM and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and strength, nourishment and refreshment to thy bones.”

We KNOW that God is the HIGHEST authority and has complete power and control over ALL things! We are celebrating how GOD is bringing VICTORY over an enemy that is trying to do us harm!

We speak God’s Word that is the true reality and His will. We believe and receive His Word into our life and come into agreement with Isaiah 54:17, “NO weapon formed against thee shall prosper; and every that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of ME, saith the Lord.”

We are celebrating this day because God loves us with a never failing love and we know in our hearts that He is intervening in our recovery, He is our great deliverer, our healer, He is the great physician, the Savior of our soul, the King of Kings and the Lord above all lords.

God is the creator of all things and SPOKE the universe into existence! He said let there be light and there was light and it was good. And this same spiritual principal is active and alive within us. He wants us to know and agree with His will and to SPEAK His Word in faith and He will bring His Word to life because God’s Words ARE LIFE! In Isaiah 57:19 the Lord says, “I create the fruit of the lips; peace, peace to him who is far away, and to him that is near – AND I WILL HEAL HIM!”

I know that what I have to say in my flesh does not really matter – but what God has to say has the power to DO THE IMPOSSIBLE – TO CHANGE WHAT MAN CANNOT CHANGE – AND TO ACCOMPLISH HIS WILL!

As many of you know, my wife is a two time cancer survivor and I have walked with her through the dark valleys and now I am rejoicing every day because she has been cancer free for 10 years. We believe that God healed her and desires to heal many others. Let us praise Him for what he has done, what He is doing, and what He is going to do, and most importantly just for who He is.

We repent of our sins and ask God to help us become victorious! Psalm 66:18 says, “If I regard iniquity in my heart God will not hear me.”

Psalm 51:10-12 says, “Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free Spirit.”

Psalm 18:6 says, “In my distress I called upon the Lord and cried unto my God: He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry came before Him, even into His ears.” Do you believe He hears you?

Father, I come to you today with a broken and contrite heart. I am weak and you are strong. Fear and doubt are standing at my door like ravening wolves. I look across the world and I see evil and darkness everywhere. My heart is heavy as I see more people every day turning against you and your Word. I humbly ask that you fill my mind and soul today with your peace that passes all understanding. Please encourage my heart and allow me to see as when Elisha’s servant’s eyes were opened. Rekindle my joy and confidence in you and use me to do your will. Help me to stay focused on you and to dwell in the secret place of the Most High. My hope, my trust and my life is in you and nothing else. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.”

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Part 11 – Published 3/13/21

I HEAR THE SOUND OF OUR ENEMIES FALLING AT OUR FEET

Christian! This is NOT a time to hang our harps on the willows and weep! It is the enemy of our souls who loves to whisper his lies and tell us we are defeated. Listen, my brothers and sisters, has Jesus Christ ever said that you are defeated? Has He ever told you to curl up in a fetal position and give up? Absolutely NOT! It is the devil that persuades us to see the glass half empty and to develop a dark negative view about the world and our personal life.

Many in our government are being controlled by the globalist and are quite proud of themselves. In their twisted perception, they believe the swamp prevailed. This demonic stronghold has been in power since the beginning of the country and I’m not sure what it would take to pull it out by the roots. We know that God can and does bring justice and judgement, but He also does not force anyone to love or serve Him. It’s not a negative creed or confession to say that evil people are like weeds, they can be cut down, but they will grow back. If the corruption in Washington is exposed and if leaders are removed, this does not mean that evil has been destroyed. It simply means they will regroup and start again at another time. We know that anti-Christ is coming along with a seven-year tribulation period and we cannot pray against this because it is prophesied in the Bible. However, this does not mean that we stop praying against evil government leaders and the wrong things they do. We must continue interceding that God’s power will be released and that many will be saved and delivered from sin. There is much to do before Jesus comes and we have no time to waste feeling sorry for ourselves.

DO NOT LISTEN TO THESE NEGATIVE INFLUENCES! Turn off the negativity coming from television and the computer and only absorb God’s truth and those who are speaking His instructions. Stand up – set your face as flint – look down and see the enemy is under your FEET! This reality is not because of our power, but it’s by GOD’S Spirit say’s the Lord! I John 4:4 declares, “You are of God, little children and have overcome them: because GREATER IS HE that is in you than he that is in the world!” We are reminded in Colossians chapter 2 and verses 10-15 that we are in covenant with Christ and that He is the ultimate authority over everything including Satan! “And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Jesus gave His life and delivered us from the lies and deceptions of the devil so that you and I could be “set free” from the darkness of deception and be empowered to live victoriously in light and life of Christ in Jesus Name!

Is the devil whispering to you that you are defeated and that Satan’s kingdom wins? Remember the story of Gideon and how the Lord told him to only take 300 men to fight a war against an army of 135,000 soldiers? Have you ever felt that your situation also looked that hopeless? This is exactly what the Lord wants! If you and I could do it ourselves, we would not need God’s help at all! Gideon obeyed the Lord and trusted Him completely and the enemy ended up destroying themselves without Gideon actually having to literally fight them. We can see in God’s Word when it seems there is no hope, this is when the Lord will manifest the greatest miracles. Remember, Lazarus was dead four days. Many times we look in the mirror and see our problems and realize our needs are greater than what this natural realm can provide, but this is this place of total dependence on God that He is trying to bring us to. We must extend our faith into the supernatural realm where God operates so that we can receive His DIVINE power and the miracle we are asking for. Read all the true accounts in the Bible that were impossible, BUT God stepped in and made it POSSIBLE! Do you need the Sun to move backward? Do you need the Red Sea parted? Do you feel like you are in the lion’s den or in the fiery furnace? Is there a huge giant laughing and threatening to kill you? Listen, my brothers and sisters, the same God that brought deliverance in all of these trials, desires to do the same for you today! Amen! You might believe He CAN, but He is waiting for you to believe He WILL!

Jesus made an open show that darkness can never will overcome the light when He conquered Satan on the cross! This is just one display of eternal truth and the next one will be at His glorious coming when Jesus melts the world and cast Satan and his demons into the bottomless pit! A blessing that comes from being filled with the Holy Spirit is that our eyes can be opened and have spiritual discernment which will set us free from the devil’s lies and deceptions. God has given us His Word, the Holy Spirit Spirit, faith, and spiritual authority in His Name, so why are we afraid and discouraged? It’s because we are listening to the demons that say all hope is lost. WHOSE ACCOUNT ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE? God has given to you His promises of life and hope while the devil is whispering his lies of death and failure. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers” Psalm 1:1-3.

Those who are spiritually born-again are the covenant heirs of God’s will, AND His will are the promises of His Word that cannot fail! You have been called to be an OVERCOMER on this earth and God is counting on you to arise, put on your armor, and claim His victory on the battlefield of intercession. Let’s go into the enemy’s camp and take back what he’s stolen in Jesus name! Awaken giant of the Lord, repent of your unbelief, wash your face, fall on your knees, and become filled and empowered! Speak to the mountain and command it to be cast into the sea in Jesus Name! Demand the cripple to stand on their feet with the authority of Jesus’ blood, His name, and His Word! Boldly prophesy to the dry bones and command them to live! Satan trembles at the thought of you rising up in holy confidence and realizing who you are in Christ. God needs His warriors in this final hour to listen in the spirit realm and to hear the sound of their enemies falling at their feet! Listen closely, can you hear this sound? It is in the secret place of the Most High where we hear His voice and receive His instructions. “If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear” Mark 4:23.

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Part 10 – Published 3/6/21

IN THE NAME OF DECENCY

If a Christian stands with liberal progressiveness in the name of decency, we wonder if the passion to embrace God’s will is a part of the equation. It is not a secret there is a plague of deception and our media is responsible. God’s Word clearly teaches that the system of humanism is in direct opposition to being a follower of Jesus Christ as they are opposed to one another, and yet we hear about a growing number of people rejecting the conservative ideology. Since there are two realities who have different interpretations of right and wrong, can there be a happy medium? Probably not. An individual can pretend to serve both God and the carnality, however the Bible say’s in Luke 16:13, they will always end up loving one and hating the other. This confusion and rebellion causes many to live in the bondage of deception and is a result of the spiritual principle which declares that a house divided against itself cannot stand. For example, it’s impossible for any person who has an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ to justify and approve the murder of an innocent child, ONLY for the reason because it is unwanted. If this is not true, then I challenge anyone to get on their knees and sincerely ask God is it’s alright. Yes of course there are acceptable situations where the mothers life is in danger, but I’m talking about a circumstance where the only excuse is because it’s too painful or too much trouble to give birth and give the child to a couple who would love to have it. I agree that everyone has the right to decide a medical issue for their own body, but NO ONE has the right to kill another human being.

I’ve actually heard liberals declare there are many more important political and social issues to consider than the tax funded slaughter of innocent people. Really, what are they? Yes, a child is definitely a person and according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, “Including neural development, psychology of pain sensation, and moral implications of fetal pain, concludes that unborn babies may experience pain as early as 12 weeks.” When it comes to our personal convictions and worldviews, I would rather stand with God and be condemned by the world, than to stand with the world and be condemned by God. Intact dilation and extraction, is where the developed fetus is moved into a breech position, the brain is suctioned from the cranium and the skull is crushed in order to be more easily removed. Kathy DiFiore, Founder & President Emeritus of “Several Sources Shelters” was shocked to learn that in her own home state of New Jersey, abortion is allowed after fetal viability. Further researched uncovered that there are 7 other states, where there are no restrictions on abortion: Colorado, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont, Alaska, and New Jersey and the District of Columbia. The phrase, “Late term” is considered vague and now referred to as, “Fetal viability” which is the ability of the child to survive outside of the uterus.

Sadly, other laws are currently being established and taught in our public education system that even small children now have the right to disregard their biological chromosomes and change their gender if they so wish. Anyone who disagrees and teaches that God wants all humans to follow their original sexual identity and their God given dignity are now falsely accused of discriminating as a bigot and racist. While the suicide rate for transgenders is higher than the traditional sexual identification, there is not an honest concern as to why this is among those who support and encourage these lifestyles. Spiritual truth and even science is not based on carnal prejudice and human rights are not always the same as God’s perfect will. Jesus loves the babies and He loves males and females, and yet His standard of absolute truth is boldly attacked and accused as wrong. Christians who have been hiding behind the walls of the church in fear of being involved with political and social issues, are now shocked to discover there are no religious exemptions to these dangerous laws. Churches that refuse to allow gays or transgenders to teach and lead their services, who refuse to marry same sex couples or transgenders, who teach that homosexuality and irresponsible abortion is a sin, will be forced to either comply or be closed and possibly prosecuted for a hate crime. For the last 50 years, Christians have been asleep while the enemy has been working diligently to remove traditional Christian values and cancel our Constitution. The political correctness and the socially acceptable movement has now grown into a cancel culture beast and it’s agenda is to censor conservative ideology and replace it with a new world order. This is the judgment of God upon this nation in regard to a weak and lazy church who left the gate open and now the horses have escaped and can never be caught. Evil has increased and suddenly Christians are begging God to completely cleanse our government and turn it upside down and stop what they allowed. This is much easier than putting on battle armor, being an activist, getting involved, studying, learning, and fighting against Satan’s lies in the Name of Jesus.

Allow me to stop here and explain an important point of this conversation. Christians realize the government for the most part is not interested in being guided by the Lord Jesus or His principles and have openly admitted to it. We also understand that God has given everyone freewill and our laws of freedom and liberty allow people to choose and make decisions on their own. I realize the separation of church and state was created to “protect” the people from being forced and dictated to worship in a certain way while other religions could be outlawed. Without a separation of the church and the state, schools could indoctrinate children in a “national religion” and families would be able to do little to stop it. Governments can take advantage of the separation. However, not having the church involved at all in the lawmaking process, congress can decide to pass unjust laws that could be highly offensive to Christians such as forcing tax payers to fund abortions leaving Christians unable to do anything about it. Because there is separation, the church is now taken completely out of the role of governing. Many have stated the best government is where lawmakers focus on the body while the church focuses on the soul, but there is a fine line when it comes ethical and moral decisions. It’s one thing to accept elections where atheist and communist are fairly voted in, but what are conservative voters to do when it’s discovered that elections are fraudulent? The reason why the Obama administration continued to emphasize the United States is not a Christian nation was to establish an environment where the government has no obligations to obey the will of God. This opened the door to accept and serve a humanistic agenda without having to consider a Godly standard of divine truth. How convenient.

To imagine that anyone could have the arrogance to say that God is wrong is evidence of being controlled by Satan. This is what the world of darkness has being influencing people with since the devil fell to the earth. The world is blind and they hate God and the remnant who love God and follow Him will also be hated. These are just facts. We as a population are divided by good and evil as it comes down to those who love God and those who hate Him. This is where we must understand the remnant of Jesus will not compromise nor back down in this fight. The follower of Christ will stand for truth whether it separates children from their parents, offends family members and friends, or even causes divorces. The conservative Christian is not hating the person, but they realize this is a spiritual war and they are engaged against an enemy of God. No weakness, no surrender, no compromise. When we try to make peace, we are being defeated by an evil enemy who hates us and has come to destroy and kill us. With the decisions being made in this current administration, we are seeing that our future is being decided today. I’ve actually heard people recently say that it does not matter what is being done in congress because they believe it will all work our alright. For those who choose to live in denial and refuse to fight in this spiritual conflict, you are missing the voice of God and His call to stand. What is at stake? Our existence. We have a large number of traitors that have sold their soul to the highest bidder. Those who are possessed by demons, have been allowed to take their positions of control and are now ruling on behalf of their Father the devil. The lines are being drawn and it’s time for every person who is born-again to come out from under the bed and learn how to resist this attempt to be brainwashed by secular humanism. If our television news channels and social media are causing us to be deceived and distracted from Jesus – turn it off. If our friends and family are condemning us and attacking what we believe, pray for them but turn away from them. In Matthew 10 we are reminded to shake the dust off our feet and leave if someone will not listen to our message and is rude to us. God’s children are actually commanded to be salt and light and to not be ashamed of who they love and serve. In a world of chaos and ignorance, it’s the Christians who are supposed to stand boldly for God’s truth and walk in His wisdom and authority. However, instead of the blind world respecting the heirs of righteousness, they hate them. Why? The same reason they hate Jesus. Darkness hates light.

It’s true that arguing and debating rarely changes the minds of others, but I will say that God can plant seeds of truth and the Holy Spirit can bring conviction to the conscience. In every battle, we always find a dialogue that exists between two opposing views. If every Christian were afraid to share what God wanted them to say, how would the world know what we believe? Look at all the brave Christian individuals that have podcasts and who devote their lives to speaking God’s truth. Look at all the pastors, prophets, evangelists, and teachers who are not afraid to address the issues of our time. We must develop a strong courage and be willing to put on the gloves and fight against those who are teaching and lying to the next generation. How will our children and grandchildren know what is right unless we have the strength and faith to step forward and tell them? However, I will say that studying to “show ourselves approved” generally means that if we are going to step into the arena to defend our views, we need to make sure we know what we are talking about. If we are a non-confrontational personality and have no intention to stand for what we believe, we should crawl back under the bed. My question is did David run from the giant? Did Jesus run from the cross? When the world makes fun of what we believe, even it’s from our loved ones, let us realize they are not showing love or respect. Even if we could prove them wrong, there is a good chance they would resent us even more. It’s true, the key to being effective is to listen to the Holy Spirit and only verbally engage when God approves, but many Christians are not sensitive enough to know when that is. The truth is that most Christians are not knowledgeable or prepared to speak even if they had a chance. In general, Christians are fearful and intimidated of a secular world that is educated and well equipped to communicate for their agenda. Of course, as God’s remnant we are going to be mocked, persecuted, ridiculed, attacked, and discredited as a way to embarrass and humiliate us, but for God to arrange divine appointments for our conversations, He uses those who have invested the time and have become a living sacrifice available for His use.

Speaking of divine appointments, we read an interesting account found in the book of Acts chapter 26. Paul was brought before king Agrippa to explain why the Jews had accused him of breaking the law by having faith in Christ. King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate to stand before you today as I make my defense against all the accusations of the Jews” Acts 26:2. Isn’t the Christian life a constant examination of our behavior along with an opportunity to explain why we love God? Do you believe Paul should have said that it was a waste of time to stand boldly and explain what was true? Do you believe that no one should say anything about government corruption or have mentioned that the election was stolen? If you do not believe there was widespread fraud, cheating, hacking, and other forms of cheating, then I’m sure you would not mind at all if there is an investigation to just make sure everything was done perfectly and the results were fair. But, wait a minute. Haven’t we witnessed every judge and every court in the nation boldly refuse to listen to the evidence? Why is that? Something as critical as a presidential election being intentionally manipulated and the chance for many people to go to prison for treason is surely more important than a farmer being accused of stealing a chicken. Christians, conservatives, and patriots of America have been laughed at and mocked the entire four years of Trump’s presidency as an evil smear toward the fantastic job he did. Why? He was standing in the way of a liberal agenda. He was constantly attacked falsely and yet he still managed to actually help the nation more than anyone ever has. Republicans are still being hated, mocked, and now being censored from their rights to free speech, as they seen as a danger to society because their views are more conservative according to Satan’s idea of political correctness. My question is how will the liberal left respond when it is proven that Trump won by over 10 million votes and is still president? Will they apologize for following a party of deceivers and a media of liars? If it is proven the election was fair, the conservatives will go about their business as usual, but if Trump comes back into office because he actually won the election, the liberal left will burn down the nation while crying that he cheated. This alone should open the eyes of everyone (whatever party they support) and who consider themselves intelligent with a moral conscience. I do not know what will happen, but I am waiting for a court and a judge who will step forward and be willing to at least look at the evidence. What’s wrong about that?

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Published 2/27/21 – Part 9

THE CALL TO BATTLE

This week I’m including an article by Scott McKay and I believe you will find it interesting. It’s based on the writings of Yuri Bezmenov who as a Soviet defector, knows quite a bit about the Marxist philosophy. We also know how China and other communist regimes use deadly force to silence any voices that are not supportive of the government. I recently watched a documentary about the prison on Green Island and how the Taiwan government sent people there because they were being too outspoken in their views and even in the artistic expressions. Hundreds if not thousands were subject to brainwashing tactics and many others were tortured and killed. Is this where we are headed? As Christians, we know the anti-Christ is coming and the system of the beast will be enforced. The cancel culture we are seeing today is conditioning our society to accept political correctness by silencing free speech. It is intimidation meant to bring fear in those who trust God and believe that His Word is absolute truth. This new law of control declares that if a person does not agree with the liberal culture, they should be censored, blacklisted, smeared, disrespected, discredited and even literally attacked with the purpose of eliminating them. Even though the Constitution has given each citizen, the legal right to express one’s opinions, the cancel culture refuses to recognize these rights.

Christians must show love to everyone, but we have as much right to stand for our views as anyone else. How many soldiers and how much blood has been shed for us to be able to speak the truth? When I was a growing up, I always assumed we were a Christian nation, but many today say we never were. Issues that were commonly accepted 50 years ago, are now openly mocked and rejected. I read about a debate about the Equality Act which took place the other day in the House of Representatives. Republican Greg Steube criticized the bill saying it violates Christian beliefs and is quoted, “The gender confusion that exists in our culture today is a clear rejection of God’s good design. Whenever a nation’s laws no longer reflect the standards of God, that nation is in rebellion against Him and will inevitably bear the consequences.” Democrat Jerry Nadler responded, “Mr. Steube, what any religious tradition describes as God’s will is no concern of this congress.” Even with the emphasis being directed to the separation of church and state, I still find this shocking with “In God we trust” being our motto.

Since “God’s will” is the meaning and purpose of life, I cannot imagine how Jesus feels when He hears someone say that our government has no desire to listen or follow Him. Even though much of the world reacts to God in the same way every day, it is heartbreaking know the majority of our law-makers would publicly agree with this. To think that a humanist legal system could make right decisions without asking for God’s wisdom and direction is arrogance, deception, and foolishness. It’s no wonder our country is filled with confusion and corruption. We do not need to be ugly, but God has not given us a spirit of fear. It’s obvious the liberal agenda does not want to share the realm of communication and is only allowing a one sided flow of information. Will Christians confront communism or will they crawl under the bed and hide? When the Christian is being attacked by demons, this is a sign they are walking in the light. As we keep our eyes on God’s standard for living, we are filled with the confidence and boldness to fight the good fight of faith. God has given us spiritual armor, His holy Word, the power of prayer, the Name of Jesus, and His infinite authority to plead the blood of Jesus in this war against evil.

The giant is awakened, and we are seeing the power of God being activated! The bowls of prayers in Heaven are filled and God is intervening against this spiritual darkness. The truth will soon be exposed! We must keep believing, we must never give up. I was very impressed the other night listening to congressman Jason Rapert. Many of you might know him as he is a strong Patriot like Josh Hawley who is a fighter against abortion and the conservative Christian ideology. He was talking about the House of Representatives and the Senate that consist of 535 seats, and how sadly many of those are occupied by corrupt and evil people. He made an interesting comment: “With over 330 million people who live in America, can we not find 535 lawmakers who follow God’s standards for justice, morality, and decency?”

Let us remember to pray for those who are in Congress and who fight on the front lines of spiritual warfare every day. Also remember the state Senate in Arizona who just today was given the green light by a judge to analyze the voting machines, and the ballots from Maricopa County. Much evidence of fraud has already been gathered and proven and this should now settle once and for all the question of cheating. If it’s officially proven that Trump actually won in Arizona, there are at least 15 more states that will proceed with hearings that will include presenting evidence to prove mass voting fraud. The question will then be; how much evidence will be needed for the Supreme Court to agree to listen? Are they even a factor? Maybe not. What will these liberals say when it’s proven the election was stolen? The entire world will see this current administration are evil liars and truly a swamp of corruption and deception. I would hate to be a lawyer trying to defend a traitor. They might as well start cleaning out their desk! God does not need a human to help Him with His sovereign authority. He can turn the world upside down if He chooses. I pray He does.

FOUR STAGES OF MARXIST TAKEOVER

By Scott McKaybased on the words and warnings of Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov.

It’s been a couple of months since this article was published and the situation today is even more dire than predicted. Most of us could not have imagined the antics of the Marxist left during the 2020 elections and now they are laughing. The Marxist takeover of America is well on its way. The first goal of revolutionary propaganda, particularly the Marxist variety, is to demoralize and depress you and make you believe your civilization is lost. Once you succumb to that, you are, in the words of Ming the Merciless, satisfied with less. Why do you think ordinary Caucasians are so willing to apologize for the sins of their ancestors and to confess to being racist without even knowing it? Why do you think corporate America is blindly endorsing a Marxist revolutionary organization that openly declares war on the nuclear family? That’s demoralization and according to Bezmenov it’s the first step in engineered societal collapse.

The second step is destabilization. Bezmenov describes this as a rapid decline in the structure of a society including its economy, its military, and its international relations. We realize the unquestionable passion on the part of Democrats to keep the economy as hamstrung as possible with COVID-19 shutdowns, and those continue despite a precipitous decline in death rates as testing ramps all across the country. It’s clear the virus is no longer a significant threat to the health of Americans who don’t already have serious medical issues, and yet COVID hysteria is increasing, rather than decreasing. Recently the Ivy League shut down all its sporting events planned for the fall semester, an absurd decision that is nonetheless likely to be copied by other universities dominated by leftist political activists (the Big Ten, ACC, and the SEC are all in various stages of planning conference-only schedules this fall, which makes no sense whatsoever). The virus is the perfect platform by which to impose the economic destabilization the Left has wanted all along.

No, that isn’t a conspiracy theory. They are boldly telling you it’s what they’re after. Do you believe Ilhan Omar was off-script when she suggested dismantling America’s economy as a system of oppression? Ilhan Omar, who paid a political consultant $900,000 in fees last year, money that came from somewhere, isn’t smart enough to say these things without having the script written for her. She’s being trotted out to introduce them because she’s already radioactive and a lightning rod for criticism, and also because she’s (1) black, (2) Muslim, and (3) an immigrant, and even an illegal one at that. To criticize her statements as just a joke, reveals the signature not of incisive reasoning but rather racism. So when other democrats join her politically correct battle cry, no one is allowed to object. Google Omar’s statements and what you’ll find is a loud cacophony of gas-lighting by left-wing media outlets like Common Dreams, The nation, the Washington Post, and others attacking Republicans for reacting to what they saw and heard on video as “meltdowns” and “losing their minds.” Even Snopes, the left-wing website purportedly acting as a fact-check operation, declares that Omar didn’t actually say what she said. That’s destabilization. The liberals are fully engaged to usher in a progressive society, whether you believe they’ve been successful or not. But ask Mark McCloskey, for example, whether or not he thinks it’s outlandish to suggest the American order has been destabilized. McCloskey told Tucker Carlson that after the police told him, they couldn’t protect him after the incident where he and his wife used guns to protect their property from a mob of Black Lives Matter trespassers, he called around to private security firms for help and was given advice to get out of his house and let the mob do what they would. Does that sound like a stable society to you?

The third stage is crisis, the catalyzing event that builds on the first two stages to bring on the change the revolutionaries are looking for. Looking for a crisis? Take your pick. We barely even remember the fact that we just had only the third presidential impeachment in American history half a year ago, a constitutional crisis that was wholly and completely manufactured directly out of thin air. We progressed immediately from that to COVID-19, which was unquestionably another manufactured crisis — not that the virus itself isn’t deadly to a certain portion of the population, but if you think the panic and destruction it’s caused doesn’t smell like it was manufactured then it’s clear you’ve been demoralized.

And then the George Floyd riots and the paroxysms of violence and virtue-signaling those have brought on, complete with the current campaign to bowdlerize American history and culture in an increasingly indiscriminate fashion. That’s a crisis, everybody, and it’s a completely manufactured one. The speed of the cultural collapse that followed Floyd’s death — when the legal system moved very swiftly against the police officers responsible for it — makes it undeniable this was planned and only needed a catalyst.

What’s the fourth stage? Normalization. As in a “new normal.” The statues and monuments are gone, the ball games are out, or at least you aren’t allowed in the stadium to watch them (and you’ve got to watch them on TV interspersed with commercial spots and in-game messaging pushing whatever memes and narratives the ESPN’s and NBC’s of the world and their Madison Avenue partners wish to implant in your mind), the schools have purged American history and culture, the Universal Basic Income checks have replaced your job, which you can’t do because the small business where you used to work has gone under thanks to the virus.

And now we have Biden as our president. At least for a little while, until it’s clear he’s incapacitated per the 25th amendment, and then somebody else that you didn’t vote for is in charge of the country. We close this short history lesson with this nugget. This was back in July, before Democrats locked doors for two days to manufacture ballots, hooked voting computers to the internet so they could be hacked, drove in vans full of fraud ballots at 3:30 AM, and pulled out suitcases of fake ballots hidden under tables to steal the landslide 2020 election from President Donald Trump. Let’s hope your confidence that none of this can possibly happen is well-placed. Let’s hope Bezmenov was just imagining all of these horrors like people believe G. Edward Griffin is.

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Part 8 – Published 2/20/21

NO MIDDLE GROUND

So many things are changing in our country as I wonder what is going to happen next? I will say that I pray for the corruption and lies to be revealed. As of this writing, Trump has just been acquitted again and the Arizona battle concerning the election fraud is still moving forward. All the liberal leaders in Arizona have done everything they can to block the investigation and have been determined to NOT turn over the ballots or the voting machines so that forensic scientist can examine them. The first question that comes to mind is why not and what are they trying to hide? If there is no fraud, they should be happy to allow anyone in the world to examine all they want. I notice today the Arizona Senate has just passed a subpoena bill as litigation is continuing. This would give the legislature the express authority to subpoena ballots, election equipment and information from counties to find proof of fraud. In light of all these claims on both sides of the fence, I’m amazed at how the left can openly declare there was no cheating. I cannot lay my hand on the Bible and swear that I know for a fact the election was stolen. However, your average liberal democrat cannot either. We have one half of the country saying that it might be possible and the other half saying it is definitely impossible. My question: how could any intelligent person say that election fraud is impossible? The same principle applies for the statements and accusations that are being said by Lin Wood. I’m not guaranteeing that what he is saying is true, but how can anyone KNOW that he is wrong?

Another thought about the latest impeachment trial. The liberals were screaming about how Trump had supposedly planned a takeover of the Capitol with a handful of unarmed citizens. However, when the Trump attorneys declared they had many videos and solid evidence that would implicate those who were making the accusations and SUDDENLY – the case was dropped. Why? If the left was positively sure this was real, why were they scared when questions were being asked as to why there was no security stationed at the entrances when the protesters entered the building? Since Nancy Pelosi was responsible for security, why did she tell them to leave the area when Trump was speaking? Very strange indeed. We are still seeing many businesses on the edge of closing and many people have lost their jobs. Biden is cutting jobs and who knows what the stock markets will do. Free speech is being censored and many Christians are concerned about the rise of hatred and persecution that is coming against them. A sure way to be removed from any type of social media platform is to mention how the election might have been hacked and presenting questions about human trafficking and widespread child molesting. Yet, when Trump won in 2016, the mainstream news agencies and social media was filled with proclamations that Russia had enabled Trump to steal the election, but not one person was ever censored. One sided, biased journalism? Absolutely! And is why they are considered fake news.

In a recent Time magazine article, it was clearly explained that Democrats along with media giants, large corporations, and many left-wing organizations had been planning a strong resistance against Trump for the last 4 years. They were going to make sure he did not win this time! It’s not a secret that liberals embrace a completely different world view than the other half of the country and the mainstream news agencies was the driving force behind their success. In this last election, we saw that Biden hardly needed to campaign at all as the media did it for him. Besides the Arizona investigation, we are soon getting ready to see another huge legal battle between Sidney Powell and her attorney Lin Wood, against the Dominion and SmartMatic voting machine companies. It’s strange these voting machine companies are willing to be exposed, as there is a mountain of proof these computers were connected to the internet and hackers from other countries including Germany changed the information. If you have watched Mike Lindell’s video called, “Absolute Proof” I’m sure you will agree how difficult it would be to ignore this evidence. The footprints inside the computers reveal that voting data was sent to other countries, and the information was changed and sent back. They supposedly have the servers in Germany that confirms this is true. While no democrat will even listen, the real problem is going to find a judge that has not been blackmailed or threatened. Many will laugh, but have you even given anyone access to your computer? Unfortunately, I have. Supposedly, these computers were connected to the internet and once someone has control of a computer, they can change whatever they want. As I’ve said before, if Arizona proves that Trump actually won in their state, many more states are going to begin their own investigations. I assume this will eventually end up in the Supreme Court.

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There is no doubt the anti-Christ is here and is ready to enter onto the world stage if he has not already. I’m still believing and praying for God to intervene in this election, but if He must proceed with His agenda, I will surrender to His sovereignty. I know the Almighty has been listening to His people and the bowls of prayers in Heaven are overflowing. However, if He decides to not step in and expose wrongdoing, we must accept that He has a perfect plan and in His wisdom He will do what He wants. Allow me to say this before we go any further, if it is PROVEN there was no election fraud, I will accept the results the same as I accepted any other election. If Biden won fair and square, the voice of the majority of the people have spoken. We just need to know the truth so that all of us can move on, but the way it stands at this moment, this is far from being over.

We cannot tell God what to do or when to do it. At this point I do not know why He has not revealed the truth about our government, but maybe He is saying for us to focus on preaching the gospel more than looking for Him to purge our government. We do know that if He does not stop what is happening; we are close to seeing the tribulation begin and we should make sure we are ready for the rapture. If the rapture is not before the tribulation, we must be prepared to suffer great persecution like we have never dreamed. There is a new global system that is being activated and whether it happens soon or 10 years from now, the Lord has said it will come and it will be enforced. The direction of the world is like a locomotive that is picking up steam and no human or political movement can ultimately stop it. Yes, God did allow Trump to win in 2016, but whether he will have another opportunity to rightfully serve his second term is yet to be seen. I’m not sure what type of legal system the anti-Christ will declare, but we know his dictatorship will not tolerate a Bible preaching presence of truth, no more than Rome allowed it in the days of Christ. The darkness has grown much larger in the last few years and it has now become the voice of global law that is based on the philosophy of humanism. The line is being drawn this very hour for everyone to choose which side you are on and there will be no middle ground.

In God’s Word, we see there will eventually be a system of the beast and it will be established as the most powerful impostor religious kingdom the world has ever known. This order will be completed at the emergence of the anti-Christ as the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Satan knows that God’s Word is true, and His children are loyal to Him, so he has been carefully planning to bring global confusion, and division for a long time. The concept of world religions and denominations was a part of this chaotic strategy and has not only been adopted by those who rejected the genuine gospel of Jesus and wanted an easy way to heaven, but has brought much doubt to those who are spiritually blind. As the tares look like wheat, it has always been Satan’s idea to ruin the world with lies and evil influences by inspiring teachers to spread false doctrine and corrupt philosophies in order to prevent as many people as possible from researching the Bible and seeking God’s face. As Nimrod became an evil world ruler and his wife Semaritis had their child called Tammuz, this introduced to the world the “mother and child” cult which was adopted by many false religions around the globe. Semaritis was called the queen of heaven and this idea inspired the Catholic church to place Mary the mother of Jesus as their queen to sit beside God the Father the King. This was never God’s intention as Mary is not to be worshiped as a deity. She was just a servant of her Lord like we are to be. This is a very interesting history about the deceptive spirit of religion and one that every Christian should research on their own.

We read in Psalm 21:11, For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device which they are not able to perform.” This mischievous device is designed to take away God’s truth and replace it with a modern progressive worldview where society is controlled by a humanistic political and legal system. The part that sounds like the twilight zone is that anyone who speaks out against this evil agenda will be accused of being mentally ill, a rebel, and a threat and danger to society. Remember, the 3 Hebrews who would not bow down to the statue. We can definitely know this demonic strategy has been planning this takeover of our government and our legal system for a long time and we know the reason is that they hate God and are determined to eliminate Him. The coming war or Armageddon will be the final attempt to accomplish this. Thankfully, Jesus will come in the clouds with great glory and power and will destroy the armies of the world with His WORD! The creation of social acceptance and being politically correct were the forerunner to brainwashing the masses and many have already drank the poison. The humanistic robots see those who embrace the Christian faith, as the only standard of truth that separates them from living however they want without feeling guilty about it. I am a newspaper faith columnist and when I write about spiritual transformation, I will always have publications that ask to be removed from my weekly mail-out list. Why? It’s just like Christmas, the lost do not mind seeing a baby in a manger, but they do not want to hear that Jesus is the only true God who demands and judges. I know the Lord has a remnant of overcoming warriors that will endure until the end and we need to decide here and now (today) whether we are going to be a part of the Lord’s end-time army or are we going to compromise and blend in with the masses? What you are willing to walk away from will determine what God can bring you into.

The line is being drawn and of course the Almighty already knows our heart, but the commitment of choosing is a witness and testimony which declares to everyone which side we are on. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live” Deuteronomy 30:19. I pray that everyone who is reading this has already determined and made the holy vow to serve and follow Jesus even if it will require our life. When we talk about pledging our allegiance, we should be careful to worship and serve God only. The environment we are living in this hour is not a war game or just a bump in the road, the gates of evil have been opened and the enemy is searching for God’s remnant for the purpose of destroying us. The evil spirits and the demon possessed people of the earth are seeking those who are filled with the light and love of God with the intention of silencing them. The censorship of God’s message will continue to increase as the Constitution is thrown into the garbage. The deceived masses have literally invited Satan to take over our country and as Jesus cried from the cross, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” We are called to love the spirit of the person and pray for their salvation. I cannot overemphasize the danger of persecution for those who are standing strong for God’s truth. Matthew 24:13 says, “He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Many are saying this means physical death, but I am convinced this can also mean our eternal salvation. The key word here is endure and it means, “To continue in the same state, to remain firm under suffering or misfortune without yielding, to undergo especially without giving in.” It’s clear that saving our physical life is not the most important goal and we can know that many will deny Jesus because they are afraid of dying. The true test of our love and trust in Christ as our Lord is to stay strong in our faith as we endure suffering and to be willing to surrender our life if we need to. Individuals who are living in a state of spiritual lukewarmness will not have the courage to stand which is why our relationship with Christ needs to be developed now. We must walk away from the darkness before we can embrace and understand God’s light. God declares in II Corinthians 6:16-17, And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said, I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore, come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.”

According to God’s Word, many today are under the influence of a strong delusion. They blindly accept a new world order and have become hardened by sin and rebellion. Listen to II Thessalonians 2:9-12, The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore, God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” I will be honest, I am heartbroken that many of my friends and family members see God and His followers as the enemy and have refused to receive God’s truth. Could anything be more serious? Many individuals do not have a personal relationship with Jesus and are are in serious danger of losing their soul. This is why we must ask God to give us divine appointments to share His Word with others before it is too late. For those who receive information from the mainstream media, they are absorbing lies into their conscience and it is blinding them from knowing truth. Deliberate selectivity and manipulation distinguishes propaganda from education as the latter presents various sides of an issue. Distorted propaganda only presents a one sided politically correct biased view and through mind control is exactly how the anti-Christ will gain the support and be accepted as the leader of the world.

The longer a person goes without accepting God, the more difficult it is to repent and surrender their will. This is why it is much easier to train a child and lead them into the Lord at a young age, for when they are old it is very unlikely they will change. Those who refuse to yield and surrender their will to God are risking the chance of being given a strong delusion from God and this means they will most likely never repent or be born again. We are redeemed when God’s grace opens our eyes and are drawn to Him through the Holy Spirit, however it’s the Lord who decides when His doors of grace are open and when they are closed. The huge danger is when anyone’s eyes and ears are blocked by the Lord, their chances of covenant salvation are gone. When concrete is first poured, it is very pliable and easy to shape, but when it is dry, it can no longer be changed unless it is broken and ground to powder. The water of God’s Spirit can be added and the individual can become a new creation in Christ Jesus. Deathbed confessions can happen but are more rare than we realize. Just wanting to go to heaven is not salvation. The thief on the cross was given the opportunity to recognize that Jesus was who He said He was, and the man’s faith activated God’s salvation. The discussion about Paradise, Heaven, Hell, Hades, and all that will be for another time. Yes, God can break the heart of stone, but it is much better when the person is saved at a young age so they can serve the Lord all of their lives and not at the last second. With God’s sovereignty, just because He gives someone 10,000 chances to repent and cry out to Him, does not mean He is obligated to continue knocking on the door of their heart. Grace is a precious gift and is not to be trampled under our feet. It is beyond the imagination why God gave His beautiful love and holy grace at all. May the Lord continue to give us His wisdom and understanding.

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Published 2/13/21 – Part 7

EVERYTHING WAS NOT ALRIGHT

When we look around and see what kind of world we are living in today, it’s now common to hear, “how did the world change so fast?” or “the world has completely changed in my lifetime.” These questions and statements may confound us but the answer is obvious. The Christian world went to sleep about 70 years-ago and forgot they were in a war. We just assumed that everything would be alright…we were wrong. There is not one place in God’s word where He declares that we can take off our spiritual armor, let down our guard, and spend the summer in Florida vacationing. The idea of church being a place where five percent of the congregation are doing all the work while the ninety-five percent are willing to let them – is wrong. It reminds me of going to a musical concert where a few people are on stage and the entire audience is there to judge and be entertained. This spectator mentality was never God’s intention for His church and it’s obvious the attractive yet cunning spirit of religion was launched by Satan the great impostor, and human carnality gladly embraced it.

I remember 40 years ago; we had come out of a traditional church and was searching for more spiritual understanding. I was raised where the salvation message was taught every service and an invitation was always given at the closing of each meeting. There is nothing wrong with this and I believe it’s a good practice however, I still had a lot of questions about the spiritual gifts, physical healing, and spiritual authority. I had always been given answers that gifts and miracles had passed away, healing was not something anyone understood, and God has all spiritual authority. I thought there was more to this and set out on an adventure to learn and I’m still learning. With being a part of different church groups throughout the years, I’ve noticed the world changes as the older generations pass away and the new generations step into leadership. The new wave of children always believe they have a better way of doing things in the name of progress. Nevertheless, I still commend communities like the Amish for trying to preserve the integrity of their faith and I’m sure they are being tested more now than ever. They refuse to let go of the principles they were taught even though most of the world believes they have lost their mind. An interesting note is they allow the younger ones to leave their colonies and live in the outside world if they choose and then are given the opportunity to decide which world they want to live in. This is in contrast to the modern church which felt pressure to compromise with the younger generations in order to make them feel like they had a voice in the direction of the congregation. The subtle and dangerous problem is that many of the younger folk, especially those who attended secular universities, were told that sin is an old fashioned opinion and they were persuaded to adopt a liberal progressive attitude that secretly contains a deadly poison. Spiritual discernment was thrown out the back door as the emphasis on professionalism, correctness, and educational integrity became more important than what the Bible and God was saying. Many churches that held firm to sanctification and holiness saw their numbers diminish while the seeker friendly movement who embraced humanism saw growth and financial gain. I’ve laid a brief foundation as we continue.

One of the most common explanations why our government and legal system has become controlled by evil is how the human conscience which is not governed by Christ is susceptible to demonic influence. As politicians climb the ladder to gain more authority, the devil begins to target these individuals in order to control and manipulate them for his agenda. Satan understands that kingdoms and governments develop laws which allows them to rule over the people and if he can control these systems, he can force the masses to obey his agenda. The average (uninformed voter) church person has never really taken the time to think about the seriousness of our government concerning spiritual warfare. People whine and cry when they watch the news instead of fasting and interceding against the principalities and powers of spiritual darkness. Many politicians eventually become like hand puppets where you watch their actions but do not consider the unseen hand that is controlling them.

This is where another reality must be included and that is the traditional church allowed the government to become the monster it is. So brother, how could the church stop the government? Well, did pastors instruct their congregations on who to vote for? Why not? Did congregations go to their state capitols and protest against laws that are contrary to God’s truth? Why not? Did they flood their congressmen and senators with letters demanding that their voice be heard? The gays and pro-abortion people have been doing it for years – and it worked. This is one area the church failed as they were singing about going to heaven while the nation was going to hell. Sunday morning services should be power point presentations showing what each candidate believes about every issue. God’s people can be a powerful force in our society but they choose to ignore what is really important in life. Christians should only vote for candidates who love God, follow His word, and have vowed to never compromise their faith or sell their soul to the swamp. How many Christian church members have voted for liberal candidates because they liked the way they spoke or thought they looked nice? Uninformed voters are worse than not voting at all. Many have agreed that John Kennedy became president because women thought he was handsome. And then we have politicians who win elections and when they get to Washington, they sell out to lobbyist who pay them to decide laws that are contrary to what the voters wanted. And worst of all, now we have learned that it does not matter who you vote for as the elections can be stolen by those who control the counting. Again, what is keeping every Christian from protesting at their state capitol to demand for a new voting system?

I read a newspaper column recently (from a Christian) who said a Christian should not be involved with politics at all. Really? This means that no Christian should ever run for office and no Christian should ever vote. And yet these are the people who sit around and complain about how the government is so evil. Instead of church leaders instructing Christians how to be wise in their voting, they became scared of offending the liberals who were well respected members of their congregations. So the pastors decided that being neutral caused less strife, was more profitable, and called for less courage. As a result of churches ignoring the Holy Spirit and bowing down to the evil spirit of religion, our tax money is used to openly slaughter innocent babies, our public education system teaches that being gay and transgender is normal, to erase history and replace it with lies, to be controlled by China, and for the constitutional right of free speech to be eliminated along with the Christian ideology to be censored. There are many who call themselves a follower of Jesus Christ and yet proudly voted for all of this and much more. Really? An important fact we need to comprehend is that just because someone believes they are a Christian, this does not mean they are. Remember the Pharisees were recognized as the most religious people in the world and Jesus said they did not know God at all. Let’s just say that what we thought was the church was not really the church. What do you mean?

When most people refer to the church, they are speaking of all Christian denominations and Catholics around the world and this includes Mormons, Jehovah witnesses and many other groups. With nearly eight billion people on the planet, there is said to be three billion who identify with being a Christian in some way. However, we must come to the realization that everyone who attends church or has their name on a membership list is not born-again. This means that generally speaking, churches are filled with impostors who seem to be genuine but they are not. For example, when a thousand people are sitting in a sanctuary they all look the same and if you ask if they are a Christian they will all say yes. Only God knows the heart. The parable of the wheat and tares explains how that it’s difficult to tell the real disciple of Christ from those who are being deceived at just a glance. The wheat and tares look the same and can only be recognized when examining carefully. At the judgement, God will identify His people from those who were playing a game. Remember the parable found in Matthew 13:24-30 where Jesus explains where the tares come from and how they will negatively affect the Christian faith. “He put another parable before them, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also.’ And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, ‘Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”

They say that one way to detect a tare weed from wheat is that tares grow straight and proud, while the wheat stalk bends or bows. Interesting. We can discern and judge a person by their fruits as we watch their actions and listen to their words and the Lord will reveal how we are to deal with these situations. It would be amazing if three billion people were walking in the blood covenant relationship with the Almighty and filled with His Holy Spirit as I believe the world would look completely different. Sadly, we realize this is not true. The world hates Jesus and His teachings and He warned us that if we love and serve Him the world will also hate us and want to persecute us. We are reminded in Matthew 7:13-14 that within the vast amount of people on the earth, only a very FEW are actually the legitimate children God. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.”

There is another teaching the Lord spoke of concerning the abnormal multitudes of those who claim to be His followers. It’s easy to be religious but it will cost us everything to be spiritual. And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?” It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: But when it is sown, it grows up, and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it” Matthew 4:30-32. Notice the seed of the mustard plant is tiny and mustard bushes are small; they do not normally grow into trees where birds can nest in. This parable is a warning of what happens to churches that do not adhere strictly to the Word of God and welcome the spirit of the world to come in. The number of people which attend these meetings does not necessarily mean they have an intention to sincerely live for God. People go to church for numerous reasons and those who are faking are much more comfortable in fake churches. The Parable of the Sower is found in the same chapter, (Matthew 13:4-9) and identifies the fowls who devour the seed along the roadside as the evil ones. These are the hardhearted deceivers who disguise themselves as believers but are held captive with evil spirits and who hinder the churches. These people hear the Word of God, but never really believe. Idioms in the Bible are consistent and now we find these fowls again in verse 32. The mustard seeds begin in faith and are pure and then it becomes distorted and grows into something it was never meant to be. A true follower of Christ who abandons their will and the control of the world system is actually very precious and rare among the throngs or religious impostors. Whenever we see an unusually large religious gathering, we should be discerning if the people are there for the right reasons and if the gospel is being presented. The parable of the leaven is also explained in verse 33 as how powerful a small amount can affect the whole. When demons enter into the midst of God’s people through false teaching and the compromise with carnality, it does not take to corrupt the entire assembly.

The great division has always been good versus evil, even in the days of Noah and the times of Sodom, Satan has been successful in turning the hearts of people against God. The depraved, fallen nature that we are born with gives the devil a tremendous advantage when it comes to negative influence and deceptive persuasion. Today, he is using humanism to brainwash those who believe they are more intelligent than the common person or even God Himself. This philosophy reminds us of what Satan thought about himself right before he was banished from heaven. It is arrogance to shake a fist at God and declare that I can rule the world better than you, and yet this is exactly what we are seeing in our legal system, our government, and the entire world. You are right; the church has been a light to a world of darkness but it is becoming less bright and less effective. A remnant is a smaller section of a larger representation and it will be these overcomers who will endure no matter what happens. I believe the question being asked by Jesus in this hour is, “who will forsake everything (including their will) in order to follow me?” When persecution comes and the heat is turned up, sadly we will see many more churches and Christians fall away into compromise and fear. As the world continues to turn upside down, we are witnessing a revolution which intends to establish evil as being good and good as evil. History is repeating itself as the German theologian during Hitler’s time, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, declared, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil.” God will not hold those who cower in fear guiltless. Choosing not to speak is actually saying much and agreeing not to act is to act more than we could ever dream. We will continue to see denominations split over social issues because the liberal members demand the rights to do whatever they want no matter what God says. Church leaders will need to make up their mind whether to stand for God and be fired or play the game for a pay check. Go along to get along is the common church strategy for the future as entertainment rather than enlightenment is the popular message.

I have watched the Mike Lindell video, “Absolute Proof” and it does clearly prove the election was stolen. According to the experts, the voting machines were connected to the internet and the data was sent to foreign countries where it was changed and sent back. It’s so strange to hear the Democrats say that all these computer scientists who have spent their entire lives in this field are insane. Why don’t the liberal voters watch it for themselves? This voting fraud is the most devastating criminal act in the history of the United States and no one is going to do anything about it? My question continues to be, is God going to step in and not allow them to get away with this? We know this administration is cursed because God did not put them in office. They stole the election with the help of Satan as the devil does not want America to do well. He has come to steal, kill, and destroy and this is exactly what he has planned for the country and the world. There are several videos out about Kamala Harris, and with her being the most liberal person in our government, I shudder to think how this person could very soon be the president. Will she be used to bring down America, allow China to take over, and usher in the anti-Christ and the tribulation? I am hoping that God will do something to remove these people, but if He does not, maybe He is using them to fulfill His plans. We are waiting and praying in faith, but we are not seeing anything that would give us hope that all of this is going to be changed. Could it be that God is moving ahead with His plans for the end of the age? Is there a time when the prayers of the saints cannot change God’s agenda? I’m not giving up, but just trying to hear from the Lord because I do not want to pray against His will. I know the Christian message is under attack and if things keep going in the current direction; public communication will be legally restricted and monitored according to what is socially acceptable to the new world order. These new laws could also apply to what is said in the churches and Christian gatherings and reminds me of communist China where the remnant may have to meet secretly in houses.

Yes, we are witnessing the open attack on free speech today as evidently our current government has thrown the Constitution in the garbage. And yes, persecution is here, but we must press forward in faith as we declare to endure and stand for Jesus unto the end. The enemy cannot steal the believers spiritual authority! The only way the devil can get a foothold in our life is if we give him access. It is the joy of the Lord that is our strength and no matter what happens in this corrupt world, nothing can stop us from God’s love! Amen!

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Part 6 – Published 2/6/21

FREE SPEECH IS NOT FREE

I was thinking and praying the other night after I went to bed and was trying to compare what has happened in this election (so far) with something more simple and understandable.

I thought of an analogy involving a championship football game which comes down to 2 teams investing much hard work all season to see who would emerge as the best team in the state. Both teams, (let’s call them the Patriots and the Steelers) are on the field warming up and the anticipation is like electricity in the stands and for those watching on television. Back in the locker rooms the water boys are preparing the sports drinks for their respective teams, when a young man walks into the Patriots side and offers the water boy (let’s call him Mike) $1000.00 cash to step outside for just a few minutes and allow him access to these drinks. Mike takes the money and steps outside while the stranger opens each of 18 plastic bottles and adds a large dose of liquid laxative to all of them. He winks at Mike as he quietly slips away. Mike runs the drinks to the side lines as the game is getting ready to begin and offers a last gulp to those getting ready to run out on the field. Throughout the first quarter, the Patriot starters are squirting the drinks into their mouths as the game is very intense. As the first half comes to a close, the score is Patriots 17 and the Steelers 3, however there are a few complaints coming from the Patriot players of stomach discomfort.

Late in the second quarter the starters are acting sluggish and several of them ask to be taken out of the game. The coach looks at the bench and begins to call upon the lesser talented players to go up against much stronger and faster athletes. It does not take long to see a startling difference in the game and the score as the halftime score is the Steelers 24 the Patriots 17. After an agonizing third quarter, the score is now 38 to 17. The coach of the Patriots is believing a plague of Egypt has fallen upon his team but there is nothing he can do about it. He wonders if maybe the pre-game meal might have been infected with salmonella, maybe the lettuce, the onions, maybe spoiled mayonnaise? Nonetheless, the game continues and it keeps growing worse for the Patriots. The final score is 55 to 17 and all the Steeler players are laughing and running around the field rejoicing. They are all huge smiles as they pose for a picture with the huge State trophy and then the star players are being interviewed after what is said to be a fantastic win. On the other side, the Patriots are not only depressed and heart-broken, but many are physically sick with nausea and diarrhea. All the Patriot coaches can do is force a smile as they congratulate the Steeler coaches and players.

The next day, the head Patriot coach is still trying to think of anything that could have caused his teams stomach problems. He did not want to seem like a cry baby to the media, but he knows he had a strong and talented group of men and that if his players had been at full strength they could have won the game. Then suddenly, it dawns on him that maybe it was the sports drink that everyone was guzzling. “Hmmm…I had a person that was in charge of this, I will ask him if he has any ideas.” He calls Mike and wants to know if there was anything strange about the drinks, and the boy says not that he can think of. (Mike was never told by the stranger exactly what was going on, but it was obvious when the game began there was definitely foul play). Of course, Mike does not want to expose his guilt in the matter and look like a traitor to the world. So, the coach has an idea to secretly take several of the bottles to a lab to see if there is anything that could have cause the problem and pays for the testing himself. The test are conclusive as all the bottles contained high amounts of laxative. What does he do? Does he just forget about it or try to take it to court? Does he go through all the hatred and death threats from those who will scream he is lying? He also knows that half the people in his sate will accuse him of putting the laxative in the bottles and blaming the other side. The only way it could be proven is if Mike would stand up and tell the entire story. And even if Mike would do this and the authorities actually found the person who poured laxative in the bottles, what will be done about the championship? Is the trophy taken away from the Steelers and given to the Patriots?

Some will say, yes, but it has NOT been proven there was enough fraud to overturn the election. Yes, the mainstream media is saying this, but the computer experts are saying the opposite. I am not a prophet even though I do speak God’s word and relay what I believe are His thoughts. I pray that I can hear His voice and know His plans and I desire to have His mind. I listen to many who claim to walk with God and to know His voice. I hear them say that God clearly speaks to them as they relay their visions and dreams. And then, I am being overwhelmed about the presidential election being stolen by the legal investigators and they say without a doubt it is proven the election was filled with fraud and was manipulated by the opposing party who wanted control of this country so they could carry out their agenda. The prophets have joined in and said that God would expose the corruption and that He will step in and turn everything upside down in order to save the nation. They declare that God has heard the prayers of His people and is going to act on their behalf. Just as God becomes furious anytime someone steals anything, that He is not going to allow this theft of a country that was established in His name. In God We Trust is a nation that has been a light to the world and it is being said that He wants to preserve it for His glory. The sea of voices are divided with half saying they want to move on with a progressive liberal society and the other half are saying they want to live in God’s peace with a conservative environment. With Biden being inaugurated, many are saying that God has decided what He wants or at least what He will allow. If God proves the election was a fraud and uses whatever means He sees fit to take away the authority of this administration and give it back to the party who actually won, we will know that God stepped in. If nothing changes and all of these accusations are allowed to be refused and rejected as foolishness, we will know that God is saying let’s proceed and for us to move forward. It’s His world, we are just living in it.

Of all the things that have been covered up in this nation through the years, many are believing this can be added to the list. I believe this election was one of the most important events in the history of our country as the nation stands in a crossroad, however if God does not want to reveal the truth, it will stay hidden. For example, we have heard about the attempted siege of our government that happened on January 20. First let me say the only people who really know what happened are those who were roaming the hallways of the White House. I was not running down the halls and neither were you. We have heard everything under the sun and to be honest I can hardly believe any of it. Why? Because the media lies. We first heard these were 10 or so antifa and Black lives matter members and Trump supporters joined in. And then later we noticed the group was only referred to as Trump crazies. We heard they were unarmed and then it was reported they were armed. No one said if this group fired any shots, however it was reported that a security officer shot and killed an unarmed female who was a republican. Who was the officer who shot her or did a member of Antifa kill her? If a Capitol police officer did kill her, why was not a taser used instead? Seriously? If law enforcement had killed a protester last summer for pulling down a Federal statue, the liberals would have went insane and the officer would have been charged with murder. Speaking of those who were involved, will there ever be a list of every person that has now been arrested that was a part of this so-called “insurrection?” Maybe the reason why we will never see this, is because it is a selective list where some individuals will not be identified and others will be. We recall that during the protest this past summer that Antifa and Black Lives Matter members were being released after being arrested with no charges filed or a record of any crime. Why? Because the states believed they had a right to violently riot. What else could it have been? May be the rioters were being paid by the Democrats to destroy the country in order to make president Trump look bad and negatively impact the stock market. If not, who paid them?

Allow me to ask a few more questions: Number one: With hundreds of thousands of conservatives gathered to hear Trump give a speech, you would guarantee the White House would be surrounded by armed military guards and have 5 times the normal amount of security on the inside of the building especially since the electoral hearings were being held. In reality, no one should have been able to have come within 100 feet of the entrances. However, the answer is evidently not. We are supposed to believe a handful of unarmed civilians walked up to the White House, opened the door and walked in without any resistance at all…really? They allegedly roamed the halls and actually went into the chambers of the House of Representatives, stole laptops, and walked out without being arrested. Hmm…I will never believe this. Where was the military that would have been armed and would have demanded for each person to lie on the floor and each person would have been arrested.

Number 2: Who told the armed military to move away from the doors and leave the area? Who unlocked the doors? How did the Antifa people know the doors were unlocked? Who told the majority of the Capitol police inside the building to “go to lunch?” Is this a coincidence these people walked in while everyone was taking a nap? There are pictures of congress people in the chambers hiding behind desk and yet no one called for the military or police to arrest these people?” These people waving flags were allowed to just walk out of the building before anyone could stop them? Why was the Capitol not completely surrounded with troops in 2 minutes? How could this be? The only way this could happen is if was planned and staged. It’s no secret that Antifa is paid to disrupt protest everywhere they go and we must ask if this another agenda to make president Trump appear to call for an insurrection of our government? It seems the cameras were ready to capture the footage before the military was ready to capture the accused. Wake up and smell the coffee. This was another nail in the coffin for Trump and was designed to make the American people angry at him. So many people were upset and thought that he was the one behind it. Why should we be surprised as this was done to him for his entire term and they never found him guilty of anything. I’m not saying he is perfect, but in the accusations of collusion and the attempt to impeach, he was found not guilty. I’ve listened to Trumps speech a couple of times and he does not mention for anyone to be violent or to use force of any kind. This would have been insane on his part. The crowd was showing their support and were simply exercising their constitutional rights to gather together. I know people who were there that day and it was clear that no one did anything wrong. Now they are trying to impeach him for this. It’s impossible. It would have to be proven that he planned and instructed these people to “overthrow” the government. (?)

Number 3: So let me get this straight. Even though the liberals nor the media criticized the violent protesting over an entire summer of burning and destroying private businesses and police stations, breaking out store front windows and stealing all the merchandise, defacing and destroying state and government property, seizing control of government buildings and sections of cities, and injuring many police officers, yet the media now has suddenly awakened and flooded the news about a dozen civilians who nearly killed all the Senators and Representatives in the White House and almost took control of the entire United States government…really? We must look very closely at two things. Either the security at the White House is equal to the security at Walmart, or this was another one of the governments long list of mysterious under-the-table deceptions. Conspiracy theories you might say? I’m sure there are a mixture of fairy tales, half-truths, and evil corruption in many events involving our government, but I also believe the old saying is true that a lot of times where there is smoke, there is fire. Alright, if it’s that easy to walk into the White House and steal classified information from the desk of our highest leaders, let’s try to send 10 unarmed civilians to Russia and China and allow them to walk into their Capitol and take over their government. If this is not becoming clear, you need to clean your glasses. In reality, no one would have been able to do this even with 200 armed special operation forces. For heaven’s sakes, even the expendables and the Con-air group could not have made it past the front steps! If it was this easy, every terrorist group in the world would have already done it. This story wreaks of lies. The real question is will we ever know the whole truth? Everyone is entitled to freedom of thought and speech and that includes me. For example, look at all the books, college courses, and political movements endorsing communism. Is the government now saying that all speech is tolerable except for those who do not agree with the mainstream media? Sounds like dictatorship.

We know that God allows the people in this nation to vote for whoever they want and these elected officials are given the power to rule. Because of His gift of free will and the liberties contained within our Democracy, we should peacefully agree to live however the majority chooses. Personally I appreciate the opportunity to live in a country where we can say what we believe without being persecuted or censored. However, the fact that all conservative voices are now being monitored and rejected is clear evidence that the powers in authority are wanting to silence the truth. The current government is saying there needs to be restrictions of free speech even though this is a violation of our rights. This is another confirmation that the enemy has found another way to steal, kill, and destroy. The conservatives have as much right to question this election as the liberals questioned the 2016 election. As Nancy Plosive tweeted in 2017 that the election had been “hijacked” by Donald Trump and the government spent most of his term trying to prove it, we also must never submit to the results until we know without a doubt it was fair. We must believe today as it was in all the other stories and examples in the Bible, that God listens to His people and will respond in His way and in His time. There are so many things going on behind the scenes and He is asking that we not turn away from Him and become angry and discouraged. We do not know His plans, but we trust Him and believe He will bring His perfect justice either now or later.

Norman Mattoon Thomas was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. He is quoted here in a speech from 1944. “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of “liberalism” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist agenda until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. I no longer need to run as a presidential candidate for the socialist party, the Democratic party has adopted our platform.” God knows the intentions of the wicked and is not surprised in the least with their scheming and planning in their secret chambers. He hears their secret ideas and schemes (on both sides), but He is also not controlled by them. He allows certain things and also stops the evil when He chooses as everything is associated with His glory. Why did He not stop the holocaust? Why did He not prevent Pearl Harbor or the World Trade Center tragedy? We do not know but He does. He knows the Antichrist is coming and what he will do, but again, it is a part of God’s plan. We also know the tribulation is coming and the war of Armageddon are both prophesied to be on the horizon, but we must know that whatever happens in the future is a part of HIS will. John MacArthur is quoted as saying, “If Jesus, the sinless and perfect Son of God, limited Himself to speaking nothing during His incarnation except the truth He received from His Father, how much more should those who have been called into ministry speak only on the authority of divine scripture.” Trying to find truth within our government is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Let us keep our eyes focused on Jesus and keep asking Him in faith to reveal the revelation of His Word to our heart and mind.

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Part 5 – 1/30/21

JUDGMENT NOW OR JUDGMENT LATER?

It’s no secret that our nation is divided in half, and a new administration is not the answer to our healing. We cannot continue forward until the fraud is either proven to be true or proven that it is a lie. It is not acceptable to say there is no fraud when so many people have proof there was. With all the hatred, vicious attacks and accusations the last four years it is not a secret the liberals hated the president and wanted the conservatives out of office and were willing to do whatever it took to do it. The message has now gone from “stop the steal” to “God please reveal” and Christians are waiting on HIS decision. This is way too powerful for humans to fight against because the global authorities that are protecting this corruption are NOT going to be exposed. Only God has the power to stop this train and if God wants to intervene and reveal what really happened, we are ready to see it. HOWEVER, if He chooses to keep pressing forward, then we must accept His decision and keep our eyes focused on Him.

There are many names for these two groups who have very different views about life, and I’m beginning to see that the old titles do not properly identify these camps anymore. Maybe it would be more accurate to say the liberal group does not base their cultural and social ideas on what God says. Granted, some may believe their Biblical interpretations are correct while others in this group do not care what God thinks at all. The other camp which are commonly referred to as conservative and many of these claim to be followers of Christ, have a desire to live in a country where their interpretations of God’s desires are established as truth. What are God’s desires? That everyone would BELIEVE in Him! The two groups are actually the BELIEVERS and the UNBELIEVERS which means this war is definitely spiritual. It is not just a political conflict; it is a battle of good verse evil. Those who are Christians have the Holy Spirit to guide them into God’s will. Yes, this is difficult and many times we fail, but God is absolute truth and He teaches and leads His children into His truth. The unbeliever, whether they are religious or not, refuses to ask God about anything because they have not been purchased by the blood of Jesus and are not redeemed and have not been born-again. They are still operating in the old spirit and the carnal emotions and an unrenewed mind. At least this allows us to somewhat see WHY there are such aggressive oppositions in our worldviews.

HUMANISM says that man is the center of life – not God.

SECULARISM says that God must be removed from all public life.

PLURALISM declares there are many gods and many ways to God.

As a Christian conservative who studies the Bible and who declares God’s Word to many people every day, I do not apologize to say that our government, our public education system, and our mainstream media has taken control of our nation in the unholy trinity of these three evils. There is no remedy for human brainwashing, it is a matter of spiritual oppression and possession. We cannot argue and convince someone to change their mind about something. The Holy Spirit convicts and we have a choice to respond or reject. Freewill allows each person to decide which voices they will embrace and which building materials they will use to build their worldviews. Likewise, we will also answer to God which type of house we built and which foundation (the sand or the rock) we built it on. The sand is our human strength and intelligence – the rock is trusting God and His ways. Again, God does not contradict Himself by saying we can interpret His truth however we want or that His truth is relative to every individual according to how they believe or how they feel. His two-edged sword separates right from wrong and those who are saved and filled with His Spirit are invited to seek His face and to ask Him to lead them into His truth – and He will.

In this election, the conservatives have been begging God to please prevent the liberals from gaining control of the nation because they do not want to be ruled by a philosophy that is contrary to what they believe. Of course, the other side feels the same way, so there you have it. If Biden had clearly won on November 4th, the conservatives would carry on as usual just like they did when Obama was elected. No burning, rioting, or killing, but accepting the majority rules. However, the major difference in this election is that MANY experts are saying this was not a fair election, and it was stolen. It’s one thing to lose an election from the consequences of the majority’s decision, but it’s completely different if there is evidence that votes were changed. WHY are people being accused of being crazy for wanting to know if the election was hijacked?

I have been listening carefully every day to this information for months and there are amazing presentations from the most respected computer data scientist in the world. I have heard some very compelling testimonies from those who have analyzed the hard drive footprints of these Dominion machines and they can show exactly what happened throughout the process. This is not including hundreds of individuals who have signed affidavits and were eye witnesses that are ready to testify about blatant voter fraud. We have heard everything from the counting stopping in the middle of the night in order to tamper with the machines and the ballots, data cards that were inserted and used to dump or transfer large quantities of votes into the machines, the same ballots being used over and over, accepting ballots from those who are deceased or in mental institutions, people voting without identification, ballots that were not counted and destroyed, just to name a few. Are all these people lying? These are small infractions compared to the claim that computers were hacked by Cyber terrorist and the information was manipulated through the internet. Were the machines connected to the internet? Supposedly there are what is called algorithms within certain software which allows the controller to set the system for a particular person to a certain percentage. For example, if two people are running in a political race, the software can be set to give one candidate a higher percentage of each vote. Instead of each candidate receiving 100 percent of their own vote, they might only receive 40% of EVERY vote while the opposition receives 60%. This would ensure that after every vote is counted the designated person would definitely win no matter how many people actually voted for them. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

There is an extensive effort being made in Pennsylvania right now to hold a hearing with the state legislature and allow this type of evidence to be presented. Attorney Matthew Deperno has been working on the case and his team are basing their conclusions on forensic evidence and science not just guessing or speculation. This is a quote from the Allied Securities Operations Group, Allied Securities Operations Group claims in a report that Dominion is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results and had an error rate of 68%.” The intention is to prove that hundreds of thousands of votes were changed and ultimately seeking an agreement to decertify the results of the election. By the way, Deperno said that 28 states had used the Dominion machines. There is also another huge court hearing going on in Arizona where forensic data expert Lyle Rapacki and Representative Sonny Borrelli are leading the way to present this same type of evidence. They know they have the proof because they have been given the opportunity to know how the machine functioned and have a record of how the machine processed the votes. How much more evidence could possibly be needed to prove fraud? The problem is to find an honest person that is interested in standing up for what is right. If you were a democrat judge and someone was trying to show you evidence that your party did not actually win the election, would you be interested in agreeing with the evidence? Or would you just dismiss it? Of course, let me say again, you and I do not really know anything about this software or how computers can be manipulated to change results. We can only listen to what these experts say who have been doing this all of their lives. They have the credentials and are highly respected in their field and are willing to place their integrity on the line. Will they be heard? The Democrats say these silly people do not have a clue what they are talking about and there are no errors in the final count. Someone is lying. Who will prevail?

In the United States, solicitation is the name of a crime, an undeveloped offense that consists of a person offering money or inducing another to commit a crime with the specific intent that the person solicited commit the crime. Treason is the crime of attacking a state authority to which one owes allegiance. This typically includes acts such as participating in a war against one’s native country, attempting to overthrow its government, spying on its military, its diplomats, or its secret services for a hostile and foreign power, or attempting to assassinate its head of state. A person who commits treason is known in law as a traitor. Military tribunals also, generally speaking, do not assert jurisdiction over people who are acknowledged to be civilians who are alleged to have broken civil or criminal laws. However, military tribunals are sometimes used to try individuals not affiliated with a particular state’s military who are nonetheless accused of being combatants and acting in violation of the laws of war.

It has been said that all of this voter fraud has all been paid for by the elite wealthy supporters of the liberal agenda and there is strong evidence of this being true. Many who voted for the Democratic ticket are laughing as they believe either the fraud is a joke OR they are in on the deception and believe that no one can catch them. We know according to God’s Word that no one gets away with anything. I know many times it seems like they do in this life, but one day they will have to face God. With all the evidence we have seen and trusting those who say there is proof the president actually won in a landslide, we must not accept this is over until we get to the bottom of it. What’s wrong with that? How can we just ignore one of the greatest crimes and acts of treason in the history of our nation? The Democrats are the poster child for screaming that elections can be stolen! Since the election many people of integrity have been trying to uncover this crime and there are many Godly men and woman that have risked their ministries and their reputations and are completely convinced they have heard God say this election was hijacked. I realize in the natural this seems impossible as the new president is already inaugurated and signing new policies right and left. Does this mean that God is going to just let it go? In the last few days I have been leaning on the idea that if God did not intervene before the new administration was sworn in, that it would be too late to change the situation. However, I was wrong. God does NOT follow or abide by man’s calendar. God does not obey the plans and dates of the human agenda. He has His own timeline and pays no attention to what the world’s system declares. If He wants to change something, there is nothing or no one who can stop Him.

Many are asking where do we go now from here and I believe that is a good question. I am not saying that God is not going to expose the deception and prove to the world that the election is one of the worst crimes in the history of our nation. However, without being negative, I’m just wondering how we would respond if He says no? I’ve been praying and believing that He was the one who established this country and that He would protect and preserve it. We see that God chose Israel to be His chosen people and I do not believe it would be wrong to say that America chose God to be their Master. We can read the founding documents and see that freedom to worship and reverence to the Almighty was on the minds of these leaders. To be honest, at this stage of the situation it is too early to make judgments about whether this is going to blow over, or blow up. According to many trustworthy people, the amount of evidence that proves this election was hacked to the tune of hundreds of thousands if not millions of votes is something that needs to be presented to the Supreme Court and to the American people. The problem within the natural realm is the Democratic courts nor the liberal media will touch it, which is why we need God to bring in His supernatural power. I am still standing firm that He will. This is not a small matter but rather the future of the United States of America is at stake.

In my sleep the other night I kept hearing, “The plans of the wicked will not prosper.” When I arose I went to the computer to see where that came from. Ecclesiastes 8:13 says, “The wicked will not prosper, for they do not fear God. Their days will never grow long like the evening shadows.” When we consider that many are convinced this election is a total fraud and evidently has been carefully planned for years, we feel like someone has stolen our freedom to choose who leads our government and the sad assumption of how there will never be another fair election from here on. The widespread acceptance and agreement with this atrocity has been overwhelming to say the least. To think that judges, court systems, panels, the media, state legislatures and senates, governors, mayors, congress, democrats and republicans, and even the supreme court would not speak out against this deed allows us to see that many very powerful people were pleased that this plan worked and are strongly determined to help it succeed. Hollywood, the entertainment industry, the large corporations, big tech and the 5 largest mainstream media powers which control 90% of all media have united together to make sure this fraud was successful. An amazing example of the new order that is coming can be seen with the show of force during the inauguration of 30 thousand troops supposedly protecting the White House against the Trump followers who were called deplorables and are now referred to insurrectionist. However no troops were wanted when cities were being burned, people were being injured, widespread theft, and billions of dollars of destruction were being done by criminals. The right believes that everyone who is violent should be prosecuted, and the left believe that liberals who are violent are simply expressing their justified frustration.

The love of country has now been replaced with loving the global community. Does this not reveal that the tribulation and the anti-Christ are closer than we thought? I’m holding on but it would be easy to fall into the pit of hopelessness and lose faith and declare that all is lost. I’m reminded that when the children of Israel came to the Red Sea, they were devastated. Can you imagine how depressed they were standing there staring at that water? Did they know what God was going to do? No. Do we know how God is going to intervene into our situation? No. So much corruption and evil has been hidden in our history but God has seen everything. We read in Luke 12:2-3, “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.” My brothers and sisters, we know there has been many things concealed and hidden from the light that would make us nauseated if we knew it. We have only scratched the surface when it comes to the deception of our government. We must keep praying and staying focused on the Lord and His perfect justice. I sense the Holy Spirit saying that if we research God’s Word, we will find many times that God does not prevent someone from doing something, but rather will allow them to commit sin and then He brings judgment. In many cases, it is AFTER the sin has been committed that God pulls back the covers on what has been done and brings shame and disgrace to those who are guilty. We see this when Egypt held Israel in captivity and God told them to let His people go. They said NO and then the plagues began to fall on them. It seems that many times the Lord will give us just enough rope to hang ourselves.

Another instance was when Ananias and Sapphira were given the opportunity to repent for their deception. They had the choice to confess, but when they lied – they died. God has known about this evil plan to steal this election since it’s inception, however He did not stop it from happening. Why? Maybe He wanted them to go through with it so that He could prove they did it. What would be more devastating, being accused of attempting to steal the election or being convicted for treason? Now that the deed has been finalized, God has them exactly where He wants them and only needs to present the proof. Will He do it? I’m not prophesying or declaring what God is going to do with not just the election but ALL of the horrible sins that are happening in our government and our country in general, but I’m only saying they have crossed the line and are now vulnerable to being exposed if this is what God wants to do. If a person plans to rob a bank and is somehow caught before the crime is happened, they can still be convicted of conspiracy to commit a crime. However, to be caught AFTER the person has robbed the bank is much worse. We wait to see if God will judge them now or wait until later.

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Published 1-23-21

THOSE WHO ENDURE TO THE END SHALL BE SAVED

I’m learning to trust God. I know that He is in control, and nothing can happen unless He allows it to happen. This is a revelation of truth that can be absorbed deep into our conscience and used as a pillar within the foundation of absolute divine truth. I pray and ask God to help me grow and understand the depths of His infinite absolute truth. We cannot know God personally unless we are willing to follow Him in the deeper chambers of intimacy. This is where knowledge is interpreted, discernment is enhanced, and access to His wisdom is given. I’m learning that even when everyone else turns away, I will stand strong and not congratulate or agree with the enemy when I know what God has said. I must learn to set my face as flint and only listen to the Holy Spirit.

I have been asking the Lord Jesus to please speak to me in the night when I am sleeping. I believe we can ask God to speak to us in dreams and to give us His visions. I believe this is a good request and one that He is pleased to answer. Dreams and visions have always been a wonderful way to receive revelation truth as these are the times when we are quiet and still before Him. We have been invited to ask, knock, and seek the Lord’s truth and He encourages us to have confidence that He will give, open, and respond to us. Since the election, I have been troubled in my heart and the more I learn about what has happened the more astounded I have been. The treacherous evil that is being revealed has allowed us to see a glimpse of just how corrupt and dark the world has become. There has never been a more glaring spiritual wake-up call than what we have seen in the last several months.

I have listened to many voices and have been trying to filter them through the Holy Spirit. Sometimes it’s difficult to weigh truth in the balance because we are living in a mortal body with a fleshly mind. The opposition from our carnality, our emotions, and our human nature is relentless. The enemy of our soul is constantly whispering his lies in order to distort information and distract us from the presence of God. In the last couple of months our senses have been working overtime and for many they have probably not prayed this much in a long time. God’s Word is a spiritual reality that we can firmly hold on to as His promises are always an anchor for our soul. Following what was said in the beginning of this letter, let us add that God cannot fail. He has never made a mistake, has never been surprised, and has always been in total control. He is the creator of all things and nothing can be done without His approval. Listen to this Psalm chapter 37.

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. The wicked plots against the just, they snarl at them in defiance. The Lord shall laugh at him: for he knows that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation. Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholds the righteous. The Lord knows the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away. The wicked borrows, and has no intention to return: but the righteous shows mercy, and gives. For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delights in his way. Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord strengthens him with his hand. I have been young and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful and lends; and his seed is blessed. Depart from evil and do good; and dwell for evermore. For the Lord loves judgment and forsakes not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell therein for ever. The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue speaks of judgment. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. The wicked watch the righteous and seeks to slay him. The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea; I sought him, but he could not be found. Mark the perfect man and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off. But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.”

We know that Biblical truth is the lamp unto our feet and the light unto our path, but when we talk about absorbing information from the media, we must stop and consider that most of what we base our views on is what we have heard someone else say. When it comes to this election or any type of news, we are like a sponge that is saturated with many claims and opinions. We build our convictions on what we accept as truth and we continue adding evidence until we are confident we know what is going on. Since every person does this and end up on one side or the other, we must face the fact that someone is sincerely wrong. It’s true that no one wants to consider they may be deceived as it rarely enters the mind that what we have heard is not correct. This principle applies to every area within our world. Of course, those who walk with God believe they are more likely to know good from evil because they trust the Holy Spirit to guide them and believe their discernment leads them into truth and warns them of error. The challenge is to know the difference between God’s voice, demonic influence, and our own conscience.

We notice the liberal side is still spewing hatred in the mainstream media and the conservative side listens to alternative sources for their information. To say the least, our faith has put to the test. I’ve been listening to those who are investigating the election data and who claim to have found massive fraud. Not only have there been hundreds of sworn testimonies from individuals who have witnessed different types of cheating, but I’ve listened to the presentations from the data forensic scientist who have proved the election was stolen and it has left me speechless. As someone who has been hacked myself and my personal computer being held hostage by a foreign cyber criminal, I do not doubt in the least the possibly that cyber terrorist could be paid to manipulate vote totals within computers that were connected to the internet. Again, we have been told there is proof all of this happened and yet I am dumbfounded how the state senates, judges, governors, and state legislatures were not even interested in listening to these cases. In a normal world, every judge would be anxious to hear and see the evidence when it comes to something as serious as this. In 2017 Nancy Pelosi tweeted the election had been “hijacked” from Hillary and the Democrats spent 3 years trying to prove it and on one said a word about how ridiculous this was. And yet the Democrats are now saying that any Republican who would think or say anything against the integrity within our election process is a fool. 

I refuse to let go of my hope that all of this is going to be settled. I believe that cheating is wrong and should never be accepted or congratulated. If Trump had colluded with Russia, I was willing to accept the outcome. I was raised to be fair and honest and we know this is the nature and character of God. The world is wicked and I realize that we only know a small portion of the tip of the iceberg and it would leave us speechless if we knew about the extent of the corruption that is submerged below the water. Our government has rarely been transparent as it seems that everything they do is labeled, “top secret.” I always wanted to believe that, “We the people” had an important part with where our nation was headed, but if this cheating is real, we will never see fairness or integrity again in our elections. How will we know the amount of offices that are being occupied today may never have actually won their elections? What will give us confidence to keep voting if we know that dishonesty is in control? I am convinced that He wants to save the country He built and will regard the prayers of His people. Remember when God told Abraham that He was going to destroy Sodom and Abraham asked Him, Will you also destroy the righteous with the wicked?” And then He asked God if there were 50, 45, 40, 30, 20, or even 10 good people is this city would you still destroy it? And God said, “I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.” Yes, there are a lot of wicked people in our land, but there are also a lot of devout followers and front line warriors in God’s kingdom that will never surrender to evil. This is why I’m still waiting for Him to move and allow us to see the truth.

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.” II Corinthians 4:8-11.

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Part 3–1/16/21

IN GOD’S WAY AND IN GOD’S TIME

I realize that a lot of republicans and Christian conservatives who voted for Trump are disappointed and many have probably let go of the rope so to speak or at least are considering it. We understand that after 4 years of being treated horribly and censored for most of his term; it has been frustrating time for all who are in this camp. We have never worshiped him or supported his lifestyle, but we have been pleased with what he has tried to accomplish and wonder how much more he could have done if he had NOT been opposed every single day. The media never covered anything he did that was positive and only showcased him in a cynical light which had a huge negative influence on the uninformed public. The hatred for this man and his supporters will always be remembered as a turning point in our history. Stop for a moment and listen to Lt. General Tom McInerney explain the facts about how it has been proven that Cyber warfare was used in the election, despite the constant flow of lies from the mainstream media denying there is any evidence. Computer data scientist have analyzed the information and have testified the votes were manipulated which changed the outcome and yet none of the courts so far have done anything about it. Most state legislatures and judges were democratic and of course were happy to ignore the evidence. The fraud was real and proven in many ways. The evidence is overwhelming and is being exposed more every day. We are very saddened and discouraged to know the election was absolutely stolen before our very eyes and the only thing we can do is to pray and ask God to intervene.

Since all of this truth has been found, the social media has ruled the airwaves in order to hinder these critical facts from being released to the masses. Listen, my brothers and sisters, I realize that if God wants to let whoever is responsible get away with cheating, that’s His call, but I pray that fairness and justice will be brought to light and revealed for all the world to see. It is time to stand for truth and tell everyone we know to wake up and at least do the research so that we will all know what is happening. We must learn what is happening and to have the courage to not be backed down. Just think about what is at stake. But wait…maybe everyone does not want to know the truth. Maybe half the country is glad the election was hacked by computer pirates and paid for by the deep pockets of the liberal left. The more we discover, the more we realize how evil the world is.

So now we as conservative Christian republicans, are supposed to just forget what has transpired the last four years? All the lies from Hillary, the persecution of the president and false accusations of collusion that was nothing more than a distraction from the crimes the democrats committed. The impeachment attempt, along with a biased media who is nothing more than a propaganda machine of deception. We now know that our voting system has been vulnerable to be controlled by outside forces and no telling how many congress members, governors, mayors, and judges races have been affected. It is horrible to think that many democrats who are in positions of authority were placed there NOT by voters, but by selection. So are we to just accept there will never be another fair election? The government system is saying, “let’s just move on and try to get along. We want to be unified and for everyone to embrace and support this new administration.” Really? How in the world can we move forward with what has happened?

I wanted to mention about the president being God’s man of the hour. I have said before that the left has always accused his supporters as not only being cultist and deplorable (which means shameful, dishonorable, disgraceful) but also ignorant people who literally worship him. Of course, this is ridiculous as we all realize he is just a human who makes mistakes just like all of us. How can we forget that every president has a closet filled with skeletons and the evidence is out there but people love to sweep the dirty truth under the carpet? Do your homework and you will see a reality that will make you nauseated. And let’s not forget the fine upstanding character of Sampson who was a sex addict and debauched playboy the world has ever seen and yet the Christian world cheers for him when he destroys mass amounts of the enemy. What about king David who had many concubines at his disposal and actually had a man killed so that he could have sex with his wife? And again, he is seen as one of the greatest spiritual leaders in history. God uses who He wants to lead because He knows who they are and what they can do. 

The reason why the right wing supports the president is because he supports a conservative ideology. Standing for the republican party means that we do not want to see communism, socialism, global capitalism, and the horrible sin of abortion being forced upon us. The agenda of the left wants to bring us into a global system of control and this is why we know the future of our nation is at stake. As I said last week, the Christian wants God’s word to be the standard of right and wrong while the progressive liberal philosophy does not want a standard at all. This is a huge reason why Trump is hated. He stands in the way of a dictatorship who wants to eliminate conservative ideology once and for all. If Trump had been a politician who loved to compromise and schmooze with the lobbyist and make secret deals with foreign governments and members of the left wing party, he would be accepted and tolerated as a normal president (even though he would be another phony puppet and snake in the grass). Since he is wealthy enough to not have to worry about money and cannot be bought or persuaded to play the political game, he has been targeted as public enemy number one. He is a businessman that sincerely wanted to help the country in every way possible, but ran into a corrupt giant that does not give a hoot about what is practical and logical, but the nature of the political swamp is only interested in their own personal gain and to have total power and control over the people.

Why does the government and legal system want to desperately block the president from all social media contact? If he was harmless, they would not care what he says. Being terrified with what He has discovered, they know that what he is saying is the truth and are censoring him and even attempting to impeach him again. Again, why is the president hated? Listen to the words of Jesus found in John chapter 15 and verses 18-21, “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.” We are now seeing leading republicans and the Department of Justice, the CIA, and the FBI, turn their backs away from the president and the truth. Why? Money has to be involved. All of these conspirators and rhinos are traitors. But why did the republican conservatives turn against him? I’ve heard them say they know what is at stake, they said if the democrats gain control the country is gone forever. Are they being blackmailed or threatened or have they made under the table deals with the devil? It just does not make sense. We can only hope that many will be exposed of their sins and be found guilty of treason.

What happened at the capitol is very strange ad we will probably never find out what really happened. The media has been focused on this as the worst thing that has ever happened and they are actually blaming the president for causing it. No one said a word all last year when Black Lives Matter and Antifa was leading the riots that destroyed many cities. It was not just republican supporters who were involved and I really doubt that any actually were. They have arrested Antifa who have testified they came to kill republicans. How did the media have footage of the situation? This was staged by the democrat loyalist (who are paid) in order to blame the president and accuse him of a criminal act. We know the protest was peaceful as many ministers were there filming the entire gathering. I do not believe for a minute that any of the conservative patriots would have tried to harm anyone. I’m not surprised at the mainstream media’s hypocrisy when it comes to protesting. Obama who has always been a political activist is quoted in an article by Tessa Stuart concerning the riots during the summer of 2020. “In some ways, as tragic as these past few weeks have been, as difficult and scary and uncertain as they’ve been, they’ve also been an incredible opportunity for people to be awakened. You look at those protests and that was a far more representative cross-section of America out on the streets peacefully protesting and who felt moved to do something because of the injustices.” In another article by Lisette Voytko a Forbes staff reporter, Obama was quoted, “Protesters should not be condemned, but deserve respect and support. Protest and civil disobedience is often only what’s brought the political system to pay attention.” Oh really?

The democrats believe that violence, burning down buildings, breaking into businesses and stealing, defacing public and federal property, throwing bricks at police officers is a wonderful way to express our desire to promote change unless of course it is against their own policies. The riots of last summer had nothing to do with police brutality but was an act of staged terrorism that was a disgrace to this country! The Democratic party had no intention to criticize these riots because they were trying to destroy the presidents hope for re-election. Likewise, the virus was welcomed by the opposing party because it was another slap in the face for the president as he was criticized in everything he attempted to do. It helped ruin the economy, and he was blamed for the entire meltdown. Mission accomplished. All of this on top of the planned fraud to steal the election was just too much to overcome. I’m surprised he has not has a nervous breakdown with all the hatred he has faced. Am I giving up? No. Who is sitting on the throne of Heaven is more important than who is sitting in the Oval Office. However, I realize this tsunami of evil is more than anyone can defeat. It was much larger than we ever imagined. Only God can turn back this massive army of demons who are brainwashed and spiritually possessed by Satan. If God wants to clean out the swamp, He certainly has the power to do so. But, what if we have come to the point where His timetable must move forward? We know the tribulation and the Antichrist is coming, and maybe all of this needs to take place according to His plans. I’ve been hearing for the last 2 months how God is going to turn all of this upside down. I pray that He does. I have dreamed about it; I have begged that we would not be defeated. I have called on the II Chronicles 7:14 passage as the foundation of our victory. But what happens if He does not intervene? We must trust His decisions and accept the fact that we are in the last hours of the age and the demonic system of the beast is getting ready to welcome the son of perdition. Yes, we will keep pressing toward the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus. The joy of the Lord is our strength and we cannot give up! No matter what happens, we are still called to serve God and stand strong for Him. If we are banned from social media and are hunted down as criminals to society, we will praise Him and rejoice in knowing that our names are written in the Lambs book of life.

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Part 2 – Published 1/9/21

THE BATTLE IS RAGING

Since the new year has started, we are still surrounded in crisis. The dangers are still here and the spiritual warfare is actually increasing. The virus has become like this invisible creature that is lurking in the shadows to attack us and we are now being told that a vaccine will keep us safe, even though we are not sure what this vaccine contains or the side effects. We are also hearing about the strain mutating and the next wave will be even worse. There is so much deception about how and why this virus came on the scene, but I pray that whatever it is or where it came from that it will die in Jesus’ name! The Lord knows all the details about it and I’m sure if we knew, it would be even more discouraging.

And then we have the election that has been confusing since day one. The first day it seemed that Trump was heading for victory and then we all woke up to discover that Biden had taken the lead. Somehow mysteriously, this happened exactly as it had been predicted by the Democratic party months before the election. How did they know it was going to turn out this way?… Why were the computers shut off during the night for a couple of hours? Why has no one stepped forward and accepted the clear proof that votes were changed in the computers from Trump to Biden? Everyone has their own idea about politics and it comes down to principles, convictions, and ideology. We should be smart enough to know that social media plays a huge part when it comes to persuading and influencing those who really do not know why they believe certain worldviews. Unfortunately, the airwaves are owned by the Prince of the power of the air as he is allowed by God to control the earth’s communication.

I was speaking to a person recently about world events, and I asked where they received their information. They said they skim the headlines and watch news clips from the mainstream social media. My wife and I do not listen to the mainstream dialogue because it is one sided in favor of a left-wing Democratic agenda and we completely oppose this way of thinking. We receive our news from conservative Christians who pray, and have spiritual discernment, and base their convictions on the Bible and desire to be led by the Holy Spirit. We want balanced information not a biased deception. The liberal progressive movement is the choice of those who do not respect what God thinks, and only concerned about what they want. This humanistic doctrine is based on carnality and the enemy of our souls has been pushing this rebellious philosophy since the Garden of Eden. One can clearly see the agenda of the world is to do away with the old and bring in the new. The traditional values are no longer tolerated and the vision of the world is to establish a new order where everyone can do whatever they want without any type of moral standard that establishes right from wrong.

When we look at the definition of relativism, which by the way is the most dangerous philosophies in the world, we find this: “The doctrine that knowledge, truth, and morality exist in relation to culture, society, or historical context, and are not absolute.” In simple language it means that truth is relative to the individual and should not be considered as being universal or enforced because no one knows the truth. It embraces the idea that what is true to you may not be true to me which excludes everyone from being held accountable for anything. This is the plan that Satan whispers into the ears of those who teach these lies of hell to unsaved humans who are spiritually blind and deaf. When God is considered absolute truth, we are all held responsible to do what He says. This acceptance and trust in God being who He says He is, provides the righteous and holy understanding to spiritually comprehend right from wrong. However, when the culture discards God as the final authority and embraces the concept that each person can create their own truth without guilt, being wrong is eliminated from the equation. The idea is there is nothing wrong, only those who judge and condemn. This is the platform for a new world order that will be dominated by a politically correct and socially acceptable atmosphere. There will be no tolerance for God or for those who follow Him.

When we consider what is at stake in this election, I cannot help but think about this new way of thinking that is on the horizon. I had prayed and hoped the conservative party would prevail and at least hold back the powers that want to implement a new concept of good and evil. I am a conservative and I believe that God is absolute truth. I am convinced that when this country was established that God was at the center of the conversation and I believe this is proven when we read many of the original documents and declarations. Some say it was the founding of a Christian nation, while others disagree. I believe for many years that most people who lived in the United States believed it was a Christian country. Whatever the case then, we know it is not a Christian nation now. Relativism grew and was absorbed through secular education and has now grown into the controlling force within our society. As a person who is totally opposite to this view, I am very concerned for the future. I do not mean to be negative, but there is no turning back. There is no way to reverse the world’s views, but this does not mean that God cannot open the eyes of those who call upon Him. In fact, I believe there is coming a mighty revival where many will call upon the Lord and they will be saved by His amazing grace.

So who will win this election? I have not heard God tell me. I am listening to many ministers who are saying that God has told them that Trump will still win. So far it has not looked like this would happen. Things have not turned out like I thought they would, but that does not mean that God cannot do whatever He wants. In the eyes of the natural, it seems hopeless and that our nation will now be controlled by the liberal left. I realize the biased media keeps saying there is no evidence of fraud, but this is a lie. I have listened to the computer date scientist evidence, and I have seen their findings and it is truly devastating what has happened. The analysis of the algorithms have proven without a doubt that human manipulation stole the election. The frustration also leads to the reality that unless something is changed to stop this evil voting system, there will never be another fair election. I do not want to argue about this subject because no one can convince me this election was not stolen by Democrats who paid people to cheat. This has been going on all over the world for a long time. However, I am still praying and still holding tight to my faith that God can still step in if He wants to. Millions of people have been praying as they believe in II Chronicles 7:14, and are repenting, decreeing, and begging God to step in. I am writing this on the evening of January the ninth and I am saying this – With man’s power, Trump serving another 4 years is impossible – but NOTHING is impossible with God!

IF Trump is God’s man and HE wants him to be president, I would like to know who is stronger than God? We realize that God has given humans a free will to choose, but God also has a will and He chooses what He wants and what He allows. Whoever becomes president it is because God allowed it, but no one has more authority than God. And no one can stand in God’s face and laugh or mock Him – NO ONE!

The impossible is God’s specialty and is why He is called the ALMIGHTY! I’m sure the children of Israel were depressed when they came to the Red Sea but look what God did. Remember the children of Israel when the spies came back and gave their negative report that it was impossible to take the promised land. What happened? GOD SAID TRUST ME! But some did not, and they did not receive the blessing. Do you recall the story of Elisha who looked out and saw the heavens were filled with angel warriors, and his servant said the situation was hopeless? Elisha said Lord please open this man’s eyes and let him see – and when the servant saw the TRUE REALITY, he was overjoyed and confident that God had everything under control! Those of us who are followers of Christ are in a very strange place right now. We are feeling the heat from the enemy more now than ever before. We sense the battle between good and evil is raging. We know what is at stake and we are being compelled to stay on our knees and fast and pray. Do you not discern in your spirit that darkness and evil is raging all around us? I have felt lately there is a tremendous battle going on right now in the spiritual atmosphere over this nation. I’m not a prophet, but I believe there are demons and angels that are in a war right this moment and the angels need our prayers and our positive confessions. This is not the time to wave the white flag as God’s warriors are still engaged in a fierce conflict for the control of this nations government. I believe God wants us to keep praying and keep trusting Him. If He does turn this situation around, there will not be one single human who can be given an ounce of credit. It will be ALL GOD and He will do it HIS WAY and He will receive ALL the glory!

If God DOES NOT step in and change this, we must believe this situation is a part of His agenda and timeline. God has everything lined up for His purposes and this might be a part of His plan. We know the Antichrist and the tribulation is waiting in the future and maybe this is the beginning of the end of the age. He has the power to stop it if He chooses and is always in total control of everything. Nonetheless, those who are called by God, must continue pressing forward as they love and trust Him and continue being determined to do His will. Amen. 

OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Part 1 – Published 1/2/21

THE LORD WILL FIGHT FOR YOU

King Jehoshaphat received word that his country was being targeted for an invasion. To say the least, knowing our enemy is coming for us is alarming. We see in the first few verses that naturally the people were worried, (I have felt like this before on the way to the emergency room). The story continues with Jehoshaphat declaring a fast and calling Judah to repent and fast as they come together as ask God to intervene on their behalf. In II Chronicles chapter twenty, we read how he prayed fervently to the Lord, “O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you. O our God, did you not drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend?” verses 6-8. Jehoshaphat acknowledged God’s mighty power and had sought His help in the past and was aware that God was the authority of the universe and could do anything. Let us notice the act of fasting and how our sacrifice allows us to draw nearer to God, increases the anointing of our prayers, and reveals that we are serious about our need.

With all the people gathered around, Jehoshaphat continues to cry out saying, O Jehovah our God, we do not know what to do. We are helpless against this large army and we look to you for help. Suddenly, the Spirit of the Lord falls upon a man named Jahaziel who was in the midst of this huge assembly and he boldly steps forward and gives this prophetic message, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel. You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you” verses 15-17. So, the next morning Jehoshaphat tells the people: ‘Have trust in Jehovah!’ He gives the command for the singers to march in front of the soldiers, and as they move toward the battlefield, they begin to sing praises to Jehovah for the splendor of his holiness, saying: “Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.” Have you noticed that often when we are facing a very difficult situation, we forget about worshiping God for His amazing love? Can we agree that praising Jesus BEFORE the answer is an act of faith and could be a critical part of releasing our miracle?

Listen to what happened, “As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another. When the men of Judah came to the place that overlooks the desert and looked toward the vast army, they saw only dead bodies lying on the ground; no one had escaped” II Chronicles 20:22-24. As Judah watched, the enemy was completely destroyed without God’s people lifting a sword. The Lord gave them the victory and it took Judah three days to carry away the spoil. Praise God! With our immune system being filled with warrior cells which are constantly waging war against sickness and diseases, can God cause them to destroy themselves? Absolutely! To deny the reality of an enemy or that we are having a health issue is not wise nor is it being honest, the key to remember is there is nothing to fear! God is relaying here that no matter how negative the situation may appear, we must never give up! Yes, the doctors have given their opinion, but this diagnosis does not include the substance of things hoped for, nor the evidence of things unseen. In this story and in our personal journey, we see that even though the threat is real, the instruction is to be in position, stand still, and wait for the Lord to intervene. We do all that we can to help ourselves and pray, and then there comes a time when we must turn it over to God and trust Him. Could this be a word from the Lord for you? I’m reminded of the passage in Exodus 14:14 where God was speaking to Moses about encouraging the children of Israel to keep pressing forward even when they faced the Red Sea. When they arrived at the waters edge, Moses was told to lift up his rod and the Sea would part so they could cross on dry land. Moses said, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”