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Daniel Blair is a retired Minister, who has studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; and served as Pastor of churches in both California and Kentucky. He has led many revivals in this country and preached internationally. Reverend Blair stays active podcasting Revelation Truth and is an inspired writer keeping up a popular blog, and producing Christian videos. Reverend Blair ministers and counsels many hurting people on the social media site Facebook. He has seen firsthand how the devil and a multitude of psychological problems have taken their toll on Christians. Blair's passion for helping Christians to overcome their many problems has led him to write his second book entitled "Stand Firm" available at my online bookstore or at a bookstore near you. His first book was published in 2006 entitled "Final Warning." Reverend Blair and his wife, Robin, live in Round Rock, Texas. They have six children and fifteen grandchildren.

Are You Denying the Power of God?

All through history it can be seen, if you have eyes to see, the running not only in the opposite direction but as far as possible to escape what you fear most. This is what’s happening now in the world and specifically in America. There is great fear from the violent protesters in the streets and their talk of supporting an ideology of the far left, where many hold the doctrine of socialism or communism. This is no longer about racism. This fear will drive many into the camp of the right, those proclaiming law and order and a return to our founding principles. It may not stop there! As they push further to the right to escape the anarchist, they will gladly accept a heavier hand against those who are rioting or even those who are just protesting peacefully. As they push further to the right to escape the mayhem and the rise of socialism, they may even accept some form of totalitarianism for the sake of peace and prosperity. Of course, all this could eventually lead right into the devil’s hands. In the hands of the coming man of sin, he will remove many of the rules and regulations that keep big businesses in check and the rules that keep the government from overreaching its power. He and his followers will usurp the power of God, as they deny the power of God.

We as believers in Christ must enter this period with our eyes fully open to the leading of the indwelling Spirit. Let us always keep in mind that the Antichrist will seek to spread his diabolical net much further than just one country. Once he has captured one country then he will proceed to the next. His global agenda is the dumbing down of all religions, the rejection of the laws from a higher power, and turning to one’s own ability to sit on the throne of his own heart to solve his problems; perhaps this is a foreshadowing of II Thessalonians 2:4. The coming Antichrist is the complete opposite of the Christ in the Bible who both taught and lived a righteous life. The Antichrist will seek to unite all people by dumbing down their religion where it’s no longer paramount in the believer’s life. To dumb down these religions one must remove the power, convincing the population that there is no power to do those things that their God promised. Anyone with eyes to see can see this is already being accomplished amongst most world religions including Christianity. It’s essentially denying the power of God. It’s denying that He has any real power to do anything in the life of the believer. Are you denying the power of God?

When this is successfully accomplished, most of humanity will believe that this power must come from one’s self and not from some higher power. This is a very dangerous first step in nullifying your faith in God alone. It will put you on a very slippery slope into darkness, which is exactly where Satan wants you. For many years now the Antichrist spirit has been hard at work leading the entire global population to learn how to solve all of their own problems, no matter what they are, physical, emotional, behavioral, mental, or psychological. He has been telling them that they can solve all of their problems, convincing them that they have the power within themselves. He tells them that true power resides in them alone, not in some higher power. This is the greatest lie of our time, and we can all see where this has gotten us. Satan’s power has grown exponentially leading more and more of the population into bondage. We see it everywhere that’s now spilling into the streets of the world, that’s also created abusive and psychologically distraught homes. Instead of the world turning to God, seeking His power to overcome, they are allowing the devil to lead them into all manner of wickedness, causing them to fight back at a world that they can no longer understand.

They no longer see the problems in themselves, but they are allowing self-pity to rule the day. They are allowing Satan to tap into their many emotional and psychological struggles leading them to strike back at everything and everyone else, whom they now see as the root cause for their many problems. As they wallow in their self-pity because of the lockdown, the mask requirements, and the undue stress from others they have gladly put themselves into the hands of Satan to garner his power to stand against everyone and everything. It’s as though their old sin nature has been given full liberty to do whatever it pleases, to lose all control, to fight back with unchecked lawlessness. When they give their old sin nature full reign, there is no wonder that there is so much child and wife abuse, there is no wonder that they allow themselves to be driven into the streets to destroy property, loot stores, kill police officers, or anyone else that opposes them. As Christians, we must stand firm against the powers of darkness and the power of our old sin nature. As Christians, we need to learn how to access God’s power, to say no to the old sin nature, and learn how to stand against the wiles of the devil attempting to lead us into all manner of wickedness.

To access this great power in Christ, we must first believe. The Bible says, “For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power” (I Corinthians 4:20). And in another place, it says, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might” (Ephesians 6:10). This power is a beautiful paradox, for the fallen world it makes no sense but for the Christian, it is great power from God. The paradox is when we become weak, humble, and totally submissive to the will of God then, and only then, will we access His great power flowing through us to accomplish His will. (See II Corinthians 12:9). The moment we try to do it on our own we will fail miserably. The Bible says, “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace (Exodus 14:14). When we follow God’s will, waiting on the Holy Spirit to lead then we will have great power to subdue the enemy and put him to flight. We will have great power to say no to all the wiles of the devil. We will have great power to say no to all the temptations of the old sin nature. Glory! I hope that you are getting excited about the power of God. We don’t need to deny His power.

There is power in the Gospel (See Romans 1:16). I have seen this countless times when sharing the simple gospel to an antagonistic unbeliever attacking me at every turn. As you share the gospel you can almost literally see the blindfolds come off their eyes with a real softening taking place in their hearts. There is great power in the Gospel. Are you denying the power of God? There is also great power in forgiveness. Many of His children have fallen and have slipped back into darkness because they truly did not forgive others but have held onto the trespass for many years, repeating them again and again. If you have not practiced the three principles of forgiveness, you would have a difficult time convincing me that you have truly understood the power of forgiveness. If you still dwell on the trespass, if you still tell others, and if you still bring it up to the offending party then you have not truly forgiven, which keeps God from forgiving you (See Matthew 6:14-15). Here is the power of forgiveness, when you forgive then you take down the barrier, allowing God to avenge you and bringing about the possibility of true reconciliation with the offending person.  Are you denying the power of God?

There is also power in self-giving love that turns the other cheek, goes the extra mile, and gives without ever expecting anything in return (See Matthew 5:38-48). This power is so great that it can remove the sword from your attacker and humble the most prideful opponent. The Bible says, “Therefore if thine enemy hungry, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:20-21). There is great power in love. Are you denying the power of God? There is also power in people being changed by Christ or transformation that we looked at last week in my article entitled, “God’s Children Are Slipping into Darkness.” If I had to only pick one thing to convince me of God’s magnificent power, it would be, transformation in Christ. This goes well beyond just turning over a new leaf or overcoming some old bad habits. This change literally changes everything, our character, our behavior, our attitude, our longing, our desires, our direction in life, and our personality. Everything changes even if you came to Christ as a person who never did anything really bad in your life, or so you thought. Without true change, we will never see the face of our Lord in heaven. Thank God we have been given the power to change from the inside out to the glory of God. Only God’s power can bring about this change. Are you denying the power of God?

In conclusion, we see little power today in God’s children as they continually slip into darkness being overcome by the beast to be revealed shortly. What we do see is constant learning without understanding. What we do see is a form of godliness as they banner their good works before others. What we do see is chasing after the world uncovering every so-called conspiracy theory. What we do see is chasing after every little news event in the world. What we do see is an increase in lawlessness with a beaten path to the counselor’s office. In so doing they are denying the power of God. The Bible says, “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (II Timothy 3:5). As God’s beloved children, we should be drawn to others who are growing spiritually in Christ. We should be drawn to those who are accessing and using the power of God, not to yell at the devil, but to stand firm against him allowing God to fight for us. We should be drawn to those who are using God’s power to become all that He wants them to be and to further His Kingdom here on earth. As Christians, we don’t deny the power of God, we walk in His power.

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God’s Children Are Slipping into Darkness

God’s children are slipping into darkness. Every day the world seems like it’s growing crazier. The News Media, Social Media, and the tabloids are aflame with stories of people completely losing it in public, unfortunately, some of these are professed believers in Christ. Some people have garnered the name “Karen” for calling the police when they feel unduly threatened, pointing guns at other people, in a fit of rage screaming and throwing things in public. Every day, people are doing more things that shock our sensibilities. At times it feels like we live in some kind of twilight zone. We have also observed that many people today seem fascinated with the past of others through the publication of books and memoirs but on the other hand, they want to erase history by tearing down all statues and changing the names of some of our forts and institutions. Have COVID-19, the lockdown, face mask requirements, and politicians caused us all to go a bit insane? Has it caused God’s children to slip into darkness, or is it something much more sinister? For the sake of brevity, we will only look at a few of the most important things that cause God’s children to slip into darkness. These are things that keep me up at night as I weep greatly in the Spirit for God’s precious children. Continue reading God’s Children Are Slipping into Darkness

A Critical Time for Getting Direction from God

If God is really your friend, then you want to listen to Him. We need to hear what God really says, and not what we think He says. I can’t overemphasize how important it is to speak with one unified voice from God, who is One. This is a very critical time, not only for our country but for the entire world that needs explicit direction from God. If you tell me that you have a lot of friends on this earth, then I will ask you, “Do you enjoy listening to your friends?” Do you really want to hear what they say, or are you more interested in just hearing your own voice? True friends listen to one another. My heart aches to hear the voice of my wife, who can no longer speak because she has advanced Alzheimer’s. My ears also ache to hear the still small voice of God. I have learned a lot about listening over the years and even taught classes on how to listen in the business world and also as a Christian counselor. The first thing I noticed about most people, is that they don’t want to listen unless it’s listening to themselves. They love to hear the sound of their own voice or even the sound of their thoughts. I would say that people like this don’t have very many true friends; most of their friends are in name only. Unfortunately, this also applies to calling God your friend, when you don’t take time to listen. Continue reading A Critical Time for Getting Direction from God

To the Christians Living in America

Thus, saith the Lord. You are seeing through a glass darkly; things are not what they appear. There are only two kinds of people in the world, those who have the light and those who are filled with darkness. Darkness has invaded your world and has filled people of every race, color, and creed. It has filled both the religious and the non-religious. It has even filled most of your political leaders, even those who claim to know me. Things are not what they appear. You have witnessed how the whole world has grown more dark giving heed to their many immoral thoughts leading them into every manner of wickedness. What many do, who claim to be righteous, they do behind closed doors or under the cover of night. Things are not what they appear. You, oh son, have witnessed the increase in lawlessness that is covering your land and consuming everything in its path. I call upon you to be a witness to those who claim to be righteous but are filled with darkness allowing their thoughts to control their unholy actions. Continue reading To the Christians Living in America

Daniels Blog – Celebrating 22 Years of Online Ministry

After many years in the pastoral ministry that required personal one on one discipleship, door to door evangelism, preaching, teaching, and counseling, it was a tremendous change to minister to a faceless audience in an online ministry, which took time to develop long-distance relationships. Back in 1998, the worldwide web was still in its infancy, and building a website was not the easiest task. I still have fond memories of my wife and I visiting an internet provider owned and operated by my oldest son, Jonathan. He had his full-time programmer1998 Website help me build my first website from scratch with no pre-made templates or WordPress. But how does one have a presence on the worldwide web? Google was a big help in those early days when they were still relatively new. We grew together on how to make one’s website easily searchable for as many people as possible, trying one promotional idea after another. In the beginning, our online ministry mainly consisted of writing blog articles, which was an easy task for I had spent many years writing out all of my weekly sermons as a fulltime pastor. Many of these old sermons found their way into my new website with an eagerness to reach the world for Christ. Continue reading Daniels Blog – Celebrating 22 Years of Online Ministry