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Charting a Path of Unity Among Divisions and Hostility

Can we ever come together again? The divisions are ripping the world, the Nation, and God’s children apart. Of course, what will concern us most in this article is charting a path for God’s children to come together as one people, to overcome their divisions and hostility. If we overcome, it will be our strength in the coming days. So, it’s essential that we overcome these growing divisions escalated by the Social Media echo chambers, taking their lead from the political left or right. It will be helpful to listen again to the Words of Jesus Christ, who said, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21). It was the opposing parties of the Pharisees and the Herodians that tried to trip up Christ by denying any responsibility to the government of His day. Jesus Christ never denied responsibility to the government, but only what they are due and nothing more. His primary objective in the lesson, then and now, is to teach all of His followers to render everything to God that is God’s, which is everything. This is such beautiful truth for our day, a day when the world is filled with half-truths designed to lead people astray. Jesus saw the hypocrisy of the two opposing parties then and I am convinced that He also sees it now with the political parties of our day.

My concern in this article is to gather up all of God’s children that are being led astray by both political parties of our day and bring them back to the truth; to bring them back to God’s magnificent way. As already stated, God’s way is to render unto God all the things due to God and only render unto the government the things that are due them. Until we do, we will continue on the path of unprecedented divisions allowing our political party of choice to lead us further and further away from God and His marvelous way. This is the one area that has tripped up most Christians in our day. We will demonstrate that Jesus Christ never directed His followers to utilize the government or their chosen political party to establish His Kingdom here on earth. This will be a hard pill for most Christians to swallow in our day because this “Kingdom now theology” has been so ingrained into the minds of most believers for nearly two thousand years. This dangerous thinking began with the establishment of the Catholic Church and has continued to this day with only a very few bright and glorious exceptions along the way.

So, what does the government expect? Simply put, pay your taxes and obey their laws. The only noticeable exception for the believer is to only obey the laws that are not in direct conflict with God’s higher Law. On the other hand, to render unto God the things due Him puts us on a much higher mountain. It’s time for Christians to come out from the valley of  division with constant bickering and infighting. It’s time to climb the mountain of unity and brotherhood allowing Christ to teach us once again how to bring forth His Kingdom that will reside in the hearts and minds of every believer. As Christ stood before Pilate, the government’s representative of His day, “Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”” (John 18:36, ESV). So, if Christ’s Kingdom is not of this world and only resides in the hearts and minds of transformed believers then how should we confront a world of divisions and hostility?

We confront a world of divisions and hostility by not aligning ourselves with a particular political party. Remember, we only render to the government what’s due them, taxes and obedience to their lesser laws that don’t disagree with God’s Law. As we render to God the things due Him, we will learn together how to gloriously confront the world. Our first lesson is we don’t use the weapons of this world. The world may tell us it’s ok to protest in the streets by carrying signs and yelling our slogans knowing full well that it could easily turn into physical confrontations with counter-protesters. What does God say? The world may tell us it’s perfectly ok to have a peaceful protest in front of the Capital knowing full well that it could easily allow immoral groups to join in going much further than we intended. What does God say? The world may tell us that we have every right to choose other like-minded friends on Social Media knowing full well that it can turn into an echo chamber of aggressive rhetoric against one party or another. What does God say? God’s way is completely different from the ways of the world. Stop following the ways of the world! Listen to hear God’s beautiful truth on how to confront a divided and hostile world.

God’s truth can only be properly understood by His transformed believers in Christ. That must be the starting point. Without transformation in-Christ, then it will be no different than joining any other party in the world. The transformation will open our eyes to a beautiful truth that we can overcome evil with good and not by using the weapons of this world. Attempting to do this without transformation in Christ will end in dismal failure. We can all begin today by putting off the old life through repentance and putting on the new life in Christ by obeying all of His beautiful commandments. This too will be impossible without faith believing that Christ died on the Cross for our sins and rose on the third day to give us a new life in Christ. Furthermore, we must step out in this faith following Christ’s lead through the promptings of the indwelling Spirit allowing Him to bring forth Spiritual growth. The good news is we are not meant to do this alone. We must join with other believers who want the same thing, to see God’s Kingdom manifested in their life and the lives of every believer.

We will soon discover that our rules of engagement are completely different from the world. We overcome evil with good, not through hostile rhetoric. We immediately see the great power of forgiveness, of turning the other cheek and going the extra mile. I am still amazed every time I see this happen. We immediately see the great power in love breaking down barriers and removing the weapons from their hands. We immediately see the great power in the Cross to bring conviction to a dying world leading them to repentance and the brotherhood of love. We immediately see the great power in the transformation that’s completely changing others from the inside out. How amazing it is to see great sinners weep in repentance and witness their lives completely change right in front of our eyes. We immediately see the great power of God’s Kingdom coming and His will being followed on earth as it is in heaven. This power is greater than all the armies that have ever fought, all the navies that ever have sailed, all the books that have ever been written, and all the sermons that have ever been preached. Dear children, let’s stop trusting in our favorite political party to change the world and allow God to do it through us, one person at a time. How glorious are God’s ways. Onward Christian soldiers.

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The Virus, Vaccine, and God’s Truth

What does God say? We have not done extensive research on the subject as scientists, doctors, and conspiracy theorists have done over this past year. On the other hand, we have turned to Almighty God, seeking His answers on this hotly debated subject. We come before God with a clean slate with no preconceptions and with no predetermined agenda. Our only interest is to receive the truth for God’s precious children and for the world at large if they are interested. There has been a lot of debate about where the virus came from. Did it come from a live food market or a Laboratory? Was it simply an accident or was it a biological weapon? Perhaps a bigger question and more importantly, at least for believers, is why did God allow it to happen in the first place? To answer that question, of course, we need to listen, really listen, to God alone (See Jeremiah 33:3). Although we can learn from God’s previous dealings with fallen humanity since the beginning of time, it’s essential to let God speak specifically to this one question that we are asking Him now concerning the virus and later in this article concerning the vaccine.

So, what does God say? His words come loud and clear. They come from the indwelling Spirit as we bend our spiritual ears to listen and also from God’s anointed Word, which are both in agreement. God has not changed in how He deals with fallen humanity. God is not an angry God sending forth bolts of lightning from heaven to sear the pants of His rebellious children. No, He is a loving God who sent His Only Begotten Son to show us the way. Unfortunately, most of fallen humanity has not listened to His Son, then or now. Nor have they listened to all the true prophets coming along and saying the same thing. Fallen humanity is reaping what they have sown (See Galatians 6:7). They are sinking deeper and deeper into the consequences of their sins, which is exactly how God’s wrath works (See Romans 1:18-32). So, hopefully, as you are beginning to see, it makes little difference as to where exactly the virus came from. The point is, fallen humanity was doing something or not doing something that they should have been doing that caused the virus to wreak death and destruction upon the world. It has always worked that way from the beginning.

Instead of following God in His righteousness, fallen humanity has followed Satan in his rebellion against God by walking in all manner of wickedness (See Isaiah 14:12-15). The virus along with the many other diseases are taking their toll upon humanity. Everything we do has an individual and corporate consequence, from polluting the air we breathe to polluting the water we drink and from administering chemicals and toxins into our bodies. We are destroying the earth (See Revelation 11:18). Remember, that when our planet was young with no toxins and chemicals to be digested into the body, some of the ancients lived close to a thousand years (See Genesis 5:27). Unfortunately, even if we decide to live a holy separated life, we will still rest under the same consequences of a dying world that’s polluted with chemicals, toxins, and natural disasters caused by planetary neglect. We now feel fortunate to live beyond seventy-five years in our dying ecosystem. So, let’s be clear, God did not cause the COVID-19 virus, but He did not stop it either, allowing humanity to reap the consequences of their many sins.

Ok, now we turn our attention to the hotly debated vaccine. What is it, really, and should I take it? Let me say upfront, I don’t believe the world is attempting mass suicide because even those in power, making decisions about the vaccine, have children, grandchildren, and love life just as much as you do. This is not some massive plot to turn everyone into zombies so that they can be easily controlled. Nor is this their grand opportunity to put a chip in every person making them worship the coming beast. Fallen humanity has faced this disaster the same way they have faced every disaster since the dawn of time. They had called forth their wise men, their sages, and even their gods to help them solve their problems. Even now, in our modern age, they will still seek the counsel of their learned professors, scientists, and doctors to solve their current dilemma. Have you noticed who’s missing? No one is calling upon the One true God to seek His counsel (See Jeremiah 33:3). They are doing their research, but they are not asking God.

So, what does God say? Thus, saith the LORD of host, “I know that some of you are trying to partially do the right thing. You are trying to clean up your environment by reducing some of the toxins and chemicals that are killing your planet and my children. I know that you are way over your head with this virus because everyone knows that you have changed your methodology in creating this vaccine. It’s not a secret. I must tell you that it will have limited success because every soul’s biology [and DNA] are not exactly the same because of all the toxins from your environment, the chemicals from other drugs they have used, along with many other factors. I don’t fault you for trying to find a cure, but I do fault you for not seeing the major problem that has caused the virus in the first place.” From listening to the indwelling Spirit and my study of Scripture we know that each person must decide for themselves if they want to take the vaccine because as stated each person’s chemistry is different. It should be a choice. However, I believe it’s essential that we do one more thing if we ever hope to survive these plagues descending upon fallen humanity.

We must repent or the plagues will only get worse. I believe we are partially trying to do the right thing by cleaning up the environment but there’s one thing we lack causing things to go from bad to worse. Fallen humanity is still promoting their many prescription drugs for God’s children that have harmful side effects because their bodies were not created for all the toxins and chemicals. Fallen humanity must repent of all their gross immorality even if you attempt to justify it by legalizing it. Just because you have legalized abortion, homosexuality, the transgender, theft, corruption, along with many other sins does not justify them. If you think this virus is bad, what’s coming soon will horrify you. We must all repent before our most Holy God seeking His forgiveness, while we still have time. Please stop debating this topic, putting forth additional conspiracy theories, and get busy calling everyone to repentance. That’s the only true thing that will help. Repent now and seek God’s direction on taking the vaccine, it’s not for everyone, and may not be for you. Let it be your choice alone and then stand firm trusting in God’s mercy.

Please join me in Prayer

Good morning Heavenly Father. We pray for all of your children to stop their endless research for the truth by following the methods of the world. We pray that they will stop their endless research on Google, news media, and social media as if they were their gods. On the other hand, we pray that they will call unto you, the One true God, who has all the answers they seek and so much more. Thank you, Lord, for giving us the indwelling Spirit that always speaks with a soft voice of clarity, that’s so unlike the many confusing voices in the world. As you speak, for those who have studied your holy Scriptures, they will often receive the memory of a verse of Scripture that’s in total agreement with what you are saying in the Spirit. When you speak you always open up the Scriptures to a deeper, often hidden, meaning that we did not see before but so majestically aligns with the rest of Scripture. Thank you, Lord, for not changing but always being the Constant in the universe allowing your beloved children to see the deeper truth if we just ask you and stop our ridiculous research. We pray this in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” (Jeremiah 33:3).

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We Are Witnesses

We can weep over America and yell in The Halls of Government, but nothing will change its downward trajectory until they listen to the witness. We are witnesses. With our last breath, we will continue to witness. Yes, the beast is still coming to destroy the witness of God’s children, which we have seen in the global pandemic, social media, and the coming persecution. As we walk through each of these tragic areas meant to stop our witness, let’s listen to God allowing Him to open up new possibilities for a stronger witness in the twenty-first century. We want to be an effective witness, especially during these turbulent times. We are witnesses.

The global pandemic has kept God’s children from coming together in fellowship. So, we continue to pray that God will miraculously end this global pandemic. Until He does, as God’s children we should set an example by going the extra mile to ensure our own safety and the safety of others by wearing a face mask, doing sensible social distancing, washing hands, yes even our face, and wiping things down when we come home. We can still make eye contact allowing our eyes to shine brightly. As God’s faithful children we can still express sincere love, great joy, and incredible peace causing others to ask why we are so different. The Bible says, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” (I Peter 3:15). Our sanctification will shine brightly through our mask. Trust me, they will ask what makes you so different even if they are not interested in what you have to say. So, it’s essential that we answer back with meekness and fear of the Lord. Meekness is great strength under control remembering that we are God’s ambassadors speaking His words after Him. How glorious to witness God working through us breaking down their walls of hostility allowing them to feel our sincere love. We are witnesses.

Social Media is also destroying the witness of God’s children. It has introduced many different voices bringing great confusion to His beloved disciples. All of sudden everyone is a learned theologian, or a prophet called of God. Most of what is there will only confuse you causing you to question your faith or spend countless hours accomplishing nothing. We need to stop scrolling on social media. Only post your witness, which will be defined in this article, then leave immediately. Return only to address comments with the truth or to graciously thank others for sharing your article or post. Dear children, please don’t post anything about politics or post any personal information that can be used against you. Yes, we all need loving fellowship and that hasn’t changed from the beginning. The Bible says, And the LORD God said, it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him” (Genesis 2:18). However, as followers of Christ, we need to be careful seeking a personal relationship on social media where we cannot see their body language and examine their Spiritual fruit. We must look elsewhere, in places that we can make eye contact. We can also, learn how to write personal and spiritual letters, emails, or text messages (but not on FB, messenger, or other insecure sites). It is not our job to share what others have posted unless the Spirit leads us to be in total agreement. We are witnesses.

The coming persecution will identify God’s faithful remnant as religious extremists. Simply placing your hand on the Bible and claiming to be a church member does not make you any different than the rest of the world, well at least in America.  You can claim to be just about anything in America other than a Spirit-filled believer who is on fire for Christ. True transformed believers in Christ, who let their light shine in public, are considered to be fanatics by the fallen world. This will become a problem in the coming days. The Government has already set up a task force to combat domestic terrorism. In addition to other groups they are watching, such as, the White Supremacist and the Proud Boys, they will also specifically look for what they term as religious extremists, putting them under immediate surveillance. Unfortunately, this is now our legacy because many evangelical Christians supported the Trump presidency. The connection has already been made. I understand as of late that they are keeping what’s known as a social media score. They know who you are and what you believe in from all of your posts and if it does not align with the beliefs of those in power then your score goes down. This drop in score will limit the visibility of your post, while generating a notification to the new task force. No matter what our score is or what the government does, we must continue to be effective witnesses. We are witnesses.

As long as we have breath, we will witness the miracle of the transformation in Christ. This is the very thing that sets true believers apart from the rest of the world and even from those who claim to follow Christ. From our study of Scripture, we anticipated the transformation, that we would be made into a new creation, and that we would no longer be in bondage to the old life (see II Corinthians 5:17). We welcomed the Holy Spirit into our whole life asking Him to help us put off the old life and put on the new life in Christ (See Ephesians 4:22-24). Then we experienced the power of the Holy Spirit working in our lives every day. As the old life began to fall off and we started walking in our new life in Christ, we realized that before Christ our self-proclaimed righteousness was like filthy rags (See Isaiah 64:6). The Spirit entered into the deepest caverns of our soul to unearth the grossest of immorality that we had never realized were sins in the first place. If you are not excited about the transformation, then you need to go back to the Cross to understand its message of dying to self and following Christ in His death and resurrection. Friends, a leopard cannot change his spots, nor can we deny who we are and what we are becoming in Christ. This is our testimony. We are witnesses.

As long as we have breath, we will witness the dynamic of fellowship in the church that Christ instituted. Technology has robbed God’s children of so much. They can write out their thoughts. They can read and watch the thoughts of others on videos but there is something terribly missing. Where is the wonderful body language that videos can’t capture? Where is the soft caring voice? Where is the touch of virtue and power? It’s all missing in our technological age of computers, cellphones, and social media. We know now why Christ instituted the Church with a very special fellowship that defies understanding. We have lost something and we long to get it back. The gentle touch is much more than physical healing, it is a spiritual healing that touches the very soul of others. Only a cruel and wicked world will turn this godly touch into something it’s not. We pray, Oh Lord, that you will listen to the prayers of all your children and miraculously end this global pandemic. Although we understand that this could be God’s righteous hand of judgment disciplining His rebellious children, we do plead for mercy for His faithful remnant who are missing this very special and mystical fellowship of all coming together in His Name. This coming together will not only bring forth valuable lessons on how-to walk-in holiness but also spiritual healing from touching others and being touched. So precious is our fellowship one with another. We are witnesses.

As long as we have breath, we will witness God’s wrath falling upon unrepentant humanity. Let us proclaim boldly that the fallen world can pass measures to stop Global Warming, join The Paris Agreement, build their windmills, and drive their electric cars all day long but nothing will change. The earth will continue to slip into oblivion until everyone repents of their gross immorality and from turning their back on God. The fires will continue to rage engulfing entire states and destroying whole cities and neighborhoods. The earthquakes will continue to grow in number and strength. Volcanoes will spew hot lava and ash across entire continents. The flooding will continue to overtake all of our shorelines pushing people further inland. Hurricanes and tornadoes will unleash their fury beyond their normal seasons. Nothing will stop the righteous hand of God but sincere repentance. As God’s witnesses, we must call upon fallen humanity to repent. We must be bold in telling them to: “Stop your sexual immorality. Stop your integration of psychology into God’s sufficient truth. Stop doling out mind-altering drugs to God’s children. Stop worshiping at the altar of other religions by assimilating their teachings with God’s holy truth. Stop denying the exclusiveness of Christianity. Stop the slaughter of unborn children. Stop turning your back on God and stop persecuting His beloved children.” Dear children, we must not fear the world and what they can do, rather we should fear the One who has the power to cast us into hell (See Luke 12:5). We must proclaim the truth with the hope that fallen humanity will repent. We are witnesses.

Please Join Me in Prayer

Good morning Heavenly Father. We pray Father that we will always represent you well as ambassadors for Christ. We pray that all that we say and all that we do has the same goal in mind, to reconcile people to you. Thank you, Father, for breaking down the wall of hostility and making reconciliation possible. Thank you, Lord Jesus, that this was accomplished through your death on the Cross to pay the penalty for the sins of the entire world. Thank you that we can now receive forgiveness for all of our sin’s past, present, and future through faith. Thank you that Jesus Christ not only came to show us the way; He is the Way to eternal life by believing in His glorious resurrection from the dead and ascension to heaven. Thank you, Father, that there is great power in the Cross to give us a brand-new life, as we are raised up with Christ from the dead through faith and trust in you alone. We pray that this glorious Gospel will always be on the lips of your children so that we can represent you well as ambassadors for Christ. We pray this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” (II Corinthians 5:20).

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Stand Firm Against the Coming Beast

The beast is coming to destroy the witness of God’s children. In the first great persecution of Christians, they were falsely accused or blamed for burning down a section of Rome. Two thousand years later history is on the brink of repeating itself. We don’t know at this point how much of America will be burnt down if any at all, but we do know that there has been a tremendously large deployment of troops in and around Washington DC along with other strategic areas throughout the country specifically for the inauguration. Fear from the political leadership has driven this deployment along with their aggressive hunt for all those who made it inside the Capital, on January 6th, even if their actions were not nefarious. The connection has already been made. All intruders were followers of Trump, which primarily included Christians who conservatively fought with him against abortion, the increasing scourge of sexual immorality, the invasion of illegals across our Southern border, the unending foreign wars, the ridiculous treaty with Iran, and his opposition to a New World Order. We also supported his Middle East peace deals with Israel and the moving of our embassy to Jerusalem just to name a few. Yes, the connection has been made, so if anything happens, we will be blamed. The beast is coming.

Although I am confident that our people will not cause any damage to life or property, we do know it will not let us off the hook. We will be blamed as followers of Trump and the persecution will begin. So, how do we stand firm against what’s coming? We do so by recovering the forgotten fruit of the Spirit. The Bible says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23). Although we hear a lot about love, joy, peace, and faith, we hear very little about gentleness and goodness. Moreover, we hear almost nothing about longsuffering, meekness, and temperance. Let me suggest that these three, longsuffering, meekness, and temperance are the forgotten fruits of the Spirit, the lack of which, will have the most devastating effect upon God’s children living in the West when persecution comes. Persecution, the shackles of slavery discussed previously, and a lack of faith will cause the great falling away. Most will be unable to stand against the beast or the fires of persecution because they have not cultivated these Spiritual fruits in their life and by not having a correct understanding of their faith. How tragic.

So, let’s begin by learning how to cultivate this missing Spiritual fruit in the believer’s life, then we will correct our understanding of faith so that we can stand firm in the coming days. Although we will only be looking at the three fruits of the Spirit that have been largely ignored in the modern-day, we must cultivate all the fruit. The Bible says, “… against such there is no law” because the fruit of the Spirit is brought forth by cultivation and not through obedience to the law. Simply put, we must walk in all the Spiritual fruit, every moment of every day. In the beginning, it will be most difficult because you are not used to it. It will feel awkward and even a bit strange, but the Spirit will help you to overcome these feelings. The more you walk in the Spiritual fruit the more it’s cultivated, helping you to stand firm as God’s children. So, let’s start with the Spiritual fruit of “temperance” variously translated as self-control. It describes the inner strength by which a man takes hold of himself, refusing to be swept along by errant desires or impulses. He looks at everything critically asking if God approves it.

We have all desired to be free from the downward spiral of our society that’s bringing forth the grossest of immorality and teaching our children that it’s acceptable. We may not have approved of all that Trump did or said, but he did hold up our moral imperatives, so we greatly desired to see him continue to serve another four years. As stated above, we liked many of his policies and have abhorred the thought of having them all changed with the new administration. Many of us have prayed, we have marched, and some have even cried. Yet, nothing has helped to change the reality that a new president is taking office in a couple of days and everything is going to change. Dear friends, we don’t need to look far to see how Satan is using this by sending forth his seducing spirits causing us to chase after different conspiracy theories, promising to give us our heart’s desire. We have lost all control. It’s much easier to accept the conspiracy theory rather than accept the reality that we have lost. It’s much easier to give in to our passions, aroused by the conspiracy theories, to strike back at the other side. However, we must cultivate the Spiritual fruit of temperance (or self-control) for it’s essential to our freedom, from the tyranny of the flesh.

Dear children, even if your conspiracy theories are true, we must still maintain self-control. I am afraid if we don’t cultivate temperance (self-control), then we will be led to strike back causing the political establishment to blame us. If we are blamed, for what is soon to come, then we will be persecuted. If that happens, then let’s hope that you have begun to cultivate the next Spiritual fruits of meekness and longsuffering. For you will need them to stand firm. Meekness is a tremendously beautiful fruit of the Spirit, Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5). They inherit the earth because they have kept their great strength under control, which is precisely the meaning, strength under control. They would not do or say anything without first checking with their Father in heaven. Christians would fare a lot better if they cultivated this Spiritual fruit. To check with your Father does not make you weak, to the contrary, you will need your strength to either stop what you are doing (self-control) or to proceed with a very difficult task that He has given you to do. Unfortunately, many have been led astray by the seducing spirits because they did not check with the Father, either prior to listening to them or allowing Him to interpret what it says, before believing it and sharing it on social media.

Now we turn our attention to the Spiritual fruit of “longsuffering” variously translated (forbearance or patience). This is an amazing Spiritual fruit, which is also an attribute of God (See Romans 2:4). When people come against you with false accusations, hurtful language, or even physical blows hoping to rile you, we must choose to suffer rather than retaliate. We remain calm displaying the other Spiritual fruits of love, joy, peace, gentleness, and goodness. Let me be very clear, if you have not been cultivating the fruit of longsuffering in your Christian walk, you will have a most difficult time doing it during the persecution. You can start today in all of your relationships. Don’t let anger overtake you. Cast out those unwanted thoughts of revenge immediately. Stop making excuses for your explosive temper. Demonstrate forbearance toward others even if you completely disagree with them. As they come against you demonstrate patience by turning the other cheek or going the extra mile (See Matthew 5:39-41). Don’t render evil for evil but follow God’s Word that says, “Be not overcome of evil but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21). Keep this also in mind while in the heat of it, the Bible says, “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord” (Romans 12:19). Dear children, to follow the seducing spirits believing in their conspiracy theories will only cause you to strike back at the other side, contrary to who we are in Christ. God forbid.

Of course, without faith, it’s impossible to please the Lord and stand firm. The Spiritual fruit of faith defines who we are in Christ. A lot of people say they have faith but don’t understand all that it means. Faith is much more than just believing the facts. Even Satan believes the facts and we know that his destiny is the lake of fire. Faith also means trustworthiness, fidelity, and total dependence upon God. Our first allegiance is always to God trusting Him alone for the care of our whole body and Spirit. We depend upon God for all of life, realizing that we cannot do anything apart from Him. This is the kind of faith we will need when persecution comes against God’s holy children. Persecution will start by silencing our witness. Once our witness has been successfully silenced, then the beast will arise (See Revelation 11:7). I hope that you can see by now, that all of this Spiritual fruit is essential to help you stand firm in the coming days of intense persecution. The beast is coming. The persecution is coming. Only God’s faithful children who are cultivating the fruit of the Spirit will be able to stand firm. All others will fall as they follow the seducing spirits of our age sent by Satan himself. God help us to stand firm. The beast is coming.

Rev. Blair has recorded this Blog Article as a Tribulation Radio Show in HD Video with local vocalists, prayers, and much more to the glory of God. Please Click Here

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A Nation Rushes into Darkness

This has been a dark day. Some brave souls tried to throw off the yoke of tyranny and stand up to the corruption that has occupied this country for a very long time. They attempted to follow the mandate given to them by the original signers of the Constitution. They marched in the streets, waved their flags, and mounted the steps of the capital. Their voices rang out from sea to sea crying for freedom. However, with the malicious broadcasting from a corrupt media and the senseless killing of a beautiful female patriot it all ended quickly and in vain. No longer was the country just slipping into darkness, it was now going full steam ahead preparing to reverse all the measures put into place by the previous administration. Controlling both houses of Congress and the presidency will hasten their path to all the evil we had feared most. God help us!

The grossest of sexual immorality and abominations will be openly displayed in the streets of our great cities for even our children to see. Legalized drugs will turn most into zombies or lifeless drones ready to worship every new leader promising a bigger stimulus check. Socialized medicine and abortion on demand will be glorified by those in power that limits expanded healthcare to only the elite and legalization to destroy new life from the dregs of society. Churches will be filled with the syncretism of different faiths and the open embrace of unconverted perverts that flag in their zeal. As capitalism gives way to socialism, the drive to succeed will be exchanged for a bitter life of normalcy where the bright colors of change will turn into the same ole stale color of drabness seen in the increasing number of homeless occupying our inner cities.

So, what are we to do? As believers in Christ, we can no longer put our hope in the political establishment. We must put our hope in the power of the Gospel that can still change people from the inside out; that still has the power of transformation. Although our dark dreary colors of socialism will remain the same, the bright light of God’s glory will shine forth majestically from our faces for all to see. Our true churches will be the gathering of the Saints holding tightly to the unchanging Gospel. We will practice our belief in the sufficiency of Scripture. We will stand firm in our belief in the exclusiveness of Christianity. We will cherish all life and trust God to supply all of our needs. We will reject the slavery to drugs, learning rather to cultivate the Spiritual fruit of patience and long-suffering that leads to a robust freedom in Christ. As God’s faithful remnant we will walk in love for one another, with great joy in our hearts, and a peace that truly defies understanding. We will not lose our hope for our true citizenship is in heaven.

We will no longer put our hope in the political establishment. We will put our hope in Christ who still reigns in the hearts of His children. We will continue to make every effort to share the eternal Gospel, not to just a select group on social media, but to all in whom we come into contact. Our Gospel will not consist of political rhetoric but will only be filled with the truth that God is ready to forgive anyone who turns from their sins and follows Christ in truth and righteousness. Our Gospel will demonstrate how people called by God can live beautiful, transformed lives in every political government in the world. We will not only survive but we will stand against the coming beast with this very powerful Gospel proclaiming it from the rooftops if necessary. As the nation rushes into darkness, we will stand firm in the light of God’s glory.

Please Join Me in Prayer

Good morning Heavenly Father. Oh Lord, we are seeing all the earmarks of the coming persecution against your beloved children. Our eyes are being opened to see how a few bad people and few other zealous souls inspired by conspiracy theories on the fringes of the faith are being lumped together with all of your beloved children. Many millions of your true children who were marching against the tyranny of a corrupt government in a peaceful protest are now being linked together with what the news media is calling an insurrection. The corrupt news media went quickly from calling it a peaceful protest, to calling us all a mob, to now calling us all insurrectionist because of a few bad actors. We pray that this will not open a door to the coming persecution of all of your beloved children. We pray that respected voices in the Christian community will lift up their voices against a corrupt media who are fanning the flames of discontent and paving the way toward open persecution against your beloved children. Let us only suffer persecution for living a godly life. We pray this in the blessed Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (II Timothy 3:12).

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