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Dear Christian, You’re Fighting the Wrong Battle

I will not spend much time showing you that you’re fighting the wrong battle, but I will spend much more time showing you how to fight the real battle being waged for your souls. There is a spiritual battle raging in the world today that’s causing great harm. This massive hysteria is driving people to the threshold of insanity where their old feelings of stress and anxiety look unbelievably mild in comparison. Many people I have talked to have a most difficult time managing this new normal as they struggle to keep up with their face mask, remembering to sanitize everything they bring home, to washing their hands again and again. Many complain about not being able to attend church, visit close friends, or even see members of one’s own family. All of this, however, barely scratches the surface of what people are going through, the unspoken pain they are experiencing, as they face another plague infecting the entire world. For some, what’s most intolerable is their inability to stay focused, to maintain their schedules, and to accomplish what they desire. Moreover, they feel like a reed blowing in the wind, as they try to grasp what’s really going on in the world. This causes them to follow one conspiracy theory after another. Yet, none of them can help them to find solace with what’s happening in their souls. What’s going on?

Dear children, you are in the midst of a Great War being waged between the children of light and the children of darkness. You are in a great spiritual war for the souls of all humanity. The powers of darkness have created this mass hysteria causing God’s children to fight the wrong battle. For many months now most believers have been fighting the wrong battle. The battle is not political, it’s not racial, it’s not left against right, or red against blue, it’s not even religious. It’s not about which drug is the best effective cure against the latest virus, it’s not about uncovering some deep state, and it’s not about wearing a mask or not wearing one. It is not about all the conspiracy theories flooding the internet and social media. No, the real battle is against the mass hysteria created by the powers of darkness to keep us bewildered and confused. This is the great deception that will usher in the man of lawlessness. It has always been a ploy in warfare to misdirect the opposing forces. That’s exactly what we see happening with this mass hysteria. Unfortunately, it’s working all too well. The only thing that will make a difference, that will keep your soul from being destroyed by the enemy is to join in the fight, to learn how to wage war with the real enemy of your soul, before it’s too late.

Allow me to digress just for a moment and tell you why the enemy is winning. He is winning because he is keeping you occupied. Let that sink in for a moment. The old devil wants to keep you so busy with the nonessentials, going one way and then another, that you don’t realize that you are being destroyed by the enemy. He is taking you captive to do his will. Dear children, take this warning seriously. If you don’t, one day soon, you will wake up to complete poverty of spirit, soul, and everything else that had any meaning to you. It will all be lost. The war is being waged now. You can either be a casualty of war or you can be a soldier for Christ. The choice is yours. If you chose to be a soldier, as a child of the light, then let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work. The first thing we must do is refocus our efforts. This will be the biggest stumbling block for most, so we will begin with that first. Refocus your efforts! Stop doing what you have been doing. Stop your research. The enemy is causing all this hysteria robbing you of your time and extinguishing your light. Stop chasing after every conspiracy theory or false prophecy. This is the first step and the most difficult.

Once you have successfully stopped chasing the wind then it’s time to redeem all the time. Yes, you knew I would speak about time management. This is extremely important because you will need all that extra time, and even more. I could tell you to put on the full armor of God, as outlined in my book, Stand Firm, or I could tell you many more things about spiritual warfare, which would all be great, but today I just want you to focus on two simple, yet profound truths. These truths will not only make you a soldier in the battle, but it will also give you hope in overcoming the wiles of the devil and standing victoriously with the faithful remnant at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The Bible says, “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keeps the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 12:17). Of course, the dragon is also known as Satan or the devil who wages a very destructive and demoralizing war with not only fallen humanity but the children of light or the faithful remnant. We will take two great lessons from this passage of Scripture. The remnant is obedient to all of God’s commandments and secondly, they hold on tenaciously to the testimony of Jesus Christ.

It’s these two marks (or hallmarks if you prefer) that will get you off the sidelines and put you in battle as His soldier against the powers of darkness. It’s these two attributes that will allow you to participate in the glorious victory at Christ’s Second Coming. So, please, let’s not take them lightly but rather eagerly put them into your life. Let’s begin with obedience to all of God’s commandments. Although we have been gloriously saved by God’s grace, we know that we are still required to obey all of His beautiful commandments because He has written them on our hearts through the Holy Spirit. This is a true mark of the faithful remnant. We have been given these blessed commandments to show us how to be true lights in a very dark world. The more we learn and obey, the brighter our light becomes. The remnant of God will have a tremendous desire not only to study every commandment but to apply them to their lives. Our obedience to all of His commandments will powerfully change us from the inside out and will magnificently impact the world for Christ.

Come join me in this great spiritual battle – in obedience, we don’t ever deny the Father or the Son but openly acknowledge them at all times and in every place with great joy in our hearts (See I John 2:23). In obedience, we don’t grieve the Holy Spirit by ignoring His leading to speak unafraid and powerfully to the fallen world (See Ephesians 4:30). In obedience, we will share our sincere love with all people by being kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving (See Ephesians 4:31-32). In obedience, we will build others up with appropriate and gracious words of encouragement (See I Thessalonians 5:11, and Ephesians 4:29). In obedience, we will practice non-retaliation, soundly defeating the enemy as we go (See Matthew 5:38-48). In obedience, we will rejoice and be glad at all times (See Philippians 4:4). What joy it is to see the powerful impact we have upon the world through obedience to all of God’s commandments. As you can see this takes time and effort as you begin to realize the treasure trove of His beautiful commands and the time it takes to actively apply them to your life. When we are obedient, we don’t have time to chase after every conspiracy theory released by the powers of darkness to keep us busy and confused.

But that’s not all. The other true mark of the faithful remnant is our testimony of Jesus Christ. We hear a lot of testimony these days, but we don’t hear the testimony of Jesus Christ. The testimony of Jesus Christ has not changed in over two thousand years. His testimony will proclaim loudly, that through faith we are delivered from the bondage of this world and translated to a life of blessed happiness beyond measure. Hallelujah! (See Colossians 1:13) We will proclaim, that Christ changes us from the inside out through the power of the Holy Spirit. We proclaim that. He is preparing us for eternity. Every moment of every day is needed for this transformation in Christ. As we are being changed, we will be witnesses of the great joy being formed up in us. We find that we are unable to contain this great joy as we miraculously become lights in a dark world. Once His truth is firmly planted in us then we become soldiers of the Cross as the enemy attacks us at every turn denying the truth being planted in our souls. As the war rages against our souls, the powers of darkness will deny the truth that God can really forgive our past, striking it from our memories, and making us into new creations. We must allow people to see this powerful change taking place in our lives. Praise God!

Now, come with me. Let’s testify for Christ – the testimony of Jesus Christ proclaims that the world should not be surprised by what’s happening. All of these plagues have been foretold as the direct consequence of their turning away from God and practicing their wickedness (See Revelation 9:20-21). Thanks to Hollywood, higher education, and the News Media we have plummeted into the depths of immorality. The testimony of Jesus Christ proclaims loudly that mankind’s many difficulties in life arise from them denying God’s ability to give them everything they need for life and godliness (See II Peter 1:2-3). Thanks to the lies of psychology the whole world has gone into bondage. The testimony of Jesus Christ proclaims that through faith in Jesus Christ He makes us into new creations where old things truly pass away (See II Corinthians 5:17). The testimony of Jesus Christ proclaims to the world that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and unless they repent, then eternal damnation awaits them in the fiery pits of hell (See Romans 3:23, and Matthew 13:42). We should never be afraid to proclaim the testimony of Jesus Christ for therein lies the greatest blessings for His beloved children.

In conclusion, this is the fight that we have been called to, but as the title says, many are fighting the wrong battle. As they try to plummet the depths of evil and then share what they have discovered, then they are fighting the wrong battle. The more they do this, the deeper they will sink into darkness extinguishing whatever light they had. When they do this then they will no longer be effective in the Kingdom of God. Don’t think for a moment that you can just sit on the sidelines. If you do, then you will be destroyed. You think it’s bad now just wait. This will take faith; it will take time. I implore you to redeem the time and join the battle today against the powers of darkness that have engineered this mass hysteria. Stand Firm dear children though obedience and proclaiming the testimony of Jesus Christ. Amen

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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.

The Bible is clear about what to expect as we near the end. Lying deception will lead the entire world into darkness, which will also cause many of God’s children to also slip into darkness. What brings tears to my eyes is that they don’t even know that they are being led astray through lying deception. If we look at the word “lying” it goes by many different names, such as exaggerating, fibbing, a little white lie, excluding or withholding information, doing it for the sake of others (the end justifies the means), deceit, and deception. No matter what you call it, it’s still a lie and God knows it. It also puts you on a very slippery slope where one lie, always leads to another, severing your relationship with a Holy God and putting you in league with the devil. Jesus said that the devil is the father of lies (See John 8:44). Remember, when Christ said that, He was talking to the religious people of His day. If we take a hard look at these religious leaders of Christ’s day, we will agree, that much of what they taught and stood for appeared to be righteous in the eyes of the people. On the other hand, Jesus saw much deeper into their lives seeing their hypocrisy and their masterful twisting of God’s truth. He saw how their lies were leading God’s people astray allowing them to slip into darkness.

Unfortunately, we are seeing the same thing today, not only in religion but also in politics. In both cases, they have given the people just enough truth to lead them astray and down a very slippery slope into darkness. It’s called lying deception! Here is the big problem with lying deception in our day, it takes our eyes off of God’s promises. If we lose sight of the promises, then we will never become what God wants us to be and we will not be able to stand firm during the tribulation. This puts the onus on us. If we hear a lie, then we must either rebuke it or turn away from it immediately. To share the lie on Social Media or with others in person makes you a partner in the lie allowing you to suffer the same consequences. We have all seen these lies on the internet, YouTube, and Social Media grow exponentially leading more of God’s precious children into Satan’s dark web of deceit. Let me be very clear that the powers of darkness always add some truth to their lies to make them more appealing and convincing. That’s why they’re so deceptive. Any lies no matter how small must lead us to reject the entire premise or statement. Remember, the lie takes your eyes off the promises, which will cause you to slip into darkness.

In another place, it says, “Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight” (Proverbs 12:22). If telling a lie is an abomination to God, which it is, then calling Him a liar is also an abomination. Let that sink in! Everything written in His Word, that we call the Bible, is truth. If God promises to do something, then we must believe it. To doubt God’s Word is the same as calling Him a liar and puts us on a very slippery slope into darkness. Let’s look at three great promises, especially important for our day. The first promise is that Jesus Christ will return for His Church. This is our great hope. Christ promises to come back but only after the great apostasy or falling away and the revealing of the man of lawlessness (See II Thessalonians 2:3). This is important and rather interesting when most biblical scholars agree that the man of lawlessness will not come or be revealed until we are already in the midst of the Great Tribulation (See Revelation 13). Unfortunately, many will give up when things get really bad or when they don’t see Christ coming secretly to rapture the church before the Great Tribulation. Many will fall away and slip into darkness. Although most Christians are on solid ground when it comes to the obvious sins (for example: killing the unborn child and telling little boys that it’s ok to be a little girl or accepting that it’s ok to burn for the same-sex) they fall woefully short when it comes to believing all the promises. And to do so, causes you to slip into darkness.

Again, the major problem is the deceptive lies; lies that take your eyes off the promise! Allow me to digress a bit. When we answer God’s call by believing in the Gospel, we almost immediately feel great as the Spirit of the living God comes and dwells in our hearts. We sense an urgent need to stop doing the many things that we considered bad and then learn how to act by following the example we see in other Christians. However, it typically stops there for most, because they don’t believe the promises, then they start to slip, a little bit here and a little bit there. Those around you may give you great encouragement telling you to try a little harder by going to more church activities or visit the counselors who are trained to help, to keep you from slipping further into the darkness. Here’s the problem. They may have studied the promises and even memorized them, but they never really believed them and without true belief, they will slip back into the darkness with all the same old problems. These promises need more, they need faith and trust that God will deliver on His promises. As we look at the next two promises you judge for yourself if you really believe them.

The next promise says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Corinthians 5:17). These are true words! No matter what we suffered in the past, no matter how many bad things we have done, no matter how much our past life haunts us, all that will pass away. God promises to make us into a brand-new person, a new creation. Now, let’s look at the next promise. This promise says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (II Peter 1:3). We must trust God to give us everything needed for transformation, to become everything that He wants us to be. As we read and study His Word the indwelling Spirit is with us every step of the way showing us how to put off the old life and how to put on the new life in Christ. If we truly believe the promise, then every day we will look for this transformation to take place in our lives (See II Corinthians 3:18). The deceptive lie is that God cannot fulfill His promises in your lives, so you need help from the professionals of psychiatry. If you don’t believe the promises and aren’t growing in the Lord, chances are you are slipping back into darkness. If you read carefully II Peter 1:4, you will understand the great value of believing in and living out God’s precious promises. I am weeping for God’s children as we enter the Great Tribulation and the great apostasy, especially as I witness many of His children slipping into darkness.

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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.

Let me say upfront, that listening is an art, it takes a lot of hard work. So, if you are interested, then let’s proceed. Remember, dear children, true friends listen to one another. And if God is your friend then we must learn how to listen, to really listen. Let’s be clear, God is not a man! If we are not listening, and God knows it, then He will not speak. It is a proven fact, that man has become very good at pretending that he is listening when he is not. Man has learned how to conveniently turn off his hearing, even while smiling when he does not want to hear what the other person is saying, especially if the other person is casting insults at the speed of light or making idle threats. No, I can tell you exactly what they are doing. Instead of listening, they are thinking about their response, ready to launch it the moment they get an opening. You might be thinking, what does this have to do with listening to God? Everything! When most people enter their prayer closet, they have their opening and off they go with a laundry list of complaints, or things they need or want to see accomplished. When they do, they are not listening. They may be storming the gates of heaven, but they are not listening.

Typically what happens when a person enters his prayer closet with his laundry list, even if he ends it with a generalized plea to lead me, guide me, and speak to me, it’s only done to cover all the bases because he has not learned how to listen. So, the starting place must be, after you have emptied your laundry list, then you must empty your mind. Yes, you heard me correctly, empty your mind of everything. No, I never did say, that this would be easy! Clear your mind completely and be ready to hear His every word. This should be the same when we approach His words in the Bible. Empty your mind of all that you have been taught, along with all of your preconceived ideas, and allow God to speak to you through His words in the Bible. I can easily spend two to three hours on one verse of Scripture allowing God to speak to me before moving on to the next verse. Roll the verse over and over again in your mind blocking out anything and everything that would pull your mind away. Now coming to God completely alone without anything but a blank slate, nothing in your mind, with no preconceived ideas, and no laundry list of prayer requests may seem to be a little more difficult, but it doesn’t need to be so. For the novice, you will always need to begin by bringing the Holy Scripture with you, at least until His Word is firmly planted in your heart. The indwelling Spirit will often pull upon the Scripture bringing it to your mind, even using Scripture that you may not have looked at in years.

Now that you have completely emptied your mind of those preconceived ideas on what God is permitted to say, those ideas that must align with your own pathetic, contradicting theology, then you are ready to listen to your true friend. A word of caution is necessary at this point, God will not contradict or violate His own words in the Bible (His actual words, not your interpretation of them). So, the very important next step is, we must be willing to spend all the time necessary in silence and solitude. The ancient Christians could spend days doing this, whereas moderns have a most difficult time spending more than a half-hour and if it’s a full hour then they make a big show of it. Also, the time, choice of time, and length of time come directly from God, or you are wasting your time. The time could come in the middle of the night, or when you are getting ready for bed, or it can come when you purposely enter your prayer closet for no other reason than to hear the voice of God. It can also come when you are quietly praising and thanking the Lord for everything that He has done for you. Just be ready at any time or any place to hear that beautiful still small voice of God. How thrilling it is to hear the voice of God.

Finally, this is exactly how we should feel about hearing the voice of our true earthly friends, especially our brothers and sisters in the Lord. Unfortunately, we don’t really want to hear from them any more than we want to hear from God unless they or He says exactly what we want to hear. This is why we have so much division in the world today and it’s getting worse by the moment. The divisions keep splintering again and again into smaller groups of people who just want to hear what they have to say. They love their own little echo chambers accented by social media. There is no wonder why there are so many divorces, so many denominations, so many different hate groups, and so many demonstrations. No one wants to listen, to really listen to what the other person has to say, and this includes God, the One who created us. I have seen this many times in how people communicate on messenger or text messages. Before you ever get finished with your message the other person is already typing away, without ever taking the time to read what you had just written. Dear children, true friends want to listen to one another. Are you a true friend of God?

Until you truly learn to listen to what others say, you will miss much of what God is saying. Although God often speaks to us through the indwelling Spirit during our times of silence and solitude, He also speaks through others when they don’t even know that they are being used as God’s mouthpiece. Maybe it’s just one word spoken unbeknownst to them that will open a whole new understanding of God’s magnificent plan for your life. God has been speaking a lot lately and no one is listening. The Bible says, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27). “Thus saith the Lord,” appears to be falling on deaf ears. We are living in perilous times when everyone is divided against one another with two old men vying to lead the country. One supposedly just speaking in gaffs, while the other one supposedly just speaking in lies. We really need to hear what God wants to say to the hearts and minds of His children, His true friends. Are you listening? Let me suggest that you review last week’s video of what God is saying to us now. The name of the video is, “To the Christians Living in America.” No matter how bad the world becomes, don’t let it affect you. You can follow all their rules as long as they don’t violate God’s beautiful commandments and still let your light shine. Yes, even through a mask. I just learned last week that our eyes shine brightly even when others can’t see our big smile and the love of God in our hearts. Dear children, stand firm and listen to hear God’s voice.

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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.

Call forth the remnant who have their minds and hearts stayed upon me; those who are not chasing the latest conspiracy theories, or the many false prophecies spawned by the evil one. Call them out from those who are consumed by darkness leading them in one direction and then another. Call them out from their general assemblies to meet alone with me in their prayer closets or in smaller fellowship groups who have rejected the darkness and are only embracing the light of my glory. Let them fellowship with those who have made a commitment to grow up spiritually from one degree of glory to another. Let them all aim for transformation in Christ by walking only in my statutes and commandments. As children of the light, they have already rejected all the teachings from the world on how to live a fulfilled life and even their advice on how to live a bountiful life in Christ. Darkness has invaded the churches of man because they have embraced all the godless teachings of the world. As children of light, they must come out from the darkness before it’s too late.

The powerful delusion sent by God has already fallen upon the world causing them to believe the lie because they have rejected the truth. The Great Apostasy has already begun filling the land with its many lies about the things to come. Remember, dear children the entire world will worship the dragon, Satan, who gives his power to the Beast or the Antichrist to rule over the hearts and minds of fallen humanity. Those in darkness will try and convince you that you have more time. They will tell you that it’s possible to overcome the darkness by electing the right leaders and reversing many of the immoral things that your country has embraced for many years. Remember, things are not what they appear for darkness has filled your land along with your leaders both political and religious. Come out from among them now or experience the full wrath being poured out on all unrighteousness. The time is short. The trumpets are sounding, and the bowls of God’s wrath are getting ready to be poured out. Come out from among them, dear children, for things, are not what they appear.

The next thing on the horizon is the revealing of the man of lawlessness, so please see my previous article about the coming man of lawlessness, “The World’s Preparing for a Savior” on this secure website.

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