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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.

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The New Slave Trade in America (Video)

We have all become slaves to very powerful entities without even knowing it. The slave trade is nothing new to an unregenerate world. This slavery has taken on many different forms affecting millions of people in every decade since the dawn of creation. We won’t be fighting for the rights of an enslaved race of people as William Wilberforce did in England many years ago. No, we will be fighting a new slave trade, in our present day, that has captured the souls of all humanity, not just in America. After watching this eye-opening video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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The New Slave Trade in America

We have all become slaves to very powerful entities without even knowing it. The slave trade is nothing new to an unregenerate world. This slavery has taken on many different forms affecting millions of people in every decade since the dawn of creation. We won’t be fighting for the rights of an enslaved race of people as William Wilberforce did in England many years ago. No, we will be fighting a new slave trade, in our present day, that has captured the souls of all humanity, not just in America. We will still be fighting big money as before, that some say, is holding up the very foundations of our economy. Dear friends, we have become salves to a much greater power than just plantation owners and sugar producers seeking to make a profit by using slaves brought over from Africa. We have unknowingly become slaves to many things which would take more than just this one article to describe. So, we will only concentrate our efforts on one thing that’s holding humanity hostage to a life of slavery.

We as a people have become slaves to our drugs or big Pharma. There is really no end to this slavery. They keep coming up with more drugs, almost daily, to supposedly cure our every physical and mental condition, caused in large part by the introduction of new toxins into our environment, processed foods, and side effects from the drugs. Drugs are a huge topic, consisting of recreational or street drugs, mind altering drugs typically used to treat never-ending psychological disorders, and prescription drugs used to treat our physical problems or relieve every little pain. If you add to this, all the over-the-counter drugs, legalized marijuana, and vitamins, we can easily see how the production of these drugs through the pharmaceutical industry has had a tremendous impact upon the world economy, affecting every area of society. These drugs are easily distributed by street drug dealers, medical doctors, pharmacies, drugstores, and even online stores. However, what will mainly concern us today is the heart-breaking slavery to these drugs, precipitated by flashy advertisements, promising pain free happy lives, enjoying all that life can offer.

Not every drug causes hard core addiction. However, every drug can lead to an unrealized habit of taking the drug for years, continually subjecting our bodies to their side effects that grow worse the more we take the drug. Yes, every drug has a side effect, and our bodies are paying the price physically, psychologically, and even Spiritually. We have unknowingly become slaves to the big pharmaceutical companies. These drugs are not the end of the story. Our slavery runs much deeper. Every year there are new viruses affecting the entire world from the seasonal flu to the latest pandemic of COVID-19. Never fear, for big Pharma rushes to the rescue with another vaccine to solve our problem, which they may, in part, have caused in the first place. It’s not the subject of this article to cast blame. On the other hand, it is my greatest desire to set the captives free from the slavery of these drugs and what they are doing to our bodies. Moreover, how these drugs are adversely affecting our Spiritual life.

Perhaps it is no accident that the word pharmaceutical comes from the Greek word (pharmakeia, a drug, the ministering of drugs) (lit. or fig.) means sorcery, witchcraft that’s used in Galatians 5:22 where the Apostle lists the carnal sins of the flesh. The sorcerers monopolized the word, pharmakeia, for a while in their magical arts and used it in connection to idolatry, which is quite instructive for our current study. God is fiercely opposed to any kind of idolatry because it transfers a person’s trust and worship in someone or something other than having total reliance upon God. Let that sink in. Drugs have become the world’s new idols. Idols that cannot see or talk but can lead the entire world to the altar of worship by depending upon drugs almost exclusively to bring forth health and happiness, apart from depending on God alone. Furthermore, their dependence is so strong that they are willing to overlook the many side-effects that are violating Scripture that says, “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (I Corinthians 3:17).

I know that healthy eating, drinking plenty of water, and exercising will not solve every problem. On the other hand, I am convinced that following and trusting in God’s council alone will solve all of your psychological problems. It will also help you solve many, if not most, of your physical problems through a right mindset, proper discipline, patience and long-suffering. It’s a proven fact that most ailments will just go away on their own if we are patient and learn to endure through the grace of long-suffering (a fruit of the Spirit). Now let me be very clear, I am not suggesting that you just throw away all of your medication. No, you may have been in bondage a very long time and it will take time to break those bondages. It will take time to become free from the shackles of slavery. The good news is you can begin today by believing the Gospel that God is not kidding; that He truly wants to make you into a new creation free from all the bondages of the old life (See II Corinthians 5:17).

So, how do we walk in this freedom? The Bible says, “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway” (I Corinthians 9:27). A little historical research really brings this verse to life especially if the Spirit is opening the door. “Keep under my body” is to render a knockout blow causing a black and blue eye literally. This is the aim of the Apostle, to render a knockout blow to the old sin nature who wants to feed our vanity, control our every thought, subject our body to the grossest of immorality, and participate in the willful destruction of our bodies. The Apostle’s intent on subjecting his whole body to the Lordship of Jesus Christ is that he would not be considered a “castaway.” If he became a castaway his preaching would be in vain. He would miss the mark and his entrance to heaven. Therefore, he chose freedom in Christ over slavery to the whims and cravings of the body.

We walk in the freedom of Christ by putting our body, especially our old sin nature, under subjection, no longer allowing it to control our every thought and action. This will take a lot of hard work but not impossible for God’s holy children. No, we won’t be beating our body into subjection as some of the ancients did by causing tremendous abuse or damage to their bodies. We will allow the indwelling Spirit to have full reign in our bodies every moment of every day, allowing Him to bring forth and cultivate Spiritual fruit. 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). This Spiritual fruit in the believer’s life is the key to a healthy body and good mental health. If we consistently put off the old life, the works of the flesh (see Galatians 5:19-21) while at the same time putting on the new life in Christ by allowing the Spirit to bring forth his fruit the shackles of slavery will fall off. This is not wishful thinking, it is reality.

Here is the beauty of God’s truth, experiencing the great exchange that leads to total freedom in Christ.  Put off the old life of idolatry (misplaced trust), sorcery (drug dependence) and put on the new life producing the fruit of longsuffering (enduring the pain) and faith (trusting in God). Yes, there will be a great struggle between the old life and the new life in Christ, but the end result is love, joy, and peace as opposed to a life of hatred, depression, and anxiety. Dear children, allow God to bring healing to your bodies and minds without seeking out the world for their help, that almost always leads to some form of addiction, side effects, and continued slavery.  So, let us become servants to the Father and no longer slaves to the god of this world. Yes, my friends, it is the god of this world and the powers of darkness that have raised up the pharmaceutical industry to put the world’s children into slavery. Just remember, Satan’s desire is to keep everyone drugged, docile, and dependent on him, whereas God’s desire is freedom in Christ. Freedom at last! Amen

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Aliens and the Powers of Darkness (Video)

Let me be clear, we are not talking about little green men and flying saucers. On the other hand, we will speak plainly about the powers of darkness that have followed Satan’s lead in manipulating and controlling fallen humanity since the beginning. Simply put, they are not of this world, and in the strictest sense, they can be referred to as aliens. The Bible is replete with many encounters of other worldly creatures from giants of old to angels (the sons of God) seducing earthly women (See Genesis 6:4). After watching this eye-opening video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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Aliens and the Powers of Darkness

Let me be clear, we are not talking about little green men and flying saucers. On the other hand, we will speak plainly about the powers of darkness that have followed Satan’s lead in manipulating and controlling fallen humanity since the beginning. Simply put, they are not of this world, and in the strictest sense, they can be referred to as aliens. The Bible is replete with many encounters of other worldly creatures from giants of old to angels (the sons of God) seducing earthly women (See Genesis 6:4). Most biblical scholars will agree that the powers of darkness are real, having a tremendous emotional and psychological influence upon fallen humanity. I wrote explicitly about this, utilizing more than half of my second book, “Stand Firm” to make this argument that much of the psychological suffering of fallen humanity is instigated by the powers of darkness. I am convinced that Satan and his demonic host have a tremendous hold on world events leading fallen humanity to a point of eventually accepting the powers of darkness as simply a more highly evolved form of alien existence. The political and scientific leadership of the fallen world will seek to avail themselves of this alien wisdom, unaware of the many hidden strings attached. This so-called higher wisdom will be nothing less than a new gospel that will supposedly fix all the ailments of fallen humanity.

God has given fallen humanity only one Gospel that never changes. Let me remind you of the words of the Apostle Paul who wrote, “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:8). This is a tremendously important warning for our day. Dear children, there is a new gospel coming from the pits of hell that will be preached more openly by the coming leadership. This new or different gospel has been disguised for many years through public education, the entertainment industry, and more recently even from the Catholic Church. This different gospel actually dates back to the Garden of Eden when humanity was led to question God’s authority and accept the lies of Satan above God’s absolute truth (See Genesis 3:1-5). The next big event that’s instructive for our study today is the Tower of Babel where fallen humanity was led to believe that they could come together as one people and reach up to heaven and be like God in both power and authority. We know the rest of the story. God will not accept a challenge to His authority then or now (See Genesis 11:1-9). The powers of darkness are always trying to produce a different gospel to seduce and control the fallen world.

This different gospel will lead fallen humanity to reach for the stars, seeking solutions to all of their ailments without God’s help. It teaches them that this will be accomplished when all people come together as one. On the surface this coming together sounds like a beautiful undertaking, focusing all of our time and resources on improving humanity instead of haggling over trade deals and fighting endless wars. The Catholic Church has taken the lead on this monumental endeavor, seemingly to have no concern that it weakens the Gospel as long as their task is accomplished by bringing everyone together. As all people come together from around the world, they are told that they can keep their religion or non-religion, but it is essential that they accept everyone’s beliefs and behaviors as the newly accepted norms. This new gospel preaches that they can build a “brave new world” or a New World Order that allows all the nation states to thrive under their current local leadership. Yet, they will be beholden to the World Order with a puppet (the first beast) put into place by the powers of darkness. Has the powers of darkness already contacted the world leadership? Some in the scientific community are saying yes, claiming that President Trump knows of an agreement with aliens (the powers of darkness), who are waiting to reveal themselves when we are ready. 1

How visible the powers of darkness will become through the world’s leaders is not yet fully known. However, I do believe that the world will give their allegiance to the powers of darkness possibly masquerading as aliens or some higher power that can produce either real or unreal miracles through the world leader (the first beast) and through his religious advocate (the second beast) (See Revelation 13). Let’s be very clear, the coming one will want your chants of worship and praise. Dear children, please don’t be fooled by his religious face or his small concessions like curtailing abortion, keeping the perverts off the streets, and allowing you to re-enter your halls of worship. What he wants is your soul. What he wants is your praise and adoration. The coming, or reemergence, of a powerful leader will maintain his seemingly strong relationship with the nation of Israel by extending his great and lofty promises for their protection. He will be seen as the great peace maker drawing together a collation of middle eastern countries to stand against the threat of a new and more powerful Islamic Caliphate (See my article “The Second Woe – The Muslim Invasion”). Just so that we are clear, a present or coming leader is simply a pawn in the hands of a much greater power in the universe, one who actually rebelled against an all-powerful God, the Creator of all that exists. Don’t ever underestimate the powers of darkness.

Although this coming leader may pridefully relish your worship, Satan knows that the real worship flows through his puppet directly to him. Let that sink in! He along with his powers of darkness will pull the strings as he leads fallen humanity around by the nose (See Ephesians 2:2).  Everything will be orchestrated by Satan and his powers of darkness as fallen humanity chases one proverbial rabbit after another. All of their laws and new bills will in the end not make one bit of difference. All of their rioting in the streets and complaining won’t make one bit of difference. All of their post on social media won’t make one bit of difference. Only one thing will, the proclamation of the eternal Gospel. Dear children, as we stand on the precipice of change in the face of eternity, we must return to the truth of our Gospel handed down to us by the Saints who fought the good fight against the powers of darkness.

Satan’s gospel attempts to force his mandate upon the fallen world; whereas God’s Gospel changes hearts and minds one person at a time. Satan’s gospel leads the world to the pit of confusion thus allowing evil to control their lives; whereas God’s Gospel gives us His unchanging and sufficient truth to become new people in Christ free from the power of sin. Satan’s gospel paves the way to hell, whereas God’s beautiful Gospel shows us the way to eternal life. Jesus Christ died on the Cross to pay the debt for our sins so that we can receive the refreshing waters of forgiveness. Christ rose from the dead in three days to give us a new and bountiful life in Him through faith. God’s Gospel gives us the gift of the indwelling Spirit to help us to put off the old life and put on the new life in Christ – to experience the real miracle of transformation in Christ. Which Gospel will you choose?

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