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Why Do I Still Believe in a World of Unbelief? (Video)

Why do I still believe in Jesus Christ in a world of growing unbelief? The short answer is, I would be horrified to face another day without Christ in my life. Although we are in the world and feel all the negative influences from the world, they are only momentary distractions having no lasting effect. We feel exactly what the world feels but it has no hold on us. Please read this very personal blog article culminating in 23 years of online ministry after serving previously as a pastor for many years. After watching the complete video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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Why Do I Still Believe in a World of Unbelief?

Why do I still believe in Jesus Christ in a world of growing unbelief? The short answer is, I would be horrified to face another day without Christ in my life. Although we are in the world and feel all the negative influences from the world, they are only momentary distractions having no lasting effect. We feel exactly what the world feels but it has no hold on us. We too are confronted with the same drama and the unbelievable pressure from the agents of Satan to follow them in their hypocrisy. If we allow ourselves to be carried away for only a millisecond we can, and will, experience what the unbelieving world does every day. Unbeknownst to them, they are being swayed constantly by the powers of darkness to accept the many outrageous lies as the truth. They are led to believe the most astonishing things about themselves. They readily accept the bondage of their past life creating great pain and psychological trauma. They are so easily enticed to follow their every desire creating consequences beyond their worst nightmare. There is no control as they unknowingly follow the world down the same dark path of horrors untold. All this causes us, as true believers, to hold on to Christ even more tightly. We realize that Jesus Christ is our true Anchor keeping us from following the world in their unbelief. We have no desire to experience their road of horrors.

The saying is true, “we are in the world but not of the world” (taken from the words of our Lord in John’s Gospel 17:14-16). This is a great joy for us to be in the world but not of the world, but it is a deep sadness for those who have not learned its truth. So, exactly what does it mean, to not be of this world? Jesus Christ was born as a man, in the flesh, but said emphatically, “I am not of this world.” Furthermore, as believers, we are also no longer of this world.” The Bible says, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you” (John 15:19). Wow! “Because ye are not of the world.” Let that sink in. We are no longer of the world because we have been, “chosen out of the world.” This is great news! If we are not of the world then the world no longer has any power over us. Everything they say about themselves has nothing to do with us. Their great men and scholars have written volumes about how mankind should act and behave. They have spent countless hours indoctrinating mankind, from the cradle to the grave, concerning the sciences, behavior sciences, and the psychology of man which is fine if you are of this world. On the other hand, we as the children of God are no longer of this world. Therefore, it would be foolish to follow their teachings that are no longer relevant and that change like the wind.

Unfortunately, the world is tightening its noose around the neck of those in the world by moving their indoctrination from just the schoolroom to also include the entertainment industry, the news media, and particularly all the social media platforms. Make no mistake, every teaching, every movie, every news story, and nearly every post or image on YouTube or social media is a lie fabricated by the powers of darkness to keep you in the world. Satan is thrilled that this has caused a tsunami of unbelief that has flooded the entire world. This has even overtaken many who claim to be Christians dragging them back into the world of unbelief and back onto the road of horrors. Dear children, we are not of this world. So, it’s absolutely essential to come out and be separate. The Bible says, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” (II Corinthians 6:17). Some time ago this statement, “not to touch the unclean thing” was a wake-up call for me. Even today I must continue to remind myself of the extreme danger of just gazing momentarily upon an image that can awaken the sexual desires or leading one down a path of perversion. The writings of a post or meme may seem harmless, but can plant thoughts that pervert the truth, weakening your faith sending you downward into a cesspool of idolatry. Therefore, it’s essential to come out from among them so that we don’t unknowingly follow the crowd to eternal damnation.

I am deeply saddened that many well-meaning Christians are used by the powers of darkness to capture the hearts and minds of others. I have seen this in both men and women posting images to present themselves sensually to attract others while intentionally or unintentionally arousing their lustful desires.  Don’t touch the unclean thing! The powers of darkness also use well-meaning Christians to spread their lies and weaken the faith of others, so they too will join the growing crowd of unbelievers. Remember that Satan is very deceptive. The entire meaning of a message or post can be changed by a single word, making it difficult for most to identify the deception, causing them to believe the lie and weaken their faith. Quoting Scripture out of context appears to be Satan’s favorite trick, seen clearly in his quoting Scripture to Christ during His temptation (See Luke 4:1-13). These out-of-context Scriptures are shared widely on social media and YouTube by well-meaning Christians, which leads others to reject the truth and embrace the lie. Perhaps the most alarming to me is to see well-meaning Christians share sayings (or quotes) from other world religions and the accepted psychobabble from the world. It deeply saddens me that Christians are being used by the powers of darkness to spread deception in the last days causing their brothers and sisters to stumble. Don’t touch the unclean thing!

Dear children, our Citizenship is in heaven. We are not of this world. It is past time to come out from among them. When we truly come out from among them, their schools of indoctrination, their movies, their news media, and all their social media platforms, then you will discover how much easier it is to be a Christian. You will realize how much easier it is to grow up in Christ, becoming all that Christ wants you to become in Christ. You will soon discover the blessings of fellowship with other true believers who have also come out from among them. In a very short time, you will witness the joy of serving others that you can reach out and touch. In time you will witness the great power of everyone using their unique Spiritual gifts for the common good of the brotherhood. Finally, you will rejoice knowing that together you have become stronger to face all that’s coming upon the world. Of course, Satan and the powers of darkness don’t want you to know this. This is not a new truth, it’s an old truth. Jesus Christ said, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). As we grow up in Christ using our Spiritual gifts to strengthen the Church and its unpolluted witness to the world, we will understand why we were told to come out from among them; not to share their thoughts and ideas but to only share the true witness of Christ in the face of the devil.

I will set an example for all my brothers and sisters in Christ by making this the last article and forthcoming video to be shared on social media. For the powers of darkness have already seduced the church to have their services and prayers on their platforms to be torn apart, manipulated, and ridiculed by others. I will continue to write and produce videos, but they will only be available on my website to be shared freely among all. I will continue to pray that my writings, videos, and daily prayers will drive you to the foot of the Cross to renew your commitment to Him alone in a hostile world bent on your demise. Share my website with your church, your family, and your friends. Your children can show you how to access my website directly without going through Facebook; they will type in your internet search browser: https://www.danielsblog.org

My final thoughts, from the Lord, for my dear friends is that we cannot, we must not relax who we are in Christ with our pagan workmates and especially our family. The Bible says, “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:37-38). As we follow Christ together in the Spirit, I would love to hear from you often by utilizing the “Keep in Touch” form at the end of every article, video, and prayer. As the days grow more difficult it will be essential to be with other like-minded believers, who will physically stand with you to weather the coming storm. Dear friends, if you ever come close to Round Rock, Texas, let us fellowship and worship our Savior, Jesus Christ, together. Stand firm.

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Getting Caught Up in the Spirit (Video)

“Getting caught up in the Spirit” is a term we don’t often hear about among modern-day Christians. It’s a term that makes little sense to most believers. Throughout New Testament history many godly men and women have also been caught up in the Spirit through deep prayer and meditation. Sadly, to say, most Christians today spend far less than an hour of uninterrupted prayer, with almost no one practicing the discipline of meditation. Furthermore, almost all these prayers are one-way communication telling God what is needed. Unfortunately, they have not mastered the art of listening to God through many hours of deep meditation. Yet, we live in a day where almost everyone is claiming to speak for God creating a tremendous amount of confusion and even causing weaker Christians to stumble. So, my question is: “How can so many speak for God, when almost no one is listening?” After watching this video on my secure website, please share it with other believers to the glory of God.

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Getting Caught Up in the Spirit

“Getting caught up in the Spirit” is a term we don’t often hear about among modern-day Christians. It’s a term that makes little sense to most believers. In the Old Testament, there are many references to prophets, kings, and military leaders having the Spirit of God fall upon them to fulfill a specific task for the Lord. Some even fell into a trance with their eyes wide open (See Numbers 24:2-5). Most of us are acquainted with the many times throughout biblical history where the Spirit of God came upon certain men and women to prophesy the Word of the Lord. The most striking, however, were those being caught up in the Spirit and translated to another place and time (See Ezekiel 8:1-3; Acts 8:39-40; II Corinthians 12:1-5, Revelation 1:9-20). Throughout New Testament history many godly men and women have also been caught up in the Spirit through deep prayer and meditation. Sadly, to say, most Christians today spend far less than an hour of uninterrupted prayer, with almost no one practicing the discipline of meditation. Furthermore, almost all these prayers are one-way communication telling God what is needed. Unfortunately, they have not mastered the art of listening to God through many hours of deep meditation. Yet, we live in a day where almost everyone is claiming to speak for God creating a tremendous amount of confusion and even causing weaker Christians to stumble. So, my question is: “How can so many speak for God, when almost no one is listening?”

Although we live in a day when discernment is essential, we as God’s elect children also need to master the art of listening to God in our prayers. This is the gateway of being caught up in the Spirit where we lose track of all time or where time seems to stop. So, let’s start at the beginning with the precious words of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who said, “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” (Matthew 6:6). Unfortunately, this is a very difficult saying for the people of our day. You might protest and say, “my door is always shut, and locked!” Yes, your physical door is shut because most of humanity is shut-in these days, separating us further and further away from one another, almost to the point of isolation. (We will save that for a future article.) On the other hand, to shut our door means God wants our undivided attention. We must stop all interactions with other people while we pray. We must stop interactions with all of the devices that always pull us in one direction and then another. This would include cellphones, TV, radio, and the computer. All these devices can and should be silenced if we are serious about listening to God in prayer. Silencing all these devices for more than just a brief time will prove to be most difficult for most.

Now we must enter the proverbial closet for two reasons. First, we enter our prayer closet to be completely alone with God. We don’t need an audience of those wanting to congratulate us for our splendid spirituality. We are not performers rehearsing our prayers before others. To do so would pridefully direct our attention to self rather than to God. (For the record: my written daily prayers were directed only to God long before they were ever released to the public for mutual encouragement.) Secondly, we enter our proverbial prayer closet so that we will not be interrupted. This is also why it’s so imperative to silence all of our devices because we don’t want any interruptions while we are conducting business with our God. Dear children, we are only discussing the first steps. We have much more to discuss. Remember that God is waiting. We were created for such a relationship, and every relationship must have a two-way conversation. If you are doing all the talking, then it’s not much of a relationship. As a pastor and a marriage counselor for many years, I can tell you that’s always the biggest problem; people are talking but no one is listening. If we really want to get caught up in the Spirit so that we can hear the still small voice of God, then we will need to learn how to listen. So, if you are ready let’s go to the next step.

When we enter our prayer closet, we should always praise God first for His many wonderful accomplishments, then humbly ask Him to provide for our needs. Now we must stop and listen for the still small voice of God before concluding our prayers. So, let’s briefly discuss the art of listening, which can be used for listening to God and for listening to others. We must empty our minds of every other thought. The mind can think of multiple things at the same time. You simply cannot listen to God or others when your mind is occupied with other thoughts. Oftentimes, people are thinking about their next response rather than listening to others. This takes discipline. Are you listening? With God, it’s a bit different in that we intersperse our time of listening by quietly quoting Scripture (best from memory) and praising Him for all His wonderful works as the Spirit leads. Furthermore, when you humbly ask a question, wait patiently for His response. We will either hear God’s still small voice or the indwelling Spirit will put it miraculously into our minds. I say miraculously because you know immediately that this thought did not originate from you; simply put, it’s nothing you would have ever thought of bringing great conviction to your soul. This takes a measure of discernment to make sure the thought came from God and not from you. It’s very dangerous to tell others that you got something from God when you didn’t, so please be careful. If you are sure, then happily share it with others always being careful to give God all the glory.

As Christians, we should all be filled with the Spirit which opens the door to being caught up in the Spirit. So, let’s digress a bit and discuss briefly what it means to be filled with the Spirit. Every believer who surrenders his life to follow Jesus Christ as his master will receive the Spirit to help us put off the old life and to put on the new life in Christ. Step by step as you grow up in Christ you allow the Spirit into every area of your life. Once the Spirit gains total control of your entire life leading you and directing you along life’s narrow path then you can consider yourself as being filled with the Spirit. Admittedly there will be times when we become less than full of the Spirit if we grieve the Spirit by ignoring His lead (See Ephesians 4:30). I hope and pray that these times will become less and less because it is essential to be filled with the Spirit if we truly want to get caught up in the Spirit. I will tell you plainly that the Spirit’s job is to prepare you for getting caught up in the Spirit by leading you to desire the Spirits’ company more and more. His job is to make you into a new creation and a faithful servant of God. Our job is to be a good pupil every moment of every day.

Finally, let’s discuss the absolute wonder of being caught up in the Spirit. I call it an absolute wonder because it is beyond the physical limitations of this world. I have already mentioned that it feels as though time stops when we are caught up in the spiritual realm. It’s like experiencing the perfect moment in time where the surroundings of the physical world are no longer relevant or even thought of because every thought is cast upon that perfect moment where you feel the presence of God. This is where all your questions cease, as you bask in His unfathomable glory. This is where you are just happy to be in God’s presence where every fiber of your body comes alive!  Yes, God’s beautiful words do come but, in His time, and not yours. God stands outside of time; therefore, time is irrelevant. God’s words rarely come when you expect them, nor are they the words that you expect. Remember, that God’s ways are much higher than our ways (See Isaiah 55:8). Our finite minds cannot comprehend the infinite mind of God. So, when they do come, as they have in this article, then we are gloriously excited to touch the mind of God. So, don’t ever give up trying to hear God’s beautiful words, the Bible says, “Pray without ceasing” (I Thessalonians 5:17), and remember to always take time to listen.

In conclusion, why is it necessary to be caught up in the Spirit? Simply put, God desires a relationship with His new creations in Christ (See II Corinthians 5:17). God wants to give you direction and encouragement to come together as one. A large portion of the New Testament, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, gives us direction on how to love one another through self-giving love and unlimited forgiveness (See Matthew 18:21-22). God does not want His beautiful creation destroyed through willful neglect and the ravages of sin. No, God wants us to care for the whole creation, which includes the planet, all its wildlife, and every person made in the image of God – all of humanity. In the beginning, God created a paradise and wants to restore it by leading all of humanity to repentance, death to self, and following the way of Christ (Read the Great Commission – Matthew 28:16-20). However, until the world repents, they will continue to reap the full consequences of their sins, which must be on the lips of every true believer. When we get caught up in the Spirit it will completely change our Worldview. We will find ourselves working even harder to care for the planet, all its amazing wildlife, and reaching out to every nationality in their distress. We eagerly share the good news of salvation with everyone and the wonders of our transformation in Christ. We soon discover that we are our brother’s keeper, as we are being “caught up in the Spirit” to have fellowship with our Creator.

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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The Day of the Lord Will Come (Video)

Why do most Christians say that they believe that Christ can come back at any time but don’t act accordingly? This has been a question that has occupied my mind for some time now. Although we have not yet recognized the man of lawlessness or the dreaded Antichrist, we have all seen the tremendous increase in lawlessness and the many other signs of Christ’s coming. I have personally written about these prophetic signs for many years now, simply adding my voice to the many apostles and prophets that have come before us since the dawn of Christianity (See II Peter 3:1-3). After watching this timely video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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