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Blissful Living in a Dark World (Video)

Many Christians desire a blissful life, while the powers of darkness close in from every side. Many of them long for peace of times past, while dissension and hatred rule the day. Many long for joy, where now it’s just a fleeting memory from days gone by. Most have longed for a blissful life in a dark world. As children of light in a dark world, most have longed for the fruit of that light that would carry them beyond the memories of joy and peace to the blissful life of living in His presence. After watching this amazing video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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Blissful Living in a Dark World

Many Christians desire a blissful life, while the powers of darkness close in from every side. Many of them long for peace of times past, while dissension and hatred rule the day. Many long for joy, where now it’s just a fleeting memory from days gone by. Most have longed for a blissful life in a dark world. As children of light in a dark world, most have longed for the fruit of that light that would carry them beyond the memories of joy and peace to the blissful life of living in His presence. Most have longed for that life where time is no more and where we are set free from its aging process to a life of being forever young; to be set free from the confines and restrictions of time itself. That’s blissful living in eternity. As God’s beloved children we can have a foretaste of that now in this life encapsulated in the rigors of time, death, and dying. We as God’s beloved children can become transformed in Christ to experience this blissful life that’s well beyond most people’s imagination, that ventures to the mountain top of love and tranquility. If you’re interested in making this a reality in your life, keep reading.

Do you want that incredible joy and the peace that defies understanding while the indwelling Spirit fills every fiber of your body? There are those very powerful, yet gentle, electrical impulses that make you feel totally alive. Some have described it as being cuddled up under warm blankets on a cold night. You are in the presence of the Lord. As you are lifted up in love there is no fear, no pride, but only a divine humility where we don’t run ahead flooding the throne room with questions. No, we simply listen, allowing God to direct our thoughts and supply the answers on questions not asked. We are thrilled to rest in the glory of His light. As children of light, we can have a foretaste of that blissful life to come by discerning what pleases the Lord. The Bible says, “Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:8b -10). So, the key to this blissful life is discerning what pleases the Lord. We know this because pleasing the Lord has led us into absolute bliss. So, let’s not pass over this very powerful verse, without discovering the timeless truths on how to please the Lord. A good starting place is understanding that it’s impossible to please the Lord without faith (See Hebrews 11:6).

Faith is much more than believing all the facts and truths in our sacred doctrines. Although it’s extremely important, it’s even more than believing all the truth in Holy Scripture. Faith is believing, but it’s also trusting in Christ completely to do everything that He has promised. It’s also trusting in Christ to keep us from falling into the snare of the devil or tripped up by the powers of darkness. It is trusting in God alone to solve all of our problems, without the help of self-righteous man. For most that’s easier said than done.  Most have learned in early Christian education or discipleship to proclaim loudly that they are trusting in God. It does not count as trusting in God if we agree to try His way, but when the promises don’t quickly materialize, we then take matters into our own hands. For example, we can proclaim that we believe the Bible that 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). The Bible does not mince words when it says, “given unto us ALL THINGS that pertain to life and godliness through the KNOWLEDGE of Him.” So, the Bible has given us all the knowledge necessary to live life and for living a godly life. We can easily say we believe this truth but it’s much more difficult to trust God to deliver this information without the help of self-righteous man.

Once that faith and trust have been established in the believer’s life, then we are ready to proceed allowing the indwelling Spirit to have complete control of our life by heeding His promptings to put off the old life and put on the new life in Christ. As Christ grows us from one degree of glory to another, then we are experiencing transformation in Christ. We will discover quickly that Christ is our true Counselor. Along the way, we will be confronted with many choices in an evil world. As spiritual fruit is produced in the believer’s life, then we will be led to make the proper choices by choosing what is, “good, right, and true.” Every time we make the proper choice, it will please the Lord. So, how do we know what is good, right and true? We know it through the study of Holy Scripture and by listening to God through the Holy Spirit. Make the wrong choice and you will displease God, possibly grieve the Holy Spirit, and reap the consequences of your unholy action. Fear not, for the indwelling Spirit dwells in every believer gently leading and guiding them along life’s narrow path. We simply must learn how to listen to His voice through prayer and meditation. We must learn to be sensitive to His nudges and promptings that are confirmed by Holy Scripture or the direction given to us by other mature believers, who can properly quote Scripture in its proper context.

The more you walk in the light the easier it becomes to discern what pleases the Lord. On the other hand, the more you walk in darkness the more difficult it is to please Him. Let’s be very clear, on what walking in darkness is. To knowingly disobey any of God’s commandments is walking in darkness. To have anxious thoughts, to dwell on past wrongs, to have thoughts of revenge or thoughts about getting even, is walking in darkness. To hate others by constantly slamming them or finding fault is still walking in darkness. This should give us pause about the news media and social media. To worry about things that you cannot change is walking in darkness. Yet, we have heard about how anxiety has gripped a whole nation. To fear the unknown or what’s currently falling upon the world is walking in darkness still. To trust in others to solve your emotional and psychological problems is clearly walking in darkness and the grip of Satan. I have already written about how the psychiatric industry will be overwhelmed, which the world powers will use to their advantage. To deny any of the great and precious promises in the Bible for believers is still walking in darkness. We will never discern what pleases the Lord if we are walking in darkness.

We must learn how to walk in the light of His glory if we want to experience the blissful life. The Bible says, “for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God” (John 12:43). Many have never really walked in the light of His glory because they are more interested in receiving the praise of men. Many believers in these dark days, desire praise from self-righteous man. Deep down they want others to brag on them and congratulate them for their work, even their work for the Lord. These people are not walking as children of light. To walk as children of light, then we must aim for the only thing that will follow us to heaven. The Bible says, “But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way” (I Corinthians 12:31). Loving God and others are at the apex of the Christian experience and lies at the heart of a blissful life in Him. It is a more excellent way! There is nothing more important than loving God and others. To do so, truly pleases the Lord, moving Him to offer His praise to us by sharing the light of His glory. As we walk in the light of His glory, the world will not give us any recognition or appreciation. As we walk in the light of His glory our faces will shine forth as the noon-day sun. As we walk in the light of His glory, all of God’s love will flow through us to others. As we walk in the light of His glory, we will experience the blissful life. As Christians, this is what we long for every day of our lives, blissful living in a dark world.

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Developing Discernment in an Age of Deception (Video)

Are you unknowingly being used by the devil to do his bidding? We need to discover how to have great discernment in this age of deception that’s already captured so many of God’s children to do his bidding, to do his work. Let me say, very importantly, that there is no easy path to great discernment. It will take faith, dedication, and many hours of hard work. After watching this importantly informative video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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Developing Discernment in an Age of Deception

Are you unknowingly being used by the devil to do his bidding? We need to discover how to have great discernment in this age of deception that’s already captured so many of God’s children to do his bidding, to do his work. Let me say, very importantly, that there is no easy path to great discernment. It will take faith, dedication, and many hours of hard work. Before we learn how to have great discernment, let’s look at why it’s so important to have discernment in our day. Without great discernment, the beast of worldly power will capture you to believe his lies as the gospel truth and then he will lead you to teach others, thus doing the devil’s bidding. Jesus said, “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” (Matthew 15:14). This is wise counsel from the Lord. “Let them alone.” Don’t learn from them! Return to the “Teacher of Truth” and stop trying to learn from the world and its many pretend teachers taking their lessons from the beast of worldly power. Also, See my Article “Are You Following A Blind Guide.”

Our first step in developing great discernment is to redeem the time. The Bible says, “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). Dear children, this is essential if we are serious about developing great discernment in an evil age. Even while most of the world is in lockdown due to the latest pandemic, most are still wasting many hours in worthless activities. Although they have many more hours at their disposal, they have not redeemed the time. Redeem means to buyback. So, we need to buy back our time spent on meaningless activities, senseless conversations, and trivial pursuits. For most, that would, pretty much, cut out social media that robs people of many precious hours. We can’t stop there! Many other areas rob us of our time from the many hours of baseless entertainment to chasing after every new conspiracy theory and false teachers. These hours wasted can easily turn into days, then weeks, months and years. The first step is buying back this time and using it to learn how to have great discernment in an age of deception.

Now that I’ve got your attention and all this new bought back time on your hands, what should you do with it? This calls for wisdom. So, we don’t fall into the same trap laid by the devil, we must be very selective on what we read, what we watch, and what we listen to; and, please dear children don’t share something on social media that you have not thoroughly examined yourself. Yet, how will you examine unless you have discernment, which will lead us to our next step? The Bible says, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears” (II Timothy 4:3). The key to great discernment is knowing what you believe and believing what you know. Yet, we live in a day when most Christians avoid the sound doctrines of our faith like the plague. Most of their theology or doctrines are built on a hodgepodge of sermons from the pulpit or the internet, scant readings from their Bible, and Scripture quotes (typically out of context) on social media. If that’s all that you have then you will never discern what’s been coming upon the world and how the devil is using it and you to spread his lies. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work and learn how to have great discernment.

Once you have redeemed your time then it’s time to “endure sound doctrine.” To endure anything takes a lot of hard work. The Bible says, “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11). In the beginning of their new life in Christ, they spent days, hours, and even minutes developing their sound doctrines of the faith. In the same way, at the beginning of my pilgrimage, I spent countless hours studying the many beautiful doctrines of our faith such as, justification by faith alone, the need for repentance and confession, and forgiveness that leads to reconciliation. I have looked fully into the depth of Hamartiology the doctrine of Sin and Soteriology the doctrine of Salvation. I studied and accepted the infallibility of all Scripture and its sufficiency to answer mankind’s deepest spiritual needs, along with every emotional and psychological problem plaguing him, believing that God has truly given us everything we need for all of life and godliness. I spent countless hours studying the doctrine of Eschatology or the teachings on last things, not only out of an inquisitive mind but out of a need to use those teachings to help us stand firm during the worst of times holding firmly to our beliefs. I have spent years studying every doctrine in-depth not to become educated or famous but to be a light for God’s wayward children in desperate times.

Dear friends, you simply cannot rely on the knowledge of others to see you through these dark days. We must all “endure,” that is, study hard all the beautiful doctrines from the Attributes of God to the work of the Holy Spirit and His gifts (Pneumatology), and the work of the Church founded by Christ (Ecclesiology). To study all these beautiful doctrines including Christology and Cosmology is not for just the Pastor or the professor of theology but all of God’s beloved children. As we study and apply all of these beautiful doctrines to our life then we will, through faith, grow up and become all that God wants us to be in His beloved Son, Jesus Christ. As we grow up in Christ then, and only then, will we have great discernment in this age of deception. If we do this, then God will begin to open your eyes to what’s really happening in the world and not what the false teachers and the proclaimers of conspiracy theories are trying to shove down your throat. Believe me, there is a reason for it! If they can keep you occupied with all this nonsense filling up your time, then you will not see what’s coming over the horizon. You will not see how the beast of worldly power will capture the entire world. Tragically most will not even know that they have been captured.

Finally, along with a good foundation of all these beautiful doctrines of our faith, we also have been given the indwelling Spirit that helps us to take this godly knowledge along with the spiritual gift of discernment to see what’s really happening in the world. Most will not see that this global lockdown has forced most to hang out longer on the internet and social media, which is not teaching them the truth but allowing them to assimilate a melting pot of knowledge that’s been synthesized for the palate of fallen humanity. The more this knowledge is broken down and synthesized the more it dilutes the truth where there is nothing left but the deceptive lies of the devil. Not only is it robbing you of your time, but it is preparing you for what lies ahead, to the coming out. As we come out of lockdown to a new world everyone will be expected to check in with their health care provider, their psychologist who will be putting them on a new regiment of drugs and lifelong counseling. If you don’t have great discernment you will not know that they are leading you down a path of total dependence on the State. Are we not already getting a taste of it by putting the entire population on socialized assistance? Once we become fully dependent upon the State then they will have total control of the masses. Only great discernment will see where this is all leading. Please, dear children, heed what has been written here. Welcome to the new world.

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We Are on the Precipice of Change (Video)

In the next eight months, we may very well see the greatest change ever take place since the technological revolution in the new world. Two great political and social forces are struggling for dominance while most of the world’s population is pulled along giving them only fabricated lies and empty promises. The blind masses are completely oblivious as to what’s going on behind the scenes. After viewing this important video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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