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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 (Video)

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. After watching this video on my secure website, produced specially to help God’s children to stand firm, please share it with others.

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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 (Video)

This video that you are about to view comes from an article that I received directly from the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus, saith the Lord. You are seeing through a glass darkly; things are not what they appear. Therefore, I prayerfully submit this video to you, for your sincere and wholehearted response to the Lord Jesus Christ. After watching this powerful video on my secure website, please share it with others.

This website and its content is copyright of He Reigns Christian Ministries – © Rev. Daniel W. Blair 2020. All rights reserved.

To the Christians in America (Video)

This video that you are about to view comes from an article that I received directly from the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus, saith the Lord. You are seeing through a glass darkly; things are not what they appear. Therefore, I prayerfully submit this video to you, for your sincere and wholehearted response to the Lord Jesus Christ. After watching this powerful video on my secure website, please share it with others.

This website and its content is copyright of He Reigns Christian Ministries – © Rev. Daniel W. Blair 2020. All rights reserved.