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Are You Denying the Power of God? (Video)

“As Christians, we don’t deny the power of God, we walk in His power. Learn how to access the power of God to stand firm in a lawless world.”

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. After watching this powerful video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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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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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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Know the Watchman on the Wall (Video)

If we know who the watchman is on the wall, then we will be careful to hear what he says, and if the trumpets are sounded, we will take warning. We must know the watchman on the wall. I will tell you plainly, that I am not the watchman, but Jesus Christ is, and we must listen to His voice alone. If I hear His voice speaking or the trumpets sounding, then I will speak. I will sound the warning. After watching this eye-opening video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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