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Helping Christians Stand Firm

Helping Christians to stand firm has been our commission from the Lord for many years now. However, it’s only been in the last few years that we have realized just how important it is for the survival of Christianity. Yes, classic Christianity is dying, and its followers are being easily captured by the powers of darkness to do their bidding. They are no longer standing firm in their faith but have now become a mouthpiece for Satan as he leads the entire world into greater confusion, precipitated by the powers of darkness leading everyone to express their own wavering opinion. Their beliefs change like the wind when they are confronted with a better-sounding argument or a real threat to their livelihood. Furthermore, many remain silent in the face of falsehood or hearsay indicating that they are not standing firm. To use an old adage, “if we don’t stand for something, we will fall for everything.” Sadly, we are now living in a world where most are falling for everything because they are not standing firm in the faith of our forefathers. What deeply saddens me is there is no rebuttal from the Church or God’s holy people when they hear their senseless rhetoric and wavering opinions contrary to sound doctrine.

Perhaps the greatest threat to one’s faith in the modern world is it’s no longer acceptable to have a firm unchangeable faith. It’s far too easy for the unbelieving world to just cast them into the camp of a cultist or as an extreme fundamentalist. This is a harsh pronouncement causing most to straddle the fence and remain silent. They are not standing firm. In the First Century, the Bible admonishes the new believers in Christ, many times, to stand firm and not drift back into the world. The writers of the New Testament understood well the pressure that the new believers were under to integrate and not to exclude. The unbelievers didn’t necessarily care if Christians had a new faith, but it was sacrilegious to abandon all the other gods, philosophies, and idols without at least attempting to integrate them into their new faith. Does that sound familiar? Yes, today’s world is very much like First Century Christianity. All our different philosophies, psychologies, and sciences have been eagerly accepted giving the people many ways of looking at things. This happened with the onslaught of integration a few decades ago, which developed into a myriad of different opinions among the general population who were no longer interested in only one truth. Unfortunately, many believers today are now attempting to integrate every opinion into their faith.

The first truth that we must all accept, if we are serious about standing firm, is that there is only one truth and that’s not an opinion, it’s a fact. Quite frankly, we as believers in Christ should no longer be interested in the world’s opinions. Their opinion should have no bearing or relevance on God’s holy truth, which was passed on to the Apostles of Christ and the writers of the New Testament. The Bible says, “So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter” (II Thessalonians 2:15, ESV). The new believers in Christ became firmly planted in their faith by rejecting all that the world was teaching about life and only depending on the truth taught to them by the Apostles. Even before the Bible was fully written, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, they firmly accepted the sufficiency of Scripture for all of life. There is no wonder that the early Christians were so hated by the unbelieving world because it had a tremendous impact upon their economy. This impact on the economy was caused by reducing the tithes and offerings to all their many gods and losing their ability to sell their idols and paraphernalia needed for pagan worship. Add to this the impact it made upon the sellers of sexual immorality and the strong drink for their lavish feast one can easily see how the early persecution arose. Astonishingly, the early Christians stood firm in their inspired doctrine even in the face of intense persecution.

It is recorded that the early Christians experienced great joy for following the inspired Word for all of life, which gave them everything they needed for life and godliness (See II Peter 1:3-4). The opinions of fallen humanity were no longer relevant. Later, when believers began to stray from the teachings of the Word, they came out from among them and remained separate. Dear children, let us not make the same mistake as these early heretics who believed their opinion was more important than the clear teachings of God’s Word to the Church. The Bible is not up for interpretation for it clearly says what it means. If the Bible says that we have been given everything we need for life and godliness, which it does, then we have no need for interpretation or the opinions of mankind (See II Peter 1:3-4). If the Bible says we have been made into a new creation where old things pass away, which it does, then we have no need for interpretation or the opinions of mankind (See II Corinthians 5:17). As true believers in Christ, we believe in the infallibility and inerrancy of the Bible, contrary to public opinion. The infallibility of the Bible believes that it was originally written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit with no error, therefore inerrant, and useful for all those reading it today under the guidance of the indwelling Spirit. Accepting this truth is the second step in standing firm. Regrettably, most of the Church today has explained these important verses of Scripture away denying the infallibility and inerrancy of God’s Word and substituting them with the teachings of this fallen world. We must stand firm against the opinions of the fallen world.

The third and final step in standing firm is to put your beliefs into practice. As they say, this is where the rubber meets the road. If we truly believe that God has given us everything we need for life and godliness, then why do believers still seek the counsel from the world? Why do they still ask complete strangers on social media and the internet search engine questions concerning their problems and how to solve them? Did God lie about giving us everything we need? Of course not! We just need to read the entire New Testament over and over again asking the Spirit to guide us, and if necessary, then confirm it with another believer who also believes in the sufficiency of Scripture. Simply put, we need to do what it says. The more we follow its teachings by putting them into practice, the more the old life falls off, and the more we will see our problems resolved. Do you really think that the God who created you doesn’t have all the answers to your every problem? The Bible says that there is no new thing under the sun (See Ecclesiastes 1:9). Honestly, we cannot surprise God with our problems, there is nothing new under the sun. When you start applying God’s Word to your life, then you will begin to stand firm enjoying all the benefits of your new life in Christ. You will realize just how marvelous Christ’s ways are encouraging you to stand firm.

Finally, as God changes us with His anointed Word, we will not fit in with the world. Step by step you will begin to say no to the world and its multitude of opinions, and you will say yes to Jesus Christ and His way. When you do, the world will begin to push back. They will insist that you follow their counsel and their opinions. They will insist to teach your children and your grandchildren the ways of the world and if you refuse, then the world will come against you. The Bible says, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (II Timothy 3:12). One cannot read this verse and not wonder what happened to the modern church. I can tell you what happened, we gave into the ways of the world as soon as we allowed them to teach our children. We gave into the ways of the world as soon as we allowed the teacher (the TV monitor) to be put into every home. Step by step over the past two decades the public school system, the entertainment industry, and their secular counseling removed God completely, thereby insisting that we follow the new way exclusively. I prophesy that a time is coming when the faithful remnant will rise up and come out from among them. A time is coming when we do, the persecution will arise, and our Lord Jesus Christ will be standing at the door blessing us for standing firm. I pray that you will be numbered among them. Amen

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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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When Heaven Goes Silent (Video)

There is infighting on the left, shallowness on the right, and lawlessness in the center, yet no one is crying out to hear a voice from heaven. Almost no one is speaking the deep truths of our Almighty God who reigns over all. Although we all acknowledge the lukewarm church and the great falling away, we are still amazed that for most, heaven appears to remain silent. Come with me and I will show you how to listen to the voice from heaven. After watching this video on my secure website, please share it with others … your slavery is in the balance.

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When Heaven Goes Silent

There is infighting on the left, shallowness on the right, and lawlessness in the center, yet no one is crying out to hear a voice from heaven. Almost no one is speaking the deep truths of our Almighty God who reigns over all. Although we all acknowledge the lukewarm church and the great falling away, we are still amazed that for most, heaven appears to remain silent. The voice from heaven will not be on social media. It will not come from the halls of Government, it will not come from the news media, and sadly to say, it will not come from public education. Dear friends, only a voice from heaven could cause us to rise from the ashes of despair. Only a voice from heaven could call forth the Lord’s servants to come out from among them and be separate (See II Corinthians 6:17). Only a voice from heaven could unite all of His faithful servants under the banner of self-giving love. So, how do we listen for the voice from heaven? The good news is God’s children can hear the voice from heaven, if they take time to stop and listen. For the rest I’m afraid, heaven will remain silent because they have become so preoccupied with the things of the world. Come with me and I will show you how to listen to the voice from heaven. Continue reading When Heaven Goes Silent