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The Coming Storm to Control all of Humanity

The storm is coming. Satan and the powers of darkness want total control of every person on the planet. They want to control your action, your speech, and your every thought. Large worldwide religious movements have tried to do this, and it did not work. Imperialism did not work, nation-building did not work, the United Nations did not work, even progressive liberalism isn’t working. Only one thing is! Unfortunately, it’s not God’s beautiful truth, because He will not force His will upon humanity. On the other hand, Satan, the master planner, and deceiver, is already at work to control the entire world. He did it once before, just before the great flood and he is doing it again now. The Bible says, “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5). “Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Read that again slowly allowing it to sink in deeply. This is Satan’s plan; this is his goal. Satan does not care what your religion is, he doesn’t care what country you belong to, and he doesn’t even care what color you are. The more, the merrier! “Come one, come all” is his motto. Even the leader of the Catholic Church is sending an invitation to all religions to come together and reject those, like myself, who embrace fundamentalism.

I clearly hold to Christian fundamentalism. I hold to the belief in biblical infallibility, biblical inerrancy, and the sufficiency of Scripture. I will not be controlled. When we hold to our fundamentalist beliefs, we are not so easily carried away by modernism (or modern thoughts) that have seduced the church and invaded every social media platform. As we examine this seduction it will be necessary to understand that there is a difference between evil thoughts and vain imaginations. It’s necessary because both must be confronted independently. You might be successful in confronting one and not the other leaving you still in the hands of the enemy, stunting your spiritual growth, and eventually becoming a slave to the powers of darkness. The mistake a lot of people make is, if it’s not blatantly evil, then they say, there is nothing wrong with it and it’s perfectly ok to entertain whatever is thrown at them by the powers of darkness. The most common mistake most make is performing a self-righteous comparison of themselves with others (See Romans 12:3). To think of themselves better than others will allow them to be swept away by the tidal wave of deception that’s flooding the entire earth. Today we will start by making a critical analysis of vain imaginations, rarely looked upon by the world, and then proceed to look at evil thoughts that have captured so many souls in our day.

To seek anything more than what we have been given is vanity, especially if we fantasize about getting it (See Ecclesiastes 2:1,11). Vain imagination is also figuring things out for yourself, doing your research, or running the numbers. It all adds up to vanity. Thinking that you have the power within yourself to figure out what causes everything to happen is vain imagination. In their attempt to discover the deep dark secrets of the universe, to understand mankind’s personality or the deep caverns of his fallen nature apart from God is vain imaginations (See Romans 1:21, Colossians 2:8). We see this vanity more and more in our day causing humanity to pull further away from the one true God, who is the only one with all the answers (See I Corinthians 8:2-3). These kinds of thoughts or vain imaginations are prolific on social media and news sites. These vain imaginations can also be seen in nearly all their advertisements. For they pridefully proclaim that they have all the answers to the problems plaguing humanity. They brilliantly showcase all their remedies from different medications, the correct foods to eat or avoid, to the correct exercise programs, and to the best entertainment or clothing to wear. The list can go on and on to cure all the physical, emotional, psychological problems known to mankind. It’s not just making the worthless purchase but it’s filling your every thought with how you can improve your life, becoming all that you imagine yourself to be, as you move further and further away from what God wants you to become in Christ Jesus. These are vain imaginations, which many dwell on for hours.

It’s not just the vain imaginations that are driving people further and further away from God and putting them under Satan’s control by the powers of darkness, but it’s also the evil thoughts that they are constantly planting in their minds. It’s the absolute hatefulness that people display towards one another that’s magnified on both social media platforms and in the news media. It’s their anger, their hostility, and their rudeness that’s filling people’s every thought to follow them in their war against one another. It does not matter how noble their cause is, if it’s driving us to emulate their bad behavior and vigorously share their cause with others then we have been captured by the powers of darkness. Yet, we see this on a great many postings on social media every day. We witness their hate and war-mongering that easily drowns out any attempt to demonstrate our Christian agape love. The greater the cause, their misguided belief, or even their conspiracy theory, can magnify their evil thoughts bringing them squarely into the enemy’s camp and further away from God, the God of love. If we allow ourselves to be carried away by this hateful rhetoric, then we will become the sacrificial lamb offered up to the powers of darkness to bring us one step closer to total control.

We must come out from among them 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). When we do then we can allow God to fill our every thought. We will no longer need to figure things out. We will no longer be inundated with hateful thoughts from the world. We will be set free to only listen to God’s truth, the truth about our humanity, the truth about the universe, and the glorious truth that has set us free from the powers of darkness. When we come only to God’s truth, we almost immediately, understand our role in the universe. We are caretakers. We not only care for ourselves, but we care for all of humanity, we care for all the animal life, we care for the entire planet, and marvel at the universe. We are caretakers of all that God has made. When we come out from among them, then we can truly aim for holiness. Although the world’s hate for us will abound, they will no longer rob us of our joy. God’s faithful children will continue to rejoice and be thankful in all things. We will openly display our peace to others in a world of shock and turmoil. As the world is ravaged by sin and hatefulness toward one another, God’s children will continue to express their self-giving love to everyone.

Dear children, this is only possible because God fulfilled the ancient prophecies and sent His only begotten Son as a sacrifice for all of humanity. His glorious mission to earth was to show humanity a better way. The old, old story of Christ dying on the Cross for all our sins and giving us a new life in Christ through faith only opens the door. We need to go through it by dying to self, thus picking up our cross, and following Christ. “Come out from among them.” When we come out from among them, then we will no longer be led to fill our minds with evil thoughts against others. We will no longer be led astray by vain imaginations carrying us down a path of total control by the powers of darkness. Oh, what a joy it is to simply wait upon the Creator of all that exists to lead us in our every thought, to show us things that will profound the imagination, to stretch the mind beyond what we thought humanly possible, by giving us His truth alone with no mixture of error. As social media platforms grow exponentially to spread their hatefulness, their vain imaginations, and their many outrageous lies, so does Satan’s control over all of humanity. Dear children, the storm is coming!  “Come out from among them!

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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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Sins Desire is to Rule Over You (Video)

So, whatever happened to sin? In my previous article, entitled “When Heaven Goes Silent,” we spoke about the whole world being led into captivity by the powers of darkness. Well, there is another captivity that’s as old as humanity’s fall from grace. This captivity was caused by opening the door to sin. In time, this powerful motivation to sin would rule over the entire human race from the cradle to the grave … We often think about the Last Days as fire and brimstone, and I too have been numbered among those end-time prophets. However, there is a much larger threat to humanity that we don’t often think about. This will cause everyone, even the strongest among us, to cringe at the mere thought of things to come. After watching this eye-opening video on my secure website, then please share it with others.

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Sins Desire is to Rule Over You

So, whatever happened to sin? In my previous article, entitled “When Heaven Goes Silent,” we spoke about the whole world being led into captivity by the powers of darkness. Well, there is another captivity that’s as old as humanity’s fall from grace. This captivity was caused by opening the door to sin. In time, this powerful motivation to sin would rule over the entire human race from the cradle to the grave. The Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). We first witnessed this worldwide captivity to sin prior to the great flood that wiped out all of humanity with the exception of only a few chosen people. The Bible says, “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5). Although God made a promise to never wipe out all of humanity again with a flood, His prophets of old have prophesied that the world will be destroyed by fire and intense heat for their excessive wickedness and turning away from God. We often think about the Last Days as fire and brimstone, and I too have been numbered among those end-time prophets. However, there is a much larger threat to humanity that we don’t often think about. This will cause everyone, even the strongest among us, to cringe at the mere thought of things to come.

After many thousands of years, humanity is once again approaching this worldwide dilemma of complete lawlessness and being slaves to the power of sin. If this powerful motivation to sin is left unchecked, then it will allow sin to rule over the entire world once again. We should never underestimate this great power to sin in every human, which the Bible refers to as the old sin nature. One of the signs often missed concerning the end of days is complete lawlessness and unchecked anarchy. We have seen for some time now random acts of lawlessness where young people walk into their schools’ killing both teachers and children. We have already seen disgruntled employees return to their offices and randomly kill others. We have seen people walk into drug stores and department stores and brazenly take whatever they want. We have seen people walk into a laundromat and randomly shoot others for no reason. We have seen people in broad daylight walk up to another individual on the street and beat them for no reason. My friends, this is only the beginning. It will get far worse because every imagination and thought of man’s heart is getting even more evil, which in time will be continuous. God forbid! This will be worse than all the previous riots. This will be worse than total chaos. These are the days that are fast approaching.

Going hand in hand with this increasing lawlessness is what the Bible refers to as the falling away or the great apostasy (See II Thessalonians 2:3). As a true believer in Christ, filled with the Spirit and growing up spiritually, you have already begun to recognize this falling away among those who claim to know Christ. Unfortunately, this falling away is caused by opening the door to sin allowing it to control their lives, even if they don’t readily admit it. They may call upon the Name of Christ publicly, but their hearts are thinking more and more about saying and doing evil things. Clearly, they are no longer on the path of righteousness. They can cry aloud for God’s mercy and beg others to pray for them, but their hearts are far from the things of God and His righteous path laid out for them. They have forgotten the standard or perhaps they never learned it and internalized it into their hearts. Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). Sadly to say, many have no idea what those commandments are. In fact, many are hard-pressed to even quote the Ten Commandments, let alone having a good grasp on the many New Testament commandments, that show us how to love God and how to love one another. This falling away along with the growing lawlessness in the world will make it very difficult for God’s precious children.

So, don’t think for a moment, just because someone claims to be a Christian that he is one, without first examining closely his spiritual fruit. This will be a most difficult time for those on social media, especially when it’s impossible to examine their spiritual fruit other than what they have posted. Moreover, going out into the real world with face-to-face relationships, even among your own dear relatives, will be the most difficult. First, you may simply experience a coldness as they pull further away, then you may begin to detect their worldliness and their proverbial slip of the tongue. The real pain, however, will begin when you detect that they are telling you half-truths or little white lies to cover up their unrighteousness. Although family experiences are the most heart-wrenching, doing business with others or working with your colleagues in the world can also take their toll especially when you have been wronged or observe their unrighteous behavior. Not only are we standing firm against all the natural disasters falling upon planet earth, but we are also in the middle of the whole world wanting to take advantage of us or cause us great harm because they are now being ruled by sin. Shockingly the lawless world is doing this while they are speaking out of both sides of their mouth. Once again sin is getting the upper hand by leading the entire world into sin; allowing sin to rule over all of humanity. So, we must ask the question once again, “whatever happened to sin?”

Let’s return to the Old Testament for a moment and let God answer our question about sin and how to deal with it. The Bible says, “And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him” (Genesis 4:6-7). This is great advice coming down through the annals of history from our LORD God. We must turn the tables on sin by ruling over it instead of allowing it to rule over us. Pay particular attention to what God is saying to Cain, “If thou doest well.” The key to turning the tables on sin is doing well. We have lost the standard for doing well, even those who claim to follow Jesus Christ as their Lord. Just because they have removed the Ten Commandments from our schools, does not mean that we should remove them from our hearts. God’s standard remains as the Holy Spirit writes His words upon our hearts through faith. To violate those standards by willful omission is to sin against God. The whole New Testament was written by men moved by the Holy Spirit. These beautiful powerful Words were written so that God’s elect children, called by Jesus Christ, would know how to do well so that they could turn the tables on sins desire to rule over them.

As God’s beloved children you may learn well how to stand firm against the sin that wants to rule over your life, but we must still confront a very evil and lawless world, that’s getting worse by the day. As we write God’s standard upon our hearts, we will soon discover that we have been given specific rules to confront an evil world. These are rules that have been ignored by most as being either too difficult or for some future dispensation. These rules of non-retaliation are not only valid but are necessary for confronting evil. Open your Bibles and carefully read Matthew 5:38-48.  These are not holy suggestions, but they are standards for the Kingdom of God. Dear children, you soon discover this will take faith believing in God’s loving providence to give you both direction and assurance that He is with you every step of the way. Dear friends, to follow the rules of non-retaliation in your confrontation with evil will give feet to your faith. On the other hand, to resist Christ’s standards in the rules of non-retaliation will demonstrate a shallowness of your faith allowing you to be easily led to take up sides one against another. Unfortunately, many who claim to know Christ are choosing up sides one against another as they use the weapons of this world to fight others that they or their political party disagree. It’s a travesty to see Christians bashing others that they disagree with allowing sin to rule over them. Dear children, don’t let sin rule over you in a lawless world that’s waging war one against another!

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