Types and Shadows — The Feast of Purim

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And Mordecai recorded these things and sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far, 21obliging them to keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar and also the fifteenth day of the same, year by year, 22as the days on which the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month that had been turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, days for sending gifts of food to one another and gifts to the poor.

[Esther 9:20-22]

At sundown tonight, Jews all around the world will begin celebrating the Feast of Purim — also known as the Festival of Lots. Purim is a joyous two-day feast dedicated to remember God’s great deliverance of the Jewish people under the courageous leadership of Queen Esther and Mordecai.

The Biblical story of Esther is one of the most beautiful and dramatic narratives in all of Scripture. I strongly encourage believers to take the time to gather with friends and family and read the book of Esther out loud in commemoration of this appointed feast.

I have written extensively about the appointed feasts of the LORD, especially in regard to their prophetic fulfillment in the two advents of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you would like to learn more about the significance of these feasts and their prophetic implications, I encourage to read the following post — Feasts of the LORD .

As I recall the book of Esther, I am reminded of the many profound nuances and prophetic foreshadowings contained in the story and certainly won’t attempt to write exhaustively about them, yet I do believe there is an element of the story of Esther and the Feast of Purim that is worth our time and consideration.

I am speaking about the thin line that often exists between despair and deliverance. I am speaking about hope, and I believe the story of Esther serves as a powerful example of a greater reality for all of God’s people.

There are Dark Days Ahead

Letters were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces with instruction to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate all Jews, young and old, women and children, in one day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, and to plunder their goods.

[Esther 3:13]

The Jewish people are all too familiar with suffering at the hands of their enemies. Haman’s evil plot to annihilate the Jews was not the first nor would it be the last. Haman, of course, was one of the many historical prefigurements of antichrist — Haman — Profile of Antichrist — who hated God’s offspring.

From Pharaoh to Jezebel to Nebuchadnezzar to Antiochus Epiphanes and Caesar, many antichrists have attempted to utterly destroy God’s people. Hitler and Stalin almost succeeded, while today the biggest threat comes from the terroristic, Islamic regimes in the Middle East.

After all the suffering and persecution both Jews and Christians have endured historically, it is almost impossible to imagine that the worst is yet to come. The Bible speaks of a coming time of great tribulation that has never been before nor will ever be equalled again. This is the final time of Jacob’s trouble and yet it will be universal in scope. [reference Jeremiah 30, Daniel 12, Matthew 24]

You mean worse than the Holocaust … Yes.

You mean worse than the slaughter of tens of millions under communism … Yes.

Just as Haman was bloodthirsty for the Jews and hellbent on destroying them all, the coming man of lawlessness — the Antichrist — soon will be revealed and will come with the most diabolical plan to systematically annihilate all of God’s people.

For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. 22And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 

[Matthew 24:21-22]

And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. 6It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. 7Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation

[Revelation 13:5-7]

When There is No Other Way

Now in the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king’s command and edict were about to be carried out, on the very day when the enemies of the Jews hoped to gain the mastery over them, the reverse occurred: the Jews gained mastery over those who hated them.

[Esther 9:1]

This verse may be the most profound in all of Esther. We are reminded just how close the Jews were from being destroyed by Haman. They had known their fate for a year. They had been praying and preparing for this day. It seemed like all hope was lost. There was no one to save them from the hand of their enemies. Certain death was inevitable.

And yet on the very day that the Jews were supposed to be annihilated, the reverse occurred. God stepped in and delivered His people from destruction. This isn’t the first time we have seen this pattern of God’s deliverance at the last minute.

When the children of Israel were fleeing from Pharaoh and his army, they were trapped at the Red Sea. As the wicked king was barreling down on them for the slaughter, God parted the sea at the last moment and made a way where there was no way. Turning the tides, God drowned Pharaoh and delivered Israel [Exodus 14].

As Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to bow down to the image of Nebuchadnezzar, they were thrown into the midst of the fiery furnace [Daniel 3], and yet the LORD walked with them through the fire and delivered them against all odds.

So will it be during the great tribulation at the end of the age. When the devil seems to have prevailed and the Beast has conquered the world, it is precisely at that moment that God will deliver His people once and for all!

Our Blessed Hope

They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.25And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.

[Luke 21:24-28]

Just as God delivered His people and destroyed His enemies at the very last minute in Esther’s day, so Jesus will return in power and glory at a time when all other hope is lost. That is why only Jesus is our Blessed Hope and that is why we are waiting for His appearing at the end of this age to wage war against the wicked and deliver us from evil.

The Day of the LORD is the unique Day when Christ comes down from heaven to save us once and for all. It is day all of God’s people will finally find relief, just as the Jews found relief in the days of Ester. The Apostle Paul certainly had the story of Esther in mind when he wrote to the church in Thessalonica.

This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering— 6since indeed God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you, 7and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels 8in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,10when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed.

[2 Thessalonians 1:5-10]

Sorrow to Joy

The Feast of Purim is a dedicated time of rejoicing to remember “the days on which the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month that had been turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness days for sending gifts of food to one another and gifts to the poor.” [Esther 9:22].

In the same way, all of God’s people who overcome in Christ will enjoy that great banquet feast and wedding supper of the Lamb in the Kingdom of God when Jesus returns to take His rightful place on the throne as King of kings! It is the Day when the poor in spirit receive the Kingdom of heaven and will rejoice in the presence of God forevermore!

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
3to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified
.” [Isaiah 61:1-3]

What the Bible Says about Marriage

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.

[Proverbs 18:22]
We need to be clear on what marriage actually is, synod ...

We are living in a generation that is confused, ignorant, and deluded about so many things — the covenant of marriage being among them. When a minority of oligarchs in the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to “legalize” same-sex marriage in 2015, they attempted to redefine the oldest and most sacred of human relationships and social institutions.

Marriage will forever be the most intimate, important, and influential interpersonal relationship in life, and yet there is an entire generation now growing up and being intentionally indoctrinated by a culture that prides itself in the perversion and distortion of the true meaning of marriage.

So what does the Bible say about marriage?

Marriage is God’s Creation

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him” … Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man … That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and the two become one flesh.

[Genesis 2:18, 22, 24 — NIV]

God is the Creator of all things and therefore the great Father of all invention. As Creator, God alone has the right and authority to determine the purpose and function of His creation. Marriage is God’s idea — His design — which means that He alone gets to say what it is and how it is defined.

God — in His infinite wisdom and knowledge — embedded purpose and established fixed parameters within the created order. There are natural laws built within creation that are designed by God to accomplish His will and purposes. Marriage is no exception.

God created marriage to be the most intrinsically intimate and binding relationship on earth. Nothing is more beautiful and sacred than the marriage relationship, as God uniquely designed the husband and wife to become united as one physically, emotionally, and spiritually [see Malachi 2:14-16].

Man has neither the right nor ability to redefine or repurpose anything in God’s creation, especially marriage.

Marriage exclusively is Reserved for one Man and one Woman for Life

So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

[Genesis 1:27]

Transgenderism and gender dysphoria represent yet another perverted delusion of our depraved culture, where the fixed, biological, binary realities of sex and gender are being replaced with some sick form of cognitive dissonance. Although I will save this topic for another day, it is impossible to discuss God’s design for marriage without addressing the biological laws of nature that manifest in two genders — male and female.

Biblical marriage from the beginning always has been reserved for one man and one woman for life. Although many of the patriarchs and kings violated God’s original design by taking multiple wives, this was never God’s will or intention. Just because God allowed polygamy and divorce and regulated them in a patriarchal society does not mean that God blessed or endorsed it.

Jesus Christ speaks authoritatively about God’s original intention for marriage.

He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female5and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

[Matthew 19:4-6]

Marriage is complementary in so many ways — the most obvious of which is physically. God brilliantly designed unique genetic and physiological differences between men and women that are harmoniously expressed within the consummation of the marriage bond. Hence the Scriptures remind us … “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous” [Hebrews 13:4].

Marriage is the Foundation of the Family

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 

[Genesis 1:28]

One of the primary purposes of God’s design for marriage is the amazing gift of procreation and the blessing of the nuclear family. From the beginning, God’s desire for all children born into the world is for them to be raised by both a mother and father in a safe, loving, and God-honoring home. The family is the foundation of society.

God has given mankind the mandate to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth as His image bearers and witnesses to the world. Every child born in a God-fearing home is raised in the love and admonition of the Lord and then sent out to make an impact for the Kingdom of God for the glory of God.

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,

the fruit of the womb a reward.

4Like arrows in the hand of a warrior

are the children of one’s youth.

5Blessed is the man

who fills his quiver with them!

He shall not be put to shame

when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

[Pslam 127:3-5]

Without Biblical marriage, the family disintegrates and society suffers. Nearly every problem facing our culture today begins with the erosion of the nuclear family and the disintegration of the home.

Marriage is a Living Display of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church33However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

[Ephesians 5:31-33]

Perhaps beyond all else, the greatest purpose of marriage is found at the very heart of Jesus Christ. God’s word tells us that when a husband and wife love and cherish one another in a faithful marriage relationship, they become living witnesses by putting the gospel on display.

When a husband sacrificially loves his wife and nurtures and protects and provides for her, he is demonstrating the very same sacrificial love and provision that Jesus Christ has for His bride — the church. When a wife faithfully trusts and willingly submits to the protective leadership of her husband, she is demonstrating the very same trust and dependency that the church should have in Jesus Christ.

It has been said that one of the greatest gifts parents can give their children is simply to love and honor one another well. The actions of a faithful and loving marriage often speak the gospel truer and louder than our words ever could.

By implication this also means that when we misrepresent and mar the image of marriage in our culture, we mar the message of the gospel and miss a powerful opportunity to be a witness to the world.

More than ever, our generation needs to reclaim a higher view of marriage, respect the sacredness of marriage, and recapture the eternal significance of one of God’s greatest gifts to mankind.

What the Bible Says about Itself

The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

[Psalm 119:160]

In attempting to provide more succinct yet substantive blogs, I have decided to begin a new series called “The Bible Says.” If there was ever a generation that simply needed to hear what the Bible says and recover a Biblical worldview, it is ours.

The Bible addresses the significant, fundamental questions of life pertaining to our origin, identity, purpose, and destiny, while at the same time providing practical precepts for everyday living. This series will attempt to provide Biblical answers to some of life’s most critical questions and also expose the many errors being perpetuated both in the church and in this Biblically illiterate culture.

So what a better place to start than to examine what the Bible says about … itself. After all, the Bible consistently makes the claim that it is the revealed word of the One True Living God. The Bible is not just a book about God. It is the Word of God.

Obviously, if there is a God and if He has spoken, then we had better listen. So before we begin anywhere else, let’s see what the Bible says about itself.

God-Breathed

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

[2 Timothy 3:16-17 — NIV]

From Genesis to Revelation, the internal witness of Scripture presumes and asserts that the Bible is the unique, supernatural word of God. Literally there are hundreds of references in Scripture to such phrases as, “Thus says the LORD” and “the word of the LORD” and “God said” and “the LORD said” etc…

Every human author of Scripture acknowledged the divine origin of the Bible by virtue of inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We must consider that the Bible — including the Old and New Testaments — was written over a period of 1,500 years by over 40 different authors living on three different continents in three different languages, and yet when put together it forms one cohesive, coherent witness without contradiction. Only a divine author can account for the flawless integrity and supernatural unity of the Holy Bible, which is why it forever will be the Book of books.

And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation.21For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

[2 Peter 1:19-21]

God’s Word Endures Forever

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

[Jesus Christ — Matthew 24:35 — NIV]

Not only does the Bible claim to be the infallible, inspired Word of God, but also it claims to be eternal in nature. In other words, the Bible is indestructible. It has endured the test of time and survived the most aggressive opposition. No other book in history has been so maligned and hated. Hostile men have tried to silence it, burn it, criminalize it, confiscate it, and eradicated it from the face of the earth, and yet the Bible remains today the most powerful and influential Book of all time.

God’s word transcends all times, places, peoples, and cultures and remains more relevant today than ever before. The Bible has endured and will continue to endure forevermore. As the Psalmist says, “Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens” [Psalm 119:89].

God has spoken. We will do well to listen.

As I open God’s word to address what the Bible says about the various topics, issues, and subjects of life and reality, I will be doing so from the perspective of the divinely inspired and eternal nature of God’s word.

Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 

24for“All flesh is like grass
and all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers,
and the flower falls,
25but the word of the Lord remains forever.”

And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

[1 Peter 1:23-25]

2021 What to Watch For — The Experimental Covid-19 Vaccine

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

[James 1:5]
Vials with a sticker reading, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only” and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration – RC2JUJ9E758P

As people wait in line to receive their Covid-19 vaccines, I cannot help but wonder if the American people have been educated and informed enough about how this untested, experimental mRNA delivery system works and furthermore if it is safe in the short-term or the long run.

Having a background in journalism and coming from a family of nurses, I feel as if it is my responsibility and obligation to gather and disseminate the information and facts that most people will not take the time to consider. Because we are dealing with complex technical and medical concepts, I will do my best to write in layman’s terms and also provide sources for deeper investigation.

These are the following reasons I am very skeptical and hesitant to trust this new, experimental “vaccine,” and frankly why you should be too.

Reason #1 — Experimental Covid-19 vaccines use a radically new mRNA delivery method

The first reason we should be very hesitant to trust these experimental Covid-19 vaccines is because many doctors and medical experts acknowledge that the developers from the major pharmaceutical companies are using unprecedented technology in the delivery mechanism of these “vaccines,” which is more accurately defined as gene therapy. One of the many doctors who have publicly addressed his concern is business ethicist and professor Dr. David Martin, Ph.D, who said in an interview last month that “mRNA is not a vaccination. It’s a gene therapy that was originally developed for cancer treatment.”

Traditional vaccine treatments introduce an attenuated or fragmented form of a live virus into your body, allowing our amazing God-given immune systems to recognize the virus and build natural immunities against it. This is how traditional vaccines help prevent future infection and transmission of said virus.

The mRNA gene treatment, however, works completely differently by actually integrating with your DNA and changing the genetic information in your body, either temporarily or permanently. In simple terms, these experimental “vaccines” are changing our DNA. That alone should give us serious pause.

“The problem is that in the case of Moderna and Pfizer, this is not a vaccine. This is gene therapy” … that sends “a strand of synthetic RNA into the human being and is invoking within the human being the creation of the S1 spike protein, which is a pathogen,” Martin said. “This is not only not keeping you from getting sick, it’s making your body produce the thing that makes you sick … A vaccine is supposed to trigger immunity. It’s not supposed to trigger you to make a toxin.”

[Dr. David Martin — Life Site Article — Jan 25, 2021]

Reason #2 — Experimental Covid-19 vaccines have been rushed to distribution without adequate testing

It’s one thing to use a synthetic mRNA delivery mechanism to manipulate the human genome and change our DNA. It’s another altogether to produce and mass distribute such a radical experimental vaccine in record time without proper trials and adequate testing.

Consider that on average it takes up to 10 years to develop, test, approve, and distribute a new vaccine. Big Pharma pushed the Covid-19 vaccine out in 10 MONTHS! Let that sink in just a minute. 10 MONTHS!

This may be the most alarming reason of all! It is impossible to know how these experimental gene therapies will affect our bodies in the short or long-term. To say that these trials were rushed and there is a lack of clinical studies backing them is the understatement of the year.

When the medical community is usually consistent on following protocol and taking their time on distributing new treatments, why has virtually everyone ignored the normal testing process with these experimental vaccines?

Reason #3 — Experimental Covid-19 vaccines already have produced short-term side effects and deaths

While it may take years to determine what the long-term side effects will be for these new, experimental gene therapies, there already have been reports of serious short-term side effects and deaths due to the “vaccine.”

For example, last month in Norway 23 people died after receiving this experimental vaccine, causing medical officials to question its safety.

Norway said Covid-19 vaccines may be too risky for the very old and terminally ill, the most cautious statement yet from a European health authority as countries assess the real-world side effects of the first shots to gain approval. Officials said 23 people had died in the country a short time after receiving their first dose of the vaccine.”

[Bloomberg article — Jan 15, 2021]

Considering that the elderly and immune compromised are in the highest risk category for Sars-CoV-2 deaths, it is concerning to see such adverse reactions within that age range. Over 99% of people under the age of 65 will naturally recover from SARS-CoV-2, which renders a vaccine unnecessary. Couple that with proven treatments for Covid-19 using safe and inexpensive drugs like hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin, many doctors have expressed their frustrations with the suppression and censorship in the medical community to disparage proven treatments that could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

Furthermore, almost all experimental covid vaccine trials have proven to be utter failures because of a unique adverse response in the body called antibody-dependent enhancement. Both animal and human trials for coronavirus since 2002 have proven to be fatal and most were abandoned.

Reason #4 — Experimental Covid vaccines most likely will not prevent future infection or transmission

Perhaps the most bizarre information coming from the medical community is that the experimental vaccines being mass distributed likely will NOT prevent future infection or transmission, which is why the likes of Dr. Anthony Fauci — White House chief medical officer — has been quoted as saying that mask mandates and social distancing will be necessarily moving forward.

In a New Year’s Day interview with Newsweek, Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), reinforced the WHO’s admission that health officials do not know if COVID-19 vaccines prevent infection or if people can spread the virus to others after getting vaccinated.2 According to U.S. and WHO health officials, vaccinated persons still need to mask and social distance because they could be able to spread the new coronavirus to others without knowing it.”

[The Vaccine Reaction — Jan 3, 2021]

Are you serious?

Are we supposed to trust that an experimental gene therapy that literally integrates with our DNA and makes our bodies produce the toxic Covid-19 pathogen likely DOES NOT EVEN WORK?!!!

Isn’t that what a vaccine is supposed to do? Prevent infection and transmission?

And yet we are already being told that these radical treatments probably won’t work, so we will have to “mask-up” and social distance indefinitely!

You can’t make this stuff up.

Consider a quote from the horses mouth himself.

We do not know if the vaccines that prevent clinical disease also prevent infection. They very well might, but we have not proven that yet….That’s the reason I keep saying that even though you get vaccinated, we should not eliminate, at all, public health measures like wearing masks because we don’t know yet what the effect [of the vaccine] is on transmissibility.”

[Dr. Anthony Fauci — Newsweek Interview — Jan 1, 2021]

So we are expected to get an experimental vaccine that may not even work and that will have God-knows what kind of long-term side effects?

Not to mention the fact that variant mutative strains of SARS-CoV-2 have already been identified in the States, which means as covid mutates and builds resistance like all viruses, this particular experimental vaccine will be rendered useless against the new strains.

Reason #5 — Experimental Covid vaccines are being used to push mandated vaccination passports

Maybe the most troubling result of this strategic social experiment is the obvious attempt by Big Pharma and Big Government to restrict our freedoms and even infringe on our basic human rights. The likes of Bill Gates and Tony Blair have been pushing global vaccination passports that will be required before anyone can “safely” and effectively travel and operate in society in the future.

This obviously creates a serious human rights issue, as we are likely to see both private business and government agencies mandate proof of covid-19 vaccination before allowing individuals the right to re-enter society. Nothing screams Orwellian nightmare quite like mandatory vaccination passports.

Eventually, what we’ll have to have is certificates of who is a recovered person, who’s a vaccinated person, because you don’t want people moving around the world where you’ll have some countries that won’t have it under control, sadly. You don’t want to completely block off the ability for people to go there and come back and move around.”

[Bill Gates TED talk — March 2020]

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is pressuring Great Britain to lead the way in the upcoming G7 Summit by pushing for a mandated universal, digital vaccine passport in order to resume world travel.

Tony Blair (r) and Bill Gates at Davos

Mr Blair said the passport should be digital and capable of tracking and verifying an individual’s coronavirus “status” wherever they travel in the world. Included would be details of any vaccination they had, together with the results of Covid-19 test results. Governments could access data at borders by scanning a QR code, rather than working through reams of paper certificates which might be vulnerable to fraud.

“It’s going to be a new world altogether,” Blair said. “The sooner we grasp that and start to put in place the decisions [needed for a] deep impact over the coming years the better.” 

[Tony Blair — Telegraph — Jan 27, 2021]

All in all, these are but a few reasons to hesitate and educate yourself before rushing to the next vaccine center to get this experimental gene therapy. Needless to say, I am not against all immune therapy. Horrible diseases like polio and smallpox have been all but eradicated using safe and effective vaccines. I am very concerned, however, at the precedent being established out of the manufactured fear and manipulation of the Covid-19 “crisis.”

For more information, I strongly encourage you to watch Dr. Simone Gold’s recent talk here, and visit the website of America’s Frontline Doctors here.

2021 What to Watch For — The Great Apostasy

And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy. And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.

[Mark 4:16-17]

As I shared in my last post, the fires of persecution often spark a spiritual awakening that leads to genuine revival in some of the most oppressed regions of the world. This sword of suffering for Christ cuts both ways, however, and quickly separates the faithful remnant from the many pretenders in the “church.”

What’s more is that when Jesus and the Apostles taught us about the primary signs of the end, they identified an unprecedented time of spiritual deception leading to a mass defection from the faith. As we will see, the Scriptures are clear that before the Lord Jesus comes again, many will fall away and be offended for the sake of Christ.

This phenomenon is known as the Great Apostasy, the falling away, or final rebellion of this age, and as the satanic spirit of this age continues to work in the children of disobedience, the stage now is set for the greatest mass defection from Jesus Christ the world has ever seen.

As Jesus says, “when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” [Luke 18:8]

The Great Apostasy According to Jesus

Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. 10And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.11And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. 13But the one who endures to the end will be saved14And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

[Matthew 24:9-15]

As the Word become flesh, Jesus obviously is our supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice. When it comes to His masterful teachings on end-times prophecy [eschatology], Jesus connects this significant “falling away” with the time of great tribulation. Consider how Jesus describes this coming Great Apostasy in Matthew 24.

  1. All who identify with the name of Jesus Christ — “christians” — will be hated by all nations, persecuted and put to death for His name’s sake.
  2. At that time, many will fall away and choose to save their lives, refusing to suffer and die for Christ by publicly defecting from the faith and renouncing the name of Jesus.
  3. These same defectors then will betray other fellow believers and family members and actively participate in the persecution of the saints.
  4. The lawlessness and social chaos that ensues will create universal distrust, as love for God and our fellow man will grow cold.
  5. Those who remain faithful to Christ and endure to very end will be saved.
  6. The faithful remnant of gospel witnesses — martyrs — will give their lives as a testimony to all nations before Jesus comes.

By using the word “many,” Jesus is implying that a majority of those who identify with Him in the end will not faithfully endure, but only a remnant will be saved. This is the same idea Jesus used in the comparison of the hard road that leads to eternal life and the easy road that leads to destruction. Many will enter the way that leads to death, while only a few will enter the narrow way to life. [Matthew 7:13-14]

On a side note, Jesus uses one of two Greek New Testament words that can be translated “fall away.” Here in Matthew 24 and also in the parable of the sower [Mark 4, Matthew 13], Jesus uses the verb skandalizó, which means “to put a snare (in the way), hence to cause to stumble, to give offense” or “to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey; to cause to fall away.”

The Apostle Paul — in building upon Jesus’ teachings — uses a slightly different word with a nearly identical meaning.

The Great Apostasy According to Paul

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons2through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared.

[1 Timothy 4:1-2]

In describing the very same end-times defection from the faith, Paul uses the Greek word apostasia, which is derived from the verb aphistémi. Both of these words carry the connotation of defecting, leaving, departing, or withdrawing from a position once held. This is where we get the word apostasy.

In one of the most comprehensive explanations of Jesus’ teaching on the last days, Paul emphasizes this mass defection from the faith, as untold millions will turn away from Christ to follow the man of lawlessness — the Antichrist. Furthermore, Paul uses the Great Apostasy and the revealing of the Antichrist as definitive signs that must take place BEFORE Jesus Christ will return.

In other words, Jesus Christ cannot and will not come “at any moment,” but rather there are identifiable signs and prophetic markers that must transpire first before Jesus Christ will return. Much to the surprise of many, these signs must take place before the “coming of our Lord Jesus” and the Day of the LORD, which is precisely why Jesus told us to be watchful and ready for His return.

Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, 2not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God … And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.

[2 Thessalonians 2:1-4, 8]

It is evident that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one and has been blinded by the god of this age. Sadly this will include millions who have identified with Christ, made professions of faith, and become “members” of the church, but who will prove to be self-deceived posers and imposters in the end. Never has there been a more sobering time for God’s people to examine ourselves and measure ourselves by the Biblical qualifications of a true follower of Jesus Christ.

Only those born of the Spirit of God will be able to discern truth from error and test the spirits of our age. Only those born of the Spirit will overcome the world. Only those born of the Spirit will endure to the end and so be saved. [see Luke 12:8-9, 11-12, John 3:1-8]

Which leads me to my final and most important point.

Those Who Belong to Christ Will Endure to the End

Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. 18But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen

[2 Peter 3:17-18]

The idea of apostasy brings with it the age-old debate about the eternal security of the believer and whether or not a person can “lose” his or her salvation. Obviously entire volumes of work have been written from both sides of the soteriological camps on this issue, so let me just cut right through it all and offer a Biblical resolution.

Here is what the Scriptures clearly teach about our assurance of salvation.

  1. Those who have heard the gospel and personally trusted in Jesus Christ have been born again, indwelled by and sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is our deposit guarantee of eternal life. [see John 3:3-8, Ephesians 1:13-14]
  2. Those who have believed in Jesus Christ immediately receive eternal life and have crossed over from death into life. [John 5:24, 1 John 5:11-12]
  3. Those who have trusted in Jesus will never perish and can never be snatched out of His hand. [John 10:28-30]
  4. Those who have believed in God’s only Son can never be separated from his love. [Romans 8:31-39]
  5. Those who believe in Jesus Christ have been born of God and already have overcome the world and will endure to the end. [1 John 5:4-5]

The answer is not complicated in my opinion. True believers in Christ Jesus — those who have been spiritually reborn of God — will never walk away from their Lord and their God. True believers in Jesus — those who have been indwelled by the Holy Spirit — will never abandon their faith in Christ no matter what the cost. True believers in Christ — those who belong to God — can never lose their salvation but will endure faithfully to the end.

And if there was ever any doubt to this truth, the Apostle John puts all the doubts to rest. I am so thankful that we have the full counsel of God’s word to resolve these issues.

The bottom line is this … Those who fall away in the end never belonged to God in the first place.

Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.

[1 John 2:18-19]

2021 What to Watch For — The Great Awakening

But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,

“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

[Ephesians 5:13-16]

As the days of this present evil age grow darker, the light of Christ burns that much brighter in the hearts and lives of His people. We must never forget that God is always working infinitely and immeasurably more than we could possibly imagine. God’s power is made perfect in the midst of our weaknesses. God is always confounding the wisdom of the world through the offense of the cross.

The awakening of revival most often is birthed out of painful persecution. The deepest and strongest revivals usually come in times of distress and suffering. The blood of the martyrs becomes the seed of the church.

God showed mercy to America with at least two significant revivals at critical times in our nation’s history. But instead of using persecution and calamity to bring revival, He used the power of His gospel to melt the hearts of the people and lead them to godly sorrow and genuine repentance. These revivals were preparing the people for what is to come. The First Great Awakening in the mid-18th Century prepared the nation for the American Revolutionary War for Independence. Preachers like George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards called the people to repentance and faith in Christ.

The Second Great Awakening came in the early 19th Century just before the nation would be torn apart in Civil War. God graciously initiated these revivals to bless and preserve America, which then became a blessing to the nations. We sometimes forget that American missionary movements continue to carry the torch of the gospel to untold millions in the nations.

But as I look at the church in America … the one thing that that has been missing is persecution. Adversity. Tribulation. What will it take to teach us the true cost of discipleship?

What will it take for America to experience a third Great Awakening?

What will it take to turn this nation back to God and awaken God’s people for His glory?

The Voices of Martyrs

And the LORD said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground.

[Genesis 4:10]

Before I address America’s future, I need to affirm the obvious present reality for millions of Christians around the world. It is estimated that nearly a dozen Christians are being killed everyday for the sake of Christ.

And yet, in a way that only God can do, the LORD is using the evil choices of ungodly men to accomplish His purposes and fulfill His promises according to His perfect will and good pleasure. Nothing is going to stop God from accomplishing His plan to redeem for Himself a people for His own possession from every nation — showing His mercy and compassion to the very ends of the earth until the very end of the age.

The Spirit of God is falling mightily upon refugees in war torn countries and amidst the most oppressed people groups. There is a global awakening in the darkest corners of our world. Our brothers and sisters all over the world are suffering for the namesake of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The church in Northern Africa and in places like Nigeria is fighting to survive ruthless genocide at the hands of Islamic terrorists. The church in Iraq, Syria, Kurdistan and Armenia nearly has been stamped out, but the seed of God remains in His Word and His people, springing to new life out of the ashes. God is faithful to always preserve a remnant.

The church in Iran and China and North Korea and Turkey and Arabia is catching like wildfire under the terrors of tyranny. Underground and grassroots revivals are breaking out within the notorious 10/40 window, with the potential to reach billions of people with the good news. The Great Commission cannot be stopped and the advancement of God’s kingdom will never be extinguished. For Christ has overcome the world and we overcome in Him.

Join me with a prayer for the persecuted church …

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

[1 Peter 5:6-11]

Awake O Sleeper

If our nation is ever to experience another mighty movement of God and a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit, true repentance must take place. Before the nation will ever repent and turn to God, however, God’s people must first repent of our sins and be restored to God. All of the immorality and corruption and perversion and idolatry of America is an offense to the Holy One of Israel, and God’s people are not to be partakers of such evil deeds of darkness. We are called to “come out of her” — separating ourselves from the wicked, demonic system of Harlot Babylon that holds sway over the whole world [Rev 17-18].

But as long as the church participates with darkness, it loses its effectiveness as a light in the world, and instead becomes indistinguishable from the world. This is why judgment must begin with God’s people — His church — before He holds the world accountable for its sin. And the means by which God most often purifies His people is the means of suffering.

Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 17For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God

18And“If the righteous is scarcely saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”

19Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

[1 Peter 4:16-19]

It is just as humbling as it is sobering to consider how much it truly costs to follow Jesus on this perilous journey through a hostile world. To save your life you must be willing to lose it. To follow Christ, you must take up your cross daily and be willing to die.

If the church in America becomes increasingly marginalized and intentionally demonized, then it will reveal those who pass the test of faith and expose those who are pretenders. Both Scripture and history tell us that as God’s martyrs persevere under trial, God’s light shines brighter for all to see — sparking revival in the hearts of men and bearing witness to the power of God and His gospel.

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe in the gospel.”

[Mark 1:14-15]

Christ Will Shine

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My prayer is that when the time of our trouble and persecution comes in America — and it seems to be coming much sooner than later — that we will be prepared to endure and remain faithful, even unto death. We are a people twice born who laid our lives down with Jesus on the cross, having been crucified with Him so that the life we now live in the body we live by faith in the Son of God who loved us and gave Himself up for us [Galatians 2:20].

Having already died with Christ, we also have already been made alive in Christ through the Holy Spirit who gives us life. And as we await that Day when Christ comes and raises up our mortal bodies in resurrection power, we gladly offer our bodies as living sacrifices to Him.

If there is to be a spiritual awakening in America, it will be through the witness of God’s people who are unashamed to stand with Jesus when the rest of the world is at war with Him. For we have been redeemed from the world to be His witnesses in the world.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

[1 Peter 2:9-10]

I do believe that not unlike the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost — which was the firstfruits of God’s reclamation of the nations — we will once again see a mighty outpouring of the Spirit sparking widespread revival and awakening sinners to their desperate need for the Savior Jesus Christ [see Acts 2:16-21]. May we be willing to pay the ultimate price to reflect His glorious light to the world, until He comes on that Day to judge the world.

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12So death is at work in us, but life in you.

[2 Corinthians 4:6-12]

My prayer has always been that God would let me live to see a true revival — a God-sized work — and perhaps to play just some small part in His eternal plan of redemption. Lord, let us see the great awakening of the last generation and may we forever give You all the glory!

Even so … come quickly Lord Jesus.

2021 What to Watch For — The Great Purge

For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

[Mark 8:38]

Now that the Biden Administration is in power in Washington for the next four years, a new era in American history has begun. We have entered an era of relentless censorship, cancel culture, and the systematic silencing of anyone who does not champion the political narrative of the radical left. Not unlike the communist and socialist dictators and tyrants of the past, we are soon to be living in a dystopian nightmare where the designated “thought police” will arbitrarily decide what is free and acceptable speech and at the same time ruthlessly shame and silence anyone who is willing to think for themselves.

The deep state and radical left will undoubtedly pressure their new puppet Joe Biden to crack down on “dissidents” even harder on every conceivable platform. If we think we have experienced an assault on our First Amendment rights — as we say in the South — “we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”

Here is what to expect now that the political powers have totally shifted into the hands of the most godless people in government.

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Radical “Reprogramming” in Education

We can be sure that this new administration will introduce abhorrent curriculum and push their perverse policies on all children in the public school systems and universities across the nation. Under new Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, we can expect universal indoctrination of such garbage as critical race theory and the preposterous promotion of transgenderism in our schools. Any teachers and administrators who refuse to comply will be fired. Any parents who object will be silenced. Any student who doesn’t regurgitate the radical mantras will fail.

Every good communist knows, as Hitler said, “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”

Radical Criminalization of “Hate Speech”

The radical left is not satisfied with simply silencing any alternative voices. They aim to criminalize what they deem to be “hate speech.” The only problem is … who gets to decide what qualifies as hate speech? In other words, many regard the gospel of Jesus Christ as offensive and therefore hate speech. How long before sharing the gospel publicly will be a crime in America?

And if you are so naive to believe that these beliefs only represent “fringe” groups of the radical left, you are living in fantasy land. Michael Goodwin does a great job showing how this agenda is front and center among liberals.

“My prediction is that we are watching the early innings of a movement to criminalize political speech. There already are efforts on the left to criminalize “hate” speech and the next step is obvious: label as hate speech anything the left doesn’t like.”

[Michael Goodwin — New York Post]

Radical Censorship on All Media Platforms

We have already seen how easily the mainstream media and big-tech giants can collaborate to arbitrarily censor free speech, demonetize platforms, fact-check truth, and silence individuals whom they deem “dangerous” or “threatening.” With a monopoly on information and an entire generation who has been raise by Google and has zero capacity to think for themselves, I shudder to think what the next four years will bring. The information machine controls not only the dissemination of information but also the interpretation of it. We have become such shallow thinkers that we need these “gods” of information to tell us what to believe.

As Senator Marco Rubio has said, “We are now living in a country where four or five companies, unelected, unaccountable, have the monopoly power to decide, we’re gonna wipe people out, we’re going to erase them from any digital platform.” In addition to that reality, the imbecilic Senator from New York — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — recently said that she is in favor of creating new government initiatives that will help “rein in” the press. Translation: The radical left wants total control of state-run, state-sponsored media.

This only scratches the surface of the challenges we now face as followers of Jesus Christ.

So what can we do?

Be Ready, Be Unashamed, Be Faithful

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

[1 Corinthians 1:18]

Make no mistake about it. The gospel of Jesus Christ does not meet the community standards of the social media fact checkers. The gospel of Jesus Christ qualifies as hate speech in this godless post-Christian culture. The gospel is quite offensive to the sinner, and therefore we can expect the cancel culture to silence us, censor us, and criminalize us as “hate mongers” in the new America.

First, we can’t be surprised when this fiery trial comes upon us as if something strange were happening. This must be expected. We must be prepared. Jesus reminds us that He did not come to bring peace but a sword of division. Jesus warned us that this would happen to all who acknowledge Him before men.

Second, we must never be ashamed of Jesus Christ and His gospel. Our Savior bled and died for us, while we were still His enemies. The very least we can do is be willing to be reviled and persecuted for His name’s sake.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 

[Romans 1:16]

Lastly, we must remain faithful to God, seeking to please Him before any man or government or big-tech giant. Without faith it is impossible to please God. In the end, it is God to whom we must give an account of our lives — not man. May we live in such a way that we are able to stand before God on that Day of judgment and be rewarded for our faithfulness and devotion to Him, no matter what the cost.

We will not be silenced!

“We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

[Acts 5:28-28]

Maranatha!

2021 What to Watch For — The Great American Revolution

“When you hear of wars and revolutions, don’t be terrified! These things must happen first, but the end will not come immediately.”

[Luke 21:9]

As I write this, there is a surreal and sobering reality that dominates my mind.

What I am about to say is simply my perspective of where we are as a nation.

Without being overly dramatic or being held captive by the moment, this is where I stand at the present.

Our nation as we know it effectively is over. One way or the other, America will never be the same after this. Possibly for the good. Possibly for the bad. Either way, something big is happening. Something that will forever change the fabric and future of our country. A monumental shift has taken place in America, and there will be no going back.

Call it revolution. Call it civil war. Call it the great purge. Call it whatever you want.

All I know is that we had better brace ourselves for what is coming — for what is already happening.

Could we be witnessing the beginning of another American revolution?

These are the Facts

Facts seem to be at a premium these days. With the coordinated efforts of social media big tech censorship combined with the fake news machine of the mainstream media, it has become increasingly difficult — almost impossible — to get the facts. We have become inundated by misinformation, deception and confusion to the point that it’s hard to know what to believe anymore.

So I will do my best here to simply lay out the facts in concise fashion to demonstrate how our nation got to this point.

Donald Trump Shocked the World by Winning the 2016 Election Against All Odds

No one can deny the fact that Donald Trump is an enigma — an anomaly — and he was not supposed to be part of the equation. How could an arrogant, playboy billionaire with no political experience ever have a chance to become president of the United States? I dare say few saw it coming, and yet Trump shocked the corrupt Washington establishment by defeating Hillary Clinton by promising to “make America great again.” Apparently there were enough American people who were fed up with the lies and corruption of the proverbial swamp and who wanted to preserve the precious God-given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The Washington Establishment and Media Moguls have attempted to bring Trump down from Day 1

Even before Donald Trump took office, there was an all-out, coordinated attempt to destroy him. Just think about it. It literally has been Trump representing the American people against the corrupt establishment. One man, attempting to drain the cess pool of the swamp and expose the treasonous actors behind the deep state.

Trump’s enemies include all career politicians at every level of government from both political parties — including past presidents — the Department of Justice and CIA, all mainstream media moguls and their networks, all social media moguls and their platforms, big tech, public educators and universities. China, Iran and the European Union hate Trump. Even many people in his own cabinet and on his own staff were compromised and turned against him. He virtually has no one he can trust.

Just consider a sampling of what Trump has had to endure since taking office.

  1. The Fake Russian collusion scandal — not only proven to be a false and totally fabricated story but in reality the real Russian collusion was being carried out by Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton in a coordinated effort to sabotage Trump, even before he took office.
  2. The blackmailing and framing of General Michael Flynn, Trump’s director of National Security Adviser.
  3. The bogus Mueller investigation — almost two years wasting millions of tax-payers money to prove that Trump was innocent of Russian collusion
  4. The baseless Ukraine scandal — interestingly it is Hunter and Joe Biden who seem to be connected to trading political favors to Ukrainian oligarchs for money
  5. The first impeachment attempt — another waste of time and taxpayer money. Trump was quickly acquitted by the Senate because of the baseless claims of “abuse of power.”
  6. COVID-19 — Trump was blamed for shutting the nation down, then blamed for not shutting the nation down. Trump is being blamed the one responsible for all American Covid deaths.
  7. Social Justice riots — Trump somehow was blamed for being a racist dictator when he insisted on maintaining law and order, while the corrupt politicians and mainstream media encouraged the violence and the burning down of American cities.
  8. Election fraud — overwhelming evidence that the 2020 election was a coordinated effort to steal the presidency from Trump, who received nearly 75 million votes — the most for any incumbent in American history. The statistical anomalies alone prove that there was massive fraud in the 2020 election. Consider that the total number of votes cast exceeded the total number of eligible voters in the U.S., along with an abundance of hard evidence that the outcome of this election cannot be trusted.
  9. The theatrics of the storming of the U.S. Capitol building — another coordinated attempt to blame Trump for “insurrection” and for inciting violence and sponsor terrorism.
  10. Big Tech companies (Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Google) have coordinated together to censor and completely silence President Trump in an unprecedented assault on the 1st Amendment to the Constitution.
  11. The second attempt to impeach and/or immediately removal from Trump from office with less than two weeks left in his term. No president in U.S. history has ever been impeached twice.

The Corrupt Washington Establishment will do ANYTHING to Remain in Power

Here we are with less than a week left in Trump’s term, and yet the Washington establishment is still attempting to destroy Trump.

My question is … WHY?

If they already “won” the election and Trump is on his way out the door, then why would Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer be trying to impeach him again and accuse him of insurrection?

I know the narrative is that Trump’s enemies vow to make it impossible for Trump to ever be able to run again for political office again, but I don’t believe that is why they are trying to bring him down when he is already on the way out of the White House.

I believe the Washington establishment is scared to death. I believe they know that Donald Trump has the proof and power necessary to expose them for all the years of unchecked corruption, lies, blackmail, immorality, fraud, and organized racketeering that has made them rich. I believe Trump has the evidence to expose high-level government officials and media moguls of crimes against humanity and crimes of treason and sedition. Crimes against America.

Perhaps this is why these people loathe and despise Donald Trump so much. He is not one of the “good ole boys.” He isn’t bought and compromised like 99% of Washington. He doesn’t play their sick and demented games because he doesn’t have to. Trump is hated because he is an outsider, and from day one he was never welcomed in Washington. They hate him because they can’t control him.

As the most powerful man in the world, who now has classified information about all the political crimes being carried out in American media and government, he has the power to expose these wicked and evil rulers for who they are. That is why they want to destroy Trump. I believe they will do anything to keep their place in power, and they have proven as much.

What Happens if Trump Exposes Everything?

What if Trump beat them at their own game?

What if Trump purposefully allowed all of this to transpire to the very end so that he could catch all of these career criminals in the act of treason and sedition and crimes against humanity?

What if Trump is about to declassify all the evidence at his disposal and reveal once and for all to the American people who these godless criminals really are by exposing their deeds of darkness.

Consider the classified information that Trump now has at his disposal.

  1. Julian Assange and the Wikileaks data breach of declassified information
  2. Hillary Clinton emails
  3. Anthony Weiner laptop
  4. Ghislaine Maxwell’s testimony about the Epstein pedophile network and flight logs
  5. Hunter Biden’s laptop
  6. Nancy Pelosi’s laptop — taken during the staged “siege” of the U.S. Capitol building

Fox News Analyst Sean Hannity said just two days ago that the contents found on the Hunter Biden laptop alone will be enough to “shock the soul of this nation.”

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With less than one week remaining in Trump’s presidency, many are wondering if Trump is finally going to play his “Trump Card” and declassify everything for the American people to see for themselves.

If he does, then we could see high-level government officials arrested and tried for treason, sedition and crimes against humanity. We could see the biggest scandal in American history be exposed before our very eyes.

All I can say is … you better brace yourselves. If this happens in the next week, then our nation will be thrust into chaos like we’ve never seen before. Martial law is almost sure to follow. Riots will erupt and the entire nation will be forced to choose who to believe and whose side they are on.

This could be the beginning of the Great American Revolution.

Be sure to turn on your emergency alert notifications on your mobile devices.

Fill up with gas and stock up on essentials.

Have a plan to protect your family if things go dark.

And Pray like never before.

Have mercy Lord Jesus.

Epiphany — The Appearing of God

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ

[Titus 2:11-13]

Today is January 6th, 2021 — Epiphany.

On the traditional “Christian” calendar — especially in Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Eastern Orthodox persuasions — today is regarded as the holy day of the Epiphany, which is the celebration of the manifestation of the Messiah of Israel, the Son of God and Savior of the world. As one of the oldest Christian holidays — even predating December 25 — it would be well worth some time to discover more about the origin, history and meaning behind such a sacred festival. Here is a helpful article from the Catholic perspective.

Primarily, the Feast of Epiphany is associated with the visit of the wise men — magi from the east — who first interpreted and then tracked a star to Jerusalem to investigate the birth of the King of the Jews [Matthew 2]. After finding the newborn King in Bethlehem, the magi bowed down to worship Him, commemorating the initial manifestation of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, fulfilling the ancient promise that the Messiah of Israel had come to bless all the nations of the earth with His eternal salvation [Genesis 12:3].

While the visitation the Magi and the mystery of the gospel to the Gentiles is also a topic most worthy of discovery and discussion, I would like to take today’s post in a different direction — an eschatological direction. The word epiphany itself is revealing in that its Biblical expression is more closely connected to the second advent of Jesus Christ than to His birth.

As we are about to see, epiphany literally means “brilliant appearance” or “glorious manifestation,” as derived from the Greek word — epiphaneia [ἐπιφάνεια]. The Biblical authors used this word intentionally to describe the visible and awesome display of the glory of God when He comes from heaven in power at the end of the age. In other words, in light of His first appearing as the Suffering Servant, we should be living in hopeful expectation of the appearing of Jesus Christ as the Conquering King.

Epiphany in the Prophets

There are so many prophetic references in the Old Testament that describe the visible and glorious appearance of the LORD when He comes to judge the nations. All of these Scriptures emphasize the conspicuous nature of the Day of the LORD. For brevity, I will only share a few here.

Then the LORD will appear over them,
and his arrow will go forth like lightning;
the Lord GOD will sound the trumpet
and will march forth in the whirlwinds of the south.

[Zechariah 9:14]

God came from Teman,
and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah
His splendor covered the heavens,
and the earth was full of his praise.
His brightness was like the light;
rays flashed from his hand;
and there he veiled his power.

[Habakkuk 3:3-4]

And all the people who are on the face of the earth, shall quake at my presence. And the mountains shall be thrown down, and the cliffs shall fall, and every wall shall tumble to the ground … So I will show my greatness and my holiness and make myself known in the eyes of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.

[Ezekiel 38:20, 23]

Now let’s take a look at how the Apostles used the word epiphany in the New Testament to further develop this doctrine of God’s future appearing.

Epiphany in the New Testament

Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.

[Revelation 1:7]

The appearing of Jesus Christ is inextricably connected to several key eschatological events. The Apostle Paul was exclusive in his use of the Greek word, epiphaneia, though other Apostles used a similar Greek word — phaneroó φανερόω — to describe the appearing of Christ. These words, along with the words “coming” and “revelation,” are used interchangeably throughout the New Testament.

Jesus will appear to destroy the lawless one

In his second letter to the Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul provides a significant detail about the “appearing” of Jesus Christ — namely that it will be the precise moment He destroys the antichrist [aka the lawless one]. It is also worth considering that Paul connects the appearing of Jesus with His “coming” and the Day of the LORD.

Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.

And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.

[2 Thessalonians 2:1-4, 8]

We know from other passages like Revelation 19 that the Beast (antichrist) is destroyed at the end of the great tribulation, therefore, the appearing of Jesus Christ must be at the end of the great tribulation.

Jesus will appear at the appointed time

Paul encouraged Timothy to remain faithful and fight the good fight of faith to the end, which he correlates with the appearing of Jesus Christ.

I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession,14to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen

[1 Timothy 6:13-16]

Jesus will appear to establish His kingdom

In Paul’s second letter to Timothy, he connects the epiphany of Christ to His coming kingdom on earth. Again, God’s kingdom will be established at the end of this present age.

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom

[2 Timothy 4:1]

Jesus will appear to reward the saints

In the very same passage, Paul links the final rewarding of the faithful saints to the appearing of Christ.

Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

[2 Timothy 4:8]

Jesus will appear in glory

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

[Titus 2:11-14]

Paul, in one of the most profound statements in the New Testament, says that our blessed hope is the appearing of our “great God and Savior Jesus Christ!” And because we interpret Scripture with Scripture, we now know that this appearing will take place at the end of the age when Jesus Christ comes in visible glory to destroy the antichrist, establish His kingdom and reward His saints.

It is critical in understanding that the appearing of Christ IS NOT a secret, phantom event but rather the most profound display of God’s glory the world has ever seen! The appearing of Jesus Christ will be LITERAL, VISIBLE, PHYSICAL, and UNMISTAKABLE!

In closing, I would like to remind everyone reading this post that the epiphany of Jesus Christ is much more than the story of His birth — as glorious as it was. The epiphany of Jesus Christ is the story of the coming Day when He returns in power and great glory for all the world to see. It is this appearing that we must be prepared to face. It is this appearing that we cannot escape.

The Apostle John leaves us with a reminder of how sobering this appearing will be. Are you prepared to meet Jesus Christ? Is your soul yearning for the appearing of our great God and Savior? Or will you shrink back in fear on that Day when His glory is revealed?

And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.

[1 John 2:28]

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

[1 John 3:2]

Even so, come Lord Jesus!

2021 What to Watch For — The Global Reset

Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, 17so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.

[Revelation 13:17-18]

The world is changing at an exponential rate that is inconceivable and impossible to keep up with. I call this comprehensive transformation of our world the great convergence — as all things in this present age are hurtling at warp speed toward the same point in spacetime. This “omega” point will be the culmination of this age and the climax of redemptive history, when Jesus Christ returns to the earth to establish His kingdom and make all things new.

In other words, Jesus effectively will “reset” the world, regenerating all of creation and ushering in the Messianic Age of God’s kingdom on earth. This is the Day all believers are longing for.

Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world [regeneration], when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life. 30But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

[Matthew 19:28-30]

However, before Jesus returns to establish His throne and initiate His new kingdom on earth, there will be a counterfeit kingdom established on earth that will be under the authority and control of the devil — otherwise known as the god of this age and prince of this evil world system.

The Scriptures are clear that prior to the triumphant return of Jesus Christ, the devil will have at least 42 months (3.5 years) to unite and rule the kingdoms of this earth with global governance and control, as he will transfer all of his power and authority to one man — the beast [see Revelation 13:5-8].

Whereas many have envisioned how this final evil empire will be established in the last days, few could have foreseen a future when the prominent nations and elite oligarchs of the world would first manufacture and then take advantage of a global “crisis” in order to initiate the alignment of a globalist dystopian nightmare.

I am referring to what is being called the “Great Reset” by the United Nations and the World Economic Forum, and I am very concerned by what I see.

You should be too.

WHAT IS THE GREAT RESET?

In the wake of the COVID-19 “crisis,” many world leaders have suggested that a total economic reset is in order that effectively will transform the world economy by replacing “shareholder” capitalism with what is called “stakeholder” capitalism. In short, the Great Reset is an attempt to confiscate all private property and eliminate the financial freedom of individuals by transferring the world’s wealth to a small group of elite investors and private companies, who will then decide how the world’s financial resources are used and disseminated to the rest of us.

If you don’t believe me, go read it for yourself from the World Economic Forum official website.

https://www.weforum.org/great-reset

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/now-is-the-time-for-a-great-reset/

These globalist oligarchs are not trying to hide their intentions but proudly announce them to all, but my question is why now?

And their answer is simple. According to the Untied Nations and the World Economic Forum, there are at least two unique global crises that require a global reset and new world order.

  1. COVID-19 and subsequent global pandemics
  2. Climate change

These problems are so systemic and insurmountable — they say — that it in order to save the planet and preserve the general welfare of the greater good, individuals must be willing to relinquish their individual autonomy and pursuit of happiness and submit to this new system of global governance. In other words, the Great Reset is Big Brother on a global scale, the likes of which make George Orwell look like a modern day prophet. The Hill does a good job summarizing this plan here.

Just in case you might not understand what this nefarious agenda is all about, the Great Reset is the same old lie being repackaged for mass consumption. It involves mass redistribution of wealth, profit sharing, mass data gathering and sharing, big tech synergy and censorship, global surveillance, digital identity, public indoctrination and reeducation, oppressive environmental regulations, medical mandates on vaccinations, as well as medical passports.

“During the COVID-19 crisis, companies, universities, and others have joined forces to develop diagnostics, therapeutics, and possible vaccines; establish testing centers; create mechanisms for tracing infections; and deliver telemedicine. Imagine what could be possible if similar concerted efforts were made in every sector.”

[Klaus Schwab — Founder of World Economic Forum — https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/now-is-the-time-for-a-great-reset/%5D

These global elites believe — like all arrogant narcissists — that human beings are poor, ignorant, mindless consumers who are self-destructive and dangerous to themselves and others. Therefore, we need them to come and “save us from ourselves” because they are smart and rich and know what is best for the rest of us.

In other words, the Great Reset will attempt to place all resources in the hands of a few elite globalists who then determine what the rest of us can have and how we can use it, and beyond all of that, we should be grateful for what they give us because they have saved us from ourselves. Such is the demented and sick mind of the so-called “ruling class,” and for the first time in the modern era, these evil elites see their opportunity to initiate their grand plan, using COVID-19 as an excuse to change the world as we know it.

For the record, I am not saying that the World Economic Forum and the United Nations are the manifestation of the end-times kingdom of the beast described in the Bible, but what I am saying is that this evil agenda — left unchecked — inevitably will contribute to development of that final world system under the antichrist.

You had better watch for the advancement of the Great Reset in 2021 and be informed. Your life could depend on it.

For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,

“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

[Ephesians 5:12-17]