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Hope in Our Darkest Hour

What an amazingly beautiful three years it had been as the divine Son of God walked with His disciples and followers. They had all been filled with hope beyond their wildest imagination. They received more than just a glimpse of the new life in Christ as they observed Jesus overcoming the many obstacles from both the religious community and the power structures of decadent Rome.  From the many healings to the casting out of demons, and the many other miracles it brought forth an amazing hope for humanity in their darkest hour. But now things were different as they huddled together in the upper room to escape the prying eyes of the cruelest power on earth. Whatever happened to the hope that would deliver them from their cesspool of misery, long before they would classify this as depression and anxiety? All of Christ’s most ardent followers shared the same memories of a new hope for humanity who embraced the power of love and forgiveness. Somehow the light from within was still shining brightly even in the dark confines of their new sanctuary.

Once again after two thousand years, fallen humanity is huddled together with no real hope for the future. Although many loudly proclaim their false hope, many others are now questioning that hope as pure fiction. The great democracies of the West arose from the missionary movements that swept the known world. It arose from a strong desire to teach all children the foundations of our living faith. It arose from a belief in public prayer and obedience to all of God’s beautiful commandments. The great democracies of the West arose by shunning all perverted lifestyles, cherishing all children, even the unborn, and nurturing the strength of the family unit. In the beginning, there was great hope as the church bells rang forth from nearly every corner of society. It was a great day to be alive when our hope was built on nothing less than Jesus’s blood and righteousness. On Christ the solid rock I stand was more than just a hymn, it was the cement that bound us together as a nation and a true everlasting light to the Western democracies.

Tragically our vibrant hope in the Western democracies has turned into our darkest hour. Now we are faced with tragedy on every side. No one knows exactly where or when it started. Was it the television that led an entire nation to follow the liberal teachings of the left or was it the introduction of the internet that allowed people to enter the darkest alleyways of perversion? Perhaps it was the tearing down of God’s beautiful commandments or the cessation of prayer in public schools? Maybe it started when the local church adopted secular psychology and an array of psychotropic drugs to help their people to overcome the old sin nature and the wiles of the devil. I am sure there is a catalog of issues that started this horrific deterioration of the Western democracies. This deterioration eventually destroyed their hope as God’s wrath allowed them to lose one embarrassing war after another. Their hope has been diminished further with increasing earthquakes, tsunami’s, tornadoes, and heatwaves. Their hope has been diminished even further with continuous flooding in their cities.

Perhaps the greatest damage to their hope has been fear. There is the fear of recession, the fear of unimaginable lawlessness, and now the fear of a Third World War. As most of the Christian community huddles together in their homes and with like-minded friends on social media they too have had their hope greatly affected even if they are unwilling to admit it. Unfortunately, most of fallen humanity continues to proclaim their false hope to maintain their worthless ideology and their outright rejection of Jesus Christ as Lord. Truth be known, their hope is shaken too even if they too are unwilling to admit it. This is the Western democracies’ darkest hour. Although the other kings of the East have not yet joined Russia in its march against the Western democracies, starting with Ukraine, they have all justified their hatred and the latest invasion. They have publicly followed the Russian Church’s pronouncement that the West is decadent and must be stopped from spreading its lies and perversions. Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is backed by Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church. We need to find hope in our darkest hour.

It had been a long three days and nights as Christ’s followers hunkered down waiting for a sign, any sign that would deliver them from their peril and restore their robust hope. It finally came! Not at least what they expected. It was the women bringing forth the glorious news that Christ had risen. Shock turned into investigation, and investigation turned into a new revitalized Hope. The Apostles, disciples, and the followers of Christ came out boldly to a new world where their fear was eradicated. Eventually, with the power of the Holy Spirit, they separated themselves from the fallen world to strengthen their faith and to refine the irrefutable message of the Cross, the power unto salvation. It did not take long to embrace the new life in Christ so different from the known world. It didn’t take long before the message of Hope to spread throughout the known world turning the world completely upside down. Although persecution quickly arose it never doused the flame that was burning brightly in the heart of every believer. What a glorious day that was to see and touch the scarred hands of the resurrected Christ. What a glorious day to have their faith and hope renewed. They had gone from the darkest hour of their lives to the brightest day known to mankind. He has risen!

Now back to our present-day where honesty would proclaim that real hope is nonexistent for most of humanity. As we are hunkered down experiencing our darkest hour, hope is still on the horizon for those who believe. God can still withdraw His hand bringing forth one tragic circumstance after another. Repentance is needed. God can still stop Russia not by advanced weaponry or your useless and hateful sanctions, but by His righteous right hand. God can stop the hate and lawlessness that’s invaded our cities. He can stop the flooding along with every other so-called natural disaster. God still offers hope through His only begotten Son, for all those who believe. Yes, it is time for the followers of Christ to come out of hiding and march boldly in the streets of the world denouncing the perversion of the Western democracies and sharing unashamedly the everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ. This must reach further than your keystrokes on social media. On this Easter morn, April 17th, 2022, let God’s children arise with new hope and determination that will shake the known world. Arise and stop the fighting and hate-mongering. Extend your right hand in love and fellowship. Arise! And all of God’s children said, “Amen!

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When the Witness Stops Witnessing (Video)

Let me remind you that the testimony of the witnesses is so strong it’s like fire coming forth from their mouth to destroy the arguments of those who come against them (Revelation 11:5). Their testimony is like our testimony, which is what Jesus Christ has done for us. The Bible says that there is great power in the message of the Cross and specifically our testimony (I Corinthians 1:18). After watching this important video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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When the Witness Stops Witnessing

Let me remind you that the testimony of the witnesses is so strong it’s like fire coming forth from their mouth to destroy the arguments of those who come against them (Revelation 11:5). Their testimony is like our testimony, which is what Jesus Christ has done for us. The Bible says that there is great power in the message of the Cross and specifically our testimony (I Corinthians 1:18). Our testimony says, before Christ, there was an emptiness that could not be explained. No matter how hard we worked to fill this emptiness in our lives, we could not. Before Christ, even the right we knew to do was very difficult causing us untold problems. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). The Good News is everything changed when we believed what Christ did for us on the Cross. All our sins were placed upon Christ as He took our place and paid the penalty for our transgressions. He died for our sins and was buried for three days in a tomb. On the third day, Christ rose from the dead and is now seated in Heaven making intercession for our sins. Our faith in the resurrection of Christ gives us a brand-new life in Christ where old things truly pass away. This new life fills our emptiness with the indwelling Spirit and gives us power over the old sin nature. In time we are also filled with an amazing joy and a peace that defies understanding. Our testimony has great power to those who are willing to listen. This is our testimony.

Once the witnesses finished their testimony, then the beast shall overcome them and kill them” (Revelation 11:7). Notice that the witnesses stopped their witness prior to being overcome by the beast. The best had no power over the witnesses until the witnesses stopped sharing their testimony. This is very important. Our testimony becomes foolishness and loses its great power over the forces of evil when we integrate the lies of the world into God’s holy truth. Our testimony is powerless when we believe in science over God’s truth or integrate it with Biblical doctrine. When our testimony is filled with meaningless illustrations and watered-down truth then it loses its power to convict the sinner, it loses its power over the beast system, a system designed by the devil to enslave all of humanity. Remember the beast only comes when the witness stops. Although we will have many that fight against our witness, as long as we continue to witness our testimony, even in the face of violent and rude opposition, then it will keep the beast from arising and killing us and our witness. Stop the witness of our testimony and the beast will arise. We need to be very clear about this truth.

So, what causes the witnesses to stop their testimony? What could cause them to stop witnessing to the fallen world? Was it unimaginable chaos? Was it unchecked anarchy? Although no doubt both, attributed to their decision, I believe it goes much deeper. They stopped their witness because they gave up hope that fallen humanity could change. They saw so-called believers turn away from God. Shockingly, they no longer want to hear that God is working in our lives and that nothing happens by accident. They no longer want to hear about our visions and our prophecies. They no longer want to hear about the little miracles that we see happening in our life every day. Sadly, to say it has become easy to lose hope when we see so many turning away from God and ignoring our messages. It’s so tragic to witness our testimony falling on deaf ears. When one door after another shuts it becomes easier to lose hope in humanity. This is especially tragic when you know that the beast will arise and lead the entire world into bondage when the witness stops. So, dear children, please let me encourage all of you to share your complete testimony often (read the first paragraph again). Please don’t trust in your pastors and evangelist to do this for you. We must all witness asking God to give us an open door so that they will truly listen and accept the Gospel truth.

When the witnesses are killed, and the witness is stopped there is a great earthquake (Revelation 11:13). In reality, this will shake the entire Christian community for what will soon come upon the children of God.  Christians are no longer allowed to witness. “The remnant is sorely frightened.” Notice that after the witness stopped and the beast arose the remnant was still here. They were greatly frightened, not only by the beast, but by the fierce wrath of God being poured out on unrepentant humanity. There is no greater fear that humanity will ever face than the righteous wrath of God. All the wars and all the lawlessness from humanity pale in significance as to what God’s wrath will do to humanity, the earth, and the universe. With the wars and lawlessness, you can hide or fight back, but with the wrath of God, you literally can’t do anything. As fallen humanity cries and curses the God of heaven and earth, the remnant will stand firm even as they too experience great fear. The Bible says, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31). Thank God, as we shall see God does not leave His children alone to face these calamities falling upon unrepentant humanity.

When the beast turns his wrath upon God’s beloved children, “Here is the patience and the faith of the saints” (Revelation 13:10). Now fallen humanity turns their unholy wrath upon the whole Christian community, everyone who claims Jesus Christ as their Savior. Yes, this is the great persecution and if you think somehow you will magically escape it, then you will not be prepared. You will not stand firm. Only those who are patient and have faith will stand firm. Patience is extremely important as we enter this time of persecution. In the First Century, most believers at the time dealt with persecution in one of three ways. They either stood bravely before their persecutors or they fled for their lives, or worse yet they openly denied their Savior. Patiently waiting for the outcome of the charges filed against you without taking matters into your own hands will be essential. This too will take a great deal of faith believing that God is with you no matter what the outcome is, either going into captivity, being incarcerated, or being killed by the sword, their chosen method of execution (Revelation 13:10). To fight back is not an option for God’s faithful remnant if you are caught or have decided not to run.

The wrath of God now comes upon fallen humanity. “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus” (Revelation 14:12). When God’s beloved children are viciously attacked, then God will pour out all His wrath. This wrath is so horrific that only two things will allow the faithful remnant to have patience enough to stand firm against the persecution amid the Great Tribulation. They will patiently stand firm only by keeping the commandments of God and having faith in Jesus. It’s insightful that the Bible adds “keeping the commandments of God” to those who now need to stand firm not only against the beast and his evil system but against the wrath of God that’s poured out against all unrighteousness. So, the key to standing firm is obedience to all of God’s beautiful commandments. The biggest challenge during this time will be keeping the commandments on non-retaliation (Matthew 5:38-48) and loving your neighbors as you love yourself (Matthew 22:39). It doesn’t negate the other commandments, but it stresses during this turbulent time we must still act like Christians even if they vehemently refuse to hear our testimony, which most will. Even as they strike out against God and our fellow believers, we must maintain our Christian character. God is watching. God is not only watching but He is still with you working things out according to His divine plan (Hebrews 13:5). As we stand firm, we look forward to seeing Jesus Christ’s glorious coming in the clouds. And all the people said, Amen!

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Three Great Powers to Overcome the Wiles of the Devil

The lukewarm church and the religious cult are both powerless to stand against the wiles of the devil. Both are missing the power of love, the power of forgiveness and the power of the resurrection – three great powers to overcome the wiles of the devil. Satan and the unclean spirits (or fallen angels) are incapable of overcoming these three great powers made manifest in God’s true children, the faithful remnant. This is good news for the end time saints who have witnessed the influence of Satan to capture so many in our day. Addiction to prescription drugs, both pain killers and psychiatric, have decimated the population leaving most under the control of demonic influence and the power of sin. A lukewarm church has done little in equipping the believers to stand against the wiles of the devil. The religious cult has robbed the believers of their power to stand against the trickery and deception of Satan. Psychiatry and the medical professionals are throwing different labels on people at the speed of light to explain their bizarre and unbelievable behavior. The world, the lukewarm church, and the religious cults are powerless to stand against the wiles of the devil. On the other hand, true believers have that power. Continue reading Three Great Powers to Overcome the Wiles of the Devil

The Immortal Message of Easter

On Easter morn, we are drawn back to the message of the Cross that all-encompassing will of God. We are catapulted beyond the simple historical message of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection to the infinite heights of God’s will for our life in Christ Jesus. If we only see the historical event steeped in tradition then we have missed the message. In the Apostle Paul’s farewell message to the Ephesian elders he declared, “For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). And the starting place in this wonderful journey in understanding the whole will of God is by following the admonition of Christ to pick up our cross and follow Him. The Bible says, “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23). To pick up the cross means death. It simply cannot mean anything else. It is a conscious decision to follow Christ in His death by dying to self. As we enter the dark night of our soul we discover that everything of the old sin nature must die. Every vestige of pride must be nailed to the cross. Every glimmer of self-will must die with Christ. Through faith in Christ our death to self becomes a reality. Step by step we are able to put off the old life. Continue reading The Immortal Message of Easter