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A Voice Crying in the Wilderness

The Bible says, “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God” (Isaiah 40:3). Most are not what they appear to be. When Christ comes back their masks will be removed, and everything will be revealed. Are you truly ready for that day? Remember, God looks at your heart, your mind, and your soul. He looks at your memories and your every thought that you ever had. He looks at how you spend your days chasing after one opinion and then another. He is fully aware of how much time you have spent on social media, YouTube, entertainment, and your relentless searches on the internet. He knows everything about you as you stand before the King of Glory waiting to be judged for everything that you have done in the body (see II Corinthians 5:10). Now, tell me again that you are ready for His glorious coming in the clouds. The Bible says, “And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:2). So, let’s talk about getting ready for the coming of Christ who will rapture up the pure Body of Christ, to be caught up to meet Him coming in the clouds. This is a topic we don’t want to quickly pass over. We need to take our time to ensure that we will be ready when Christ returns.

The first thing we need to do is throw away that Sunday go-to-meeting mask with those beautiful smiles etched in self-esteem. The second thing we need to do is stop chasing everyone’s opinion and seek an audience with the resurrected Christ.  Your eternal life depends on it before you decide to cast this article aside. Satan has done a great job of sowing confusion among God’s children and the rest of the world. Social media gives the entire world a platform to express their unqualified opinions on the world stage. This is the worst evil to have ever descended upon the planet. For the so-called believers, it has given them a mixed bag of theology and for the rest, it has allowed the enemy to divide the entire world into warring camps ready to annihilate one another. Social media including YouTube is like a drug that keeps the entire population hooked as an addict. Some will leave, but they almost always come back to fill up the large hole left in their time, not knowing what to do with themselves. Social media is like a double-edged sword where it gives the contributor pride that his opinion must be correct when it’s validated by his number of likes and followers, then it gives the rest a mixed bag of theology by trying to assimilate everyone’s contradicting opinions.

Satan’s endgame is working!  You can hear him laughing now! Very few will be ready for the Second Coming of Christ because they have wasted all their time searching for some elusive truth and totally missing the mark. So, we must find something else to fill the time to help us get ready for eternity. Stop chasing after everyone’s opinion and seek an audience with the risen Christ who will speak directly to you through the indwelling Spirit and be validated by His all-sufficient truth in the Holy Bible. When you follow this method used by the saints of old, long before social media, you will soon discover that the Bible is not just a history book but a book that shows you how to grow up spiritually in Christ. This Spiritual growth is not something that can be accomplished in a few short Sunday School lessons, it will take your entire life. Let’s be very clear on that, it will take your entire life as you press on to the goal of your upward calling in Christ Jesus (see Philippians 3:14). The resurrected Christ will not teach you how to play church, but He will teach you how to be the Church.

Some of you may need to start with salvation where you will offer your entire life to Christ believing that He alone can accomplish what He has promised to do in your life, believing that Christ will make you into a new creation where old things will truly pass away (see II Corinthians 5:17). You may need to begin again at the Cross repenting of all of your sins and believing that Christ’s shed blood on the Cross will wash away your sins and forgive them for all eternity. Your faith will only open the door, now you must go through it by applying all of God’s truth to your life, which will help you to overcome the old sin nature and put off the old life. Now comes the exciting part, you learn from God’s Word how to put on the new life in Christ, which helps you to put off the old life. Dear children, remember you are still standing at the door until you allow Christ to grow you from one degree of glory to another. We do this by keeping in step with the Spirit. Yes, this will be a lifelong journey but if you are not on the journey, then Christ at His second coming will know. Christ sets the rate of our growth we cannot lag behind, nor can we run ahead, but we can keep in step with the Spirit, one step at a time (see Galatians 5:16-26). I will tell you, in the beginning, some of these steps are most difficult where they will seem almost impossible, but they are not. We don’t have an option to give up we must continue realizing the great joy and peace that comes with every accomplishment.

If you are ready, then let us proceed. I will suggest that you get a little journal to record in it every time you learn something new that must be put out of your life, then also record in your journal every time that you learn something new that must be put into your life. Start by reading the Gospel of John, then day by day read through the New Testament, each time reading it slowly and prayerfully until you get warming in your heart from the indwelling Spirit. When you get this warming or convicting, then stop, record it, and apply it to your life. Ask Jesus to help you, He is listening. Every time you are successful in putting something evil out of your life and replacing it with the good, then you will be growing one step at a time. It is a lifelong journey that must be taken if you want to be ready when Christ returns for His Bride, His Holy Church. Make no mistake this journey will take all of your time. You will discover that social media will be of no help for all it will do is pull you further and further away from your goal. Satan is fully aware of this and will try everything to keep you involved by playing games to getting tons of likes on totally useless posts, or posts that only build your pride. You can hear Satan rejoicing.

Finally, don’t be fooled. We as a people have passed the point of changing the West, and America in particular, from within the system. The godless have had over 60 years to decimate our western world. Wake up, everything has changed. To change a few laws will not change their behavior or their godless hearts. Posting out-of-context feel-good Scripture on social media will not work. Electing a new political leader who promises to fulfill a godly agenda will not work. Antichrist is coming. There is only one thing we can do. The Bible says, “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities” (Revelation 18:4-5). We must come out bringing our children and grandchildren with us, no longer allowing Satan to teach them through their public school system. We must teach them how to grow up spiritually in Christ. We must teach them to shun all their social media platforms that will be opening another door to an alternate reality in the Metaverse, see my newest book, “God’s Loving Pursuit.” We must teach them to turn their backs on all the world’s sins, which have reached up to heaven. We must come out from among them and prepare for the coming of Christ. Please prepare now, the Tribulation will only get worse, and you will not stand unless you grow up in Christ every day

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Christian, Hold the Line Empirically

Fundamentally, through observation and experience, Christians can hold the line against the works of the devil. This is not a theory or pure logic; it is an empirically tested method. There was One who came beyond time and space to show us the way, a way that has all been lost in our modern age. We live in an age of theories and logic. We have come to rely upon our highly technological age to chart our path. We have bowed down to the so-called proven theories of the Scientific Age. All this is leading humanity further and further into darkness. To chart our own path, will always lead us into satanic bondage, and further away from God. Our observation started two thousand years ago by following Jesus Christ on the dusty trails of Judea and then continued by following the writings of those who originally followed Him. We followed their experiences in putting off the old life, which barred the way of the devil. Then we followed their written experiences of putting on the new life in Christ, which overcame the works of the devil and opened a new horizon. This has all been lost in the new age that’s leading the entire world into slavery to the powers of darkness.

In a previous blog article, “The Coming Storm” I took a critical approach to the problems facing the world and humanity in particular. Sadly, most are not aware of the powers of darkness and how they are leading them further into darkness. They are not aware of the wiles of the devil that’s constantly tripping them up and leading them into one tragic circumstance after another. They are unaware that Satan is orchestrating their demise by leading them to trust in their own unproven methods to deliver them from the horrors of life. They are unaware that by walking in darkness they are destined for the abyss of eternal damnation. Join with me as we learn how to hold the line against the powers of darkness so that we can walk in the light of God’s glory. This is an empirically tested method that has worked for believers since the First Century. Unlike the unproven methods in the world that promise deliverance from your problems, we will present to you a greater power to deliver you from your old life and usher you into an unimaginable life of divine glory. Unbeknownst to the fallen world this power is in the Cross. This great power is beyond your wildest imagination and hidden from the wise in every age.

This power from above can deliver you from every psychological problem known to man. This great power can deliver you from the wiles of the devil that has captured so many souls in his web of deceit. This deliverance begins with one little five-letter word, faith. This is a remarkable word because it not only believes the facts, but it also trusts this truth with our entire life. The fact is, that Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God, born of a virgin, who came from heaven above to show us the way to eternal life. The fact is, Jesus Christ died on the Cross for our sins and was raised on the third day to give us a new life in Christ. To hold the line against the powers of darkness we believe these facts as truth and commit our lives to follow the Way given to us by Jesus Christ. To offer up our entire life to following the Way takes faith. The first step in following the Way is dying to self, a step that most modern-day Christians have not taken. This is proven by the fact that they still seek guidance from their counselors of psychology and the ever-changing truth from their scientists. They have not died to self and all that the powers of darkness are offering to the fallen world. Dying to self must be the first step or we are still spiritually dead in our trespasses and destined for the fiery pits of hell.

So, how do we take the first step and die to self? We stop listening to and trusting in the fallen world to solve our problems. We reject their counsel and their so-called discoveries that are diametrically opposed to Holy Scripture. Believe me, this will take faith because the whole world has been blinded by their deceptive lies. Once you have successfully turned away from the world of lies, you are ready for the truth on how to overcome the old sin nature that has caused most of your problems. The good news is, it begins in the mind where Jesus Christ has given His beloved children, who have believed the Gospel, the power to say no to their evil thoughts and their vain imaginations. How can we say no unless we first recognize the evil thoughts or vain imaginations as a trespass against a Holy God? This is accomplished by reading and memorizing the Holy Scripture written under the inspiration of the Spirit of God. Once you accomplish this the indwelling Spirit can and will bring it back to your memory, so that you can immediately say no to the trespass, evil thoughts, or vain imaginations. It is essential that we don’t dwell on evil thoughts or vain imaginations for more than a millisecond. This is dying to self. In time you will discover how important it is to guard your eyes and your ears from all the corruptible things in an evil world.

The second step of entering our new life in Christ is to put on our new life. This must work in conjunction with putting off the old life, by dying to self. Simply put, we must replace the evil with the good. In the letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul gives us a number of illustrations of putting off the old life and in its place putting on the new life in Christ (Ephesians 4:17-32). This is not just playing church where you mimic the behavior of other so-called believers for one hour on Sunday and then follow the crowd for the rest of the week. As believers in Christ, we put off the old life and walk in our new life in Christ every moment of every day. This is where we will need the help of the indwelling Spirit to show us the path forward and how to apply Christ’s teachings to our life every day. When we successfully put off the old life, dying to self, and put on the new life in Christ, then we will be growing spiritually from one degree of glory to another. If you are not growing up in Christ, then you will be slipping back into the world and under the powers of darkness. You will once again begin to entertain their ungodly counsel and follow their deceptive lies. Unfortunately, most so-called believers have made their confession at the altar, then returned back to the world to be manipulated by the wiles of the devil.

Finally, if you are reading this, then let this message first apply to you. Those who have successfully journeyed thus far have discovered through observation and experience that it not only works but it brings us to the threshold of glory with peace and joy that defies understanding. Spiritual growth in Christ is an empirically tested method for those who have followed the Way by believing the Gospel, dying to self, and living wholeheartedly for Christ. The question is, what will you do with this information? Will you share it with every member of your family, or will you be satisfied by watching them burning in hell for all eternity? I pray that is not the case. The empirical evidence is true. Will you let Satan and the powers of darkness keep you and your family in bondage or will you hold the line against his wiles and his malicious lies? I sincerely hope and pray that you hold the line and experience all that our risen Lord offers in this life and the next, for all eternity. If you are truly happy with your life with no anxiety or depression and experience all joy and peace that defies understanding, then feel free to ignore this message. However, I believe if you are not growing up in Christ every moment of every day, then God sees you as very much in need of these words, and you ignore them at your own peril

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The Silent Majority Needs to Stop Being Silent (Video)

For years we have heard about the silent majority and I have wondered as of late why must they remain silent. It’s reported that President Nixon first used the term back in the sixties. Then another popular term arose ten years later called the moral majority, which I might add, has also remained silent. On the other hand, it is the fringe groups of heathenisms that we hear the most about, leading many to think that they are the majority. Well, they are not! So, it’s past time! The silent majority needs to stop being silent. A very wise person once said, “It’s far easier to kill a terrorist than to slay an ideology …”. What we are fighting and need to raise our voice about is education, because an ideology is built and maintained with education. This has been proved time and again …

This website and its content is copyright of He Reigns Christian Ministries – © Rev. Daniel W. Blair 2018. All rights reserved.

The Silent Majority Needs to Stop Being Silent

For years we have heard about the silent majority and I have wondered as of late why must they remain silent. It’s reported that President Nixon first used the term back in the sixties. Then another popular term arose ten years later called the moral majority, which I might add, has also remained silent. On the other hand, it is the fringe groups of heathenisms that we hear the most about, leading many to think that they are the majority. Well, they are not! So, it’s past time! The silent majority needs to stop being silent. A very wise person once said, “It’s far easier to kill a terrorist than to slay an ideology …”. What we are fighting and need to raise our voice about is education, because an ideology is built and maintained with education. This has been proved time and again by teaching young children to hate the enemies of the host country, allowing the cycle of hatred to continue for years. What can we do to let our voices be heard above the crowd? More importantly, can our voices bring about change before it’s too late? With God’s guidance we will attempt to answer these two questions. Continue reading The Silent Majority Needs to Stop Being Silent