Biblical – Prophetic Events Happening Worldwide…2019
Published on Aug 19, 2019
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Matthew 24:3-14 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Prophecy Update End Times News Headlines – 8/17/19
Published on Aug 18, 2019
Prophecy Update End Times News Headlines – 8/17/19 It’s Later Than You Think… Time is Short! A fast-paced highlight and review of the major news stories and headlines that relate to Bible Prophecy and the End Times… All the signs of the last days are converging at the same time. Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and like birth pains, the predicted events are happening more frequently and more intently. Never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces, including economic, scientific, techno-logic, ecologic, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that’s already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door.
10 infallible undeniable reasons Jesus is God
Published on Aug 18, 2019
watch this video to find out why Jesus Christ is undeniable with out a doubt God not just a mere prophet or wise man but the Logos the first and the last, he alpha and he Omega
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John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6)
1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: AND THAT NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST.
THE TRIBULATION OF THE UNJUST (Those who have rejected Jesus Christ as their Saviour) IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION CHAPTER’S 6 to 22:
TRIBULATION IS COMING AND THE REMOVAL OF THE CHURCH IS IMMINENT.
THE GREAT “DECEPTION” IS READY TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. ARE YOU READY FOR JESUS CHRIST RETURN
Rev. 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth:
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
so won’t you accept Jesus now and be removed from that event and live forever with Jesus in the Family of God?
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)
DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
HOW CAN GOD SANCTION A 2ND MARRIAGE?
QUESTION: There is something I am very confused about with second marriages. It seems clear to me God hates divorce (which makes it a sin) and the Bible clearly states that a man who divorces his wife and takes another commits adultery.
I do believe God can not contradict himself so this states to me that after the ceremony is performed that he holds you to better or worse, rich or poor till death do you part. So why all the buts and ands and continuations of this very important commandment? Yes it is hard to swallow and of course people fall away but that does not change the command.
God said no adulterer will enter into heaven. I do not see where he forgives what to me is a sin for the second marriage and then allows these people into heaven. If marriage represent Christ and the church I just don’t see how God would sanction a second marriage. It just does not make since to me. What am I missing? I appreciate your hard work and in helping us find answers to difficult questions.
ANSWER: Whenever a major topic is mentioned for the first time in the Bible it’s important to consider the context in which it’s contained, because you’ll often find bits of related information that give you added perspective on the topic. Theologians sometimes call this “the principle of first mention”.
The Lord’s first mention of divorce is in Matt. 5:31-32, the Sermon on the Mount. The context was whether sin was exclusively a physical act or also involved a motive or intention, and He began by warning them that unless their righteousness exceeded that of the Pharisees, who were obsessive about keeping the letter of the Law, they could never enter the Kingdom.
Then He gave them some examples of what He meant. They believed that if they didn’t kill anyone they hadn’t violated the commandment against murder. Jesus said that anger was a violation every bit as serious (Matt. 5:21-26). They believed that if they didn’t have sex with a woman other than their wife they hadn’t committed adultery. Jesus said that their lustful looks condemned them. (Matt. 5:27-30) They believed that a certificate of divorce was all that was necessary to end a marriage. Jesus said that divorce for any reason other than unfaithfulness was also a violation of the commandment against adultery. He re-stated this view in Matt. 19:1-9 even though the Law of Moses said that divorce was permitted.
So the idea He was trying to get across is that no matter how diligent they were, outwardly obeying the law wasn’t good enough to satisfy God’s requirements for righteousness. In Matt. 5:48 He said that they had to be perfect, just as His Father in Heaven is perfect. Later Paul would explain that we can only become perfect in God’s sight by having His righteousness imputed to us by faith.
This because the motives of our hearts have to be pure as well, and of course that’s impossible because of our sin nature. We can’t avoid ever being angry, and we can’t avoid having a lustful thought now and then. That’s why we need a Savior. And for those who find themselves in the middle of a divorce, the same forgiveness is available. His mercies are new every morning just as they are for the “murderer” and the “adulterer”. To put it another way, divorce is called a sin, but never an unforgivable sin. That’s how God can sanction a 2nd marriage.
In light of this, consider the one who stays married but secretly hates his wife and fantasizes about being with another, or just being free. He keeps himself busy with his career, or by doing good works, to avoid going home. From outward appearances everything looks fine and he’s considered to be successful, but inwardly he’s just going through the motions, living a life of “quiet desperation” as someone once put it. Has he kept the commandment, or is He a modern Pharisee? We know that half of all marriages end in divorce, Christian or not. But how many of the remaining half have I just described?
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I AM GOING TO MAKE JERUSALEM A CUP THAT SENDS ALL THE SURROUNDING PEOPLES REELING … Zech. 12:2
God is in control, and He told the nations the consequences of dividing the Promised Land and declaring peace and safety on their own terms (Joel 3:1-2; I Thess. 5:3)
WORLD TERRORISM – CHAOS/WARS
GENERAL WORLD NEWS:
MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:
2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land
CHRISTIAN AND RELIGIOUS WORLD NEWS:
Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Matt. 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another
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WORLD – PROPHETIC NEWS ARTICLES PRESENTATION – MONDAY AUGUST 19th 2019
MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:
THE WHOLE WORLD IS UNSTABLE FINANCIALLY, POLITICALLY, PHYSICALLY, MORALLY, GODLY: – AND BECOMING MORE SO DAILY. (WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS (MATT 24:8)
THE BIBLE STATES THAT IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE BEFORE THE START OF THE TRIBULATION OF MANKIND – (REVELATION 6)
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
ISAIAH 17/PSALM 83:
THE DESTRUCTION OF DAMASCUS and
Muslim Countries in the Middle East will launch an attack on Israel
PROPHECY OF ELAM – (Possible Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Program
THE CHINESE ARE SILENTLY INVADING AUSTRALIA
Submitted by Dave Hodges on Sunday, August 18, 2019 – 14:08. – https://thecommonsenseshow.com/activism-agenda-21-conspiracy/chinese-are-silently-invading-australia
Just as the American southern border is under attack, so it in Australia. The Chinese invasion is threatening the Australian culture, education system and is moving into the political arena. The resulting chaos has largely been ignored by the government, until recently.
I received the following email from a resident of Australia about her concerns with the Chinese invasion of her community and their subsequent behaviors.
I’m on the Gold Coast in Queensland, in the Hinterland area on the outskirts of the Gold Coast. I heard about you a few years ago when I began homeschooling my two girls (now 9 and 12 years old). A friend (who also homeschools and is also Christian) had me over one day and I was talking to her husband. He woke me up to what is going on in the world and the times we are in and put me on to your show. I am very grateful for that and for what you do, have been listening ever since. He has been prepped for years.
It was my eldest daughter who mentioned yesterday “mum, I noticed signs on the shelves in Woolies, one in English and one in Chinese writing saying only two baby formula cans per customer” (or something similar) and she wondered why. She is aware because a few months ago we noticed a lot of pet food, dog and cat, wasn’t available for weeks angering customers and we have cats. I sent an email about that awhile ago which you may find if you search my email. If not let me know and I can resend…
Anyway, I send information to you because I don’t know anyone informative with as much influence…or anyone at all in Australia. I go to your channel/website to keep up to date with what is going on. Thanks so much, sorry it’s a bit long-winded.
Is this story true? Is Samantha accurate in her account? The answer is an emphatic yes! Channel 7 in Samantha’s area ran a story which completely confirms Samantha’s account. In order to view the news report, please click this link to view the report.
Please note that the cameraman tried to not show the faces of the people hording the bottles of baby formula. However, when we could see faces, they were all Chinese. I began to ask questions and subsequently queried one of my deep cover insider sources as to why the Chinese would be hording things like pet food and baby formula. My source said I was asking the wrong question. He said I should be asking what the Chinese immigrants to Australia know that the Australians don’t know, but should. I will come back to this question later in this report
THE CHINESE ARE INVADING AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES
After years of mindlessly following the UN Migration Pact in which the Australian government completely capitulated to unrestricted Chinese immigration, just like the Democrats want America to do with millions of Latin Americans trying to cross our southern border. the government thought they were getting cheap labor and a docile population that would be easy to control. That has not proven to be the case. And now, at the highest levels of the Australian government, they are publicly questioning the wisdom of giving Chinese nations unfettered access to their institutions of higher learning. Before watching this report, it should be noted that if one is taking over any culture, taking control of the education system is one of the first places to begin.
THE CHINESE INVASION OF AUSTRALIA IS AIMED AT THE UNDERMINING THE CULTURE
Why would a Western nation, primarily Christian admit people from a culture who hold the beliefs of the Australian culture in such disregard. Please read the following account about how Chinese children are being trained TO HATE CHRISTIANITY.
Children in China’s primary schools are now being taught that belief in God is abnormal and that parents who are religious should not be trusted, according to a report out of the country.
The new direction is part of the country’s crackdown on Christianity under the New Regulations of Religious Affairs that took effect in February 2018, according to Bitter Winter, a religious liberty watchdog.
Even before the last was passed, government leaders viewed religion with skepticism. The crackdown intensified with the new law and impacted what is taught in schools, beginning in kindergarten.
“Before starting school, I told my child about God’s creation, and he believed it. But after being taught at school, my child is like a different person. In atheistic China, these pure and innocent children have been taught to hate God,” a Christian mother told Bitter Winter.
Essentially, schools are grooming children to be atheists, teaching them that religion is “Xie jiao,” a Chinese expression that references anything that is heterodox and should not be trusted. Children are “taught to oppose their religious relatives” and that “believing in God is abnormal,” Bitter Winter reported.
The son reportedly told his Christian mom, “My teacher says that Christianity is a Xie jiao. If you believe in it, you will leave home and not take care of me. You might set yourself on fire, too.”
The school textbook, Morality and Society, teaches children to resist Xie jiao religious groups. Bitter Winter included pictures from the book.
“The teacher told us during class that Xie jiao groups are so terrible,” the boy said….
Could it be any more clear than this? These kind of immigrants do not assimilate, they impose their will on the native population and we are finding, that when it comes to Australia, this is the case.
We are also witnessing the Chinese taking center stage in Australian politics as the pro-China and pro-Hong Kong Chinese are fighting each other on the streets of Australia
The Chinese population has grown to 1.5 million in China and they are prepping for something big. The Australians need to wake up to the growing threat that is right under their nose.
Now, back to Samantha’s account of the hording of baby formula and pet food. Why does anyone ever horde something? It is because they are anticipating a shortage caused by an external event. Something big is happening in Australia just as it is in America. I will be exploring the American side of this invasion in a future article. But the fact that this is happening in more than one country, speaks to the fact that the globalists are behind this.
Israeli forces shot dead a group of armed Palestinians along the Gaza Strip’s security fence late Saturday night, hours after three rockets were fired at southern Israel from the restive coastal enclave.
The exact number of Palestinians killed during the suspected infiltration was not immediately known. Gaza-based news outlets reported four or five people killed in the strike.
The Israeli military said an attack helicopter and a tank were used to kill the suspected terrorists as they approached the fence.
“A short while ago, IDF troops spotted armed suspects near the security fence around the northern Gaza Strip. An IDF attack helicopter and a tank fired at them,” the army said in a statement.
Israeli troops also fired flares throughout the area in order to assist in the efforts to locate the suspected terrorists.
An army spokesperson said there were no reports of Israeli casualties.
The Hamas-linked Palestinian Information Center said the men had been on the Gaza side of the fence when they were killed, and that some of the bodies had been confiscated by Israel, citing “local sources.” The reports could not be confirmed.
Hamas’s military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, said that Israel later conducted artillery strikes on its positions east of Beit Lahia in northern Gaza, near where the men had approached the fence to enter Israel.
Palestinian media reported that the men were members of the Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s military wing, Saraya al-Quds. This could not be immediately confirmed.
The suspected infiltration attempt came as violence between Israel and Gaza has ramped up considerably in the last three weeks.
On Saturday night, the cities of Beersheba, Ashdod, Ofakim, Gan Yavne and Yavne opened their municipal bomb shelters ahead of expected reprisal rocket attacks. The Magen David Adom ambulance service also said it was going on high alert.
Earlier on Saturday night, Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets at southern Israel, two of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, the military said.
Fragments from one of the Gaza rockets struck the yard of a home in the town of Sderot, causing damage.
There were no physical injuries caused by the shrapnel in Sderot. One woman received medical treatment after she suffered an acute anxiety attack because of the impact, medics said.
The Hamas terror group has sent a message to Israel warning of the danger in retaliating for the rocket attacks.
According to the London-based Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, Hamas’ message, sent through third parties, included the following threat: “Either the commitment to relieve the siege on Gaza will be implemented, or there will be an escalation.”
According to the report, Hamas is threatening to escalate the violent weekly border riots it calls the “March of Return” and to work together with other organizations to actively fight the Israeli “attacks.”
The report also said that continued pressure on Gaza would cause the expansion of “independent” terror attacks and a widescale military conflict.
Earlier this year, Hamas agreed to end rocket fire, incendiary and explosive balloons, and the weekly border riots, in exchange for Israel allowing $25 million in Qatari money to reach Hamas, easing economic sanctions, including imports of goods that can be used for manufacturing weapons and and expanding the fishing zone around Gaza.
Israel began implementing the deal, despite the continuation of the balloon terror and weekly border riots.
On Friday, three rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel, prompting the IDF to retaliate by attacking two underground terror infrastructures in Gaza.
On Saturday night, another three rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel. Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two of the rockets, and the third landed in the yard of a Sderot home.
Later Saturday night, the IDF fired at at armed suspects near Israel-Gaza border.
“A short time ago, an IDF force identified a number of armed suspects near the security fence in northern Gaza. A fighter helicopter and IDF tank fired at them,” the IDF said in a statement.
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel on Friday night in what the army said was the first such attack in over a month.
A military statement said the projectile was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defence system, after air raid sirens sounded in the southern town of Sderot and its surroundings.
An army spokesman said it was the first attack since July 12.
Earlier, the Palestinian health ministry said in a statement that 32 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli live fire along the Gaza border fence as part of weekly protests there.
An Israeli army spokeswoman told AFP that about 5,600 people demonstrated along the border, some throwing hand grenades and explosive devices toward soldiers and attempting to reach the fence itself.
She said that troops responded with “riot dispersal means” but she was unaware of any live fire.
Regular protests and clashes erupted along the border of the blockaded Gaza Strip in March 2018.
At least 302 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza or the border area since then, the majority during demonstrations and clashes.
Seven Israelis have also been killed in Gaza-related violence over the same period.
The protests have declined in intensity in recent months following a UN and Egyptian-brokered truce.
Israeli warplanes struck at least three targets in the Gaza Strip early on Saturday but caused no apparent casualties, a Palestinian security source said.
The strikes, which came after Palestinians fired a rocket from the territory at southern Israel late Friday, hit a Hamas observation post in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, an unidentified target near Gaza City and open ground near Deir El Balah in the central part of the territory, the source said.
An Israeli army statement mentioned only two strikes, against “underground targets belonging to the Hamas terror organisation in the northern and central Gaza Strip.”
It did not elaborate.
The army said that Friday night’s rocket launch at southern Israel was the first since July 12.
A military statement said the rocket was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defence system, after air raid sirens sounded in the southern town of Sderot and its surroundings.
Earlier Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said that 32 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli live fire during weekly protests along the Gaza border.
An Israeli army spokeswoman told AFP that about 5,600 people demonstrated along the border, some throwing hand grenades and explosive devices toward soldiers and attempting to reach the border fence.
She said that troops responded with “riot dispersal means” but she was unaware of any live fire.
The protests have declined in intensity in recent months after UN and Egyptian officials brokered an informal truce between Israel and Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas.
Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, have fought three wars since 2008.
“I don’t believe in these two words [human rights], there are no human rights. But in Western countries, there are animal rights. In Australia they take care of frogs…. Look upon us as frogs, we’ll accept that — just protect us so we can stay in our land.” — Metropolitan Nicodemus, the Syriac Orthodox archbishop of Mosul, National Catholic Register.
“Those people are the same ones who came here many years ago. And we accepted them. We are the original people in this land. We accepted them, we opened the doors for them, and they push us to be minorities in our land, then refugees in our land. And this will be with you if you don’t wake up.” — Metropolitan Nicodemus.
“Threats to pandas cause more emotion” than threats to the extinction of the Christians in the Middle East. — Amin Maalouf, French-Lebanese author, Le Temps.
Convert, pay or die. Five years ago, that was the “choice” the Islamic State (ISIS) gave to Christians in Mosul, then Iraq’s third-largest city: either embrace Islam, submit to a religious tax or face the sword. ISIS then marked Christian houses with the Arabic letter ن (N), the first letter of the Arabic word “Nasrani” (“Nazarene,” or “Christian”) . Christians could often take no more than the clothes on their back and flee a city that had been home to Christians for 1,700 years.
Two years ago, ISIS was defeated in Mosul and its Caliphate crushed. The extremists, however, had succeeded in “cleansing” the Christians. Before the rise of ISIS, there were more than 15,000 Christians there. In July 2019, the Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need, disclosed that only about 40 Christians have come back. Not long ago, Mosul had “Christmas celebrations without Christians”.
This cultural genocide, thanks to the indifference of Europeans and many Western Christians more worried about not appearing “Islamophobic” than defending their own brothers, sadly worked. Father Ragheed Ganni, for instance, a Catholic priest from Mosul, had just finished celebrating mass in his church when Islamists killed him. In one of his last letters, Ganni wrote: “We are on the verge of collapse”. That was in 2007 — almost ten years before ISIS eradicated the Christians of Mosul. “Has the world ‘looked the other way’ while Christians are killed?” the Washington Post asked. Definitely.
Traces of a lost Jewish past have also resurfaced in Mosul, where a Jewish community had also lived for thousands of years. Now, 2,000 years later, both Judaism and Christianity have effectively been annihilated there. That life is over. The newspaper La Vie collected the testimony of a Christian, Yousef (the name has been changed), who fled in the night of August 6, 2014, just before ISIS arrived. “It was a real exodus”, Yousef said.
“The road was black with people, I did not see either the beginning or the end of this procession. There were children were crying, families dragging small suitcases. Old men were on the shoulders of their sons. People were thirsty, it was very hot. We have lost all that we have built for life and nobody fought for us”.
Some communities, such as the tiny Christian pockets in Mosul, are almost certainly lost forever”, wrote two American scholars in Foreign Policy.
“We are on the precipice of catastrophe, and unless we act soon, within weeks, the tiny remnants of Christian communities in Iraq may be mostly eradicated by the genocide being committed against Christians in Iraq and Syria”.
In Mosul alone, 45 churches were vandalized or destroyed. Not a single one was spared. Today there is only one church open in the city. ISIS apparently also wanted to destroy Christian history there. They targeted the monastery of Saints Behnam and Sarah, founded in the fourth century.
While some researchers try to date when the largest known asteroid impact in America occurred, others are interested in measuring the extent of dead zones in water, or areas in the ocean where the oxygen concentration is so low that animals can suffocate and die.
New data from the Natural resources Department show an unprecedeted dead zone growth in the Chesapeake Bay.
As reported by AP, the area with little to no oxygen spread to 2 cubic miles (8 cubic kilometers) by late July, making it one of the worst in decades.
By comparison, July dead zones averaged about 1.35 cubic miles (6 cubic kilometers) for the past 35 years.
The worst section includes the lower Potomac and Patuxent rivers and much of the Bay, from Baltimore to the mouth of the York River.
Responsible for this impressive growth are heavy rains that washed wastewater and agricultural runoff into the bay and produced oxygen-stealing algae. Again, this will surely have a devastating effect on the state’s seafood industry.
Dead zone growing in Chesapeake Bay in August 2019.
Picture by John Surrick/CBF Staff.
NOW MORE THAN EVER…
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Joseph Parker
28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
What has your attention? What are you looking at? What is occupying the “stage” of your mind? What do you spend time thinking about, mulling over, reading, researching and giving consideration to? Is it what is in the news? The headlines, the matters that news commentators are discussing? Are these the issues and matters that consume your time and attention?
Cell phones, laptops, iPads, and video games all transport people into their own private worlds. People are therefore often oblivious to or at least highly distracted from the immediate world that they are in physically at the moment. Scrolling…scrolling…scrolling…along.
Topics, issues, events, tragedies, and celebrities often grab and hold the attention of many in our culture, world, and even church. Electronic devices, gadgets and the desire to get the latest version, too often seem to command and “control” much of our time and lives.
In Luke 10:38-42, we find an interesting story in the life of Jesus about a distracted person. He is visiting in the home of Martha and Mary. As many would expect, Martha is busy carrying out the responsibilities that a hostess was expected to do for guests (probably cooking, cleaning, and the like). However, her sister Mary was sitting down at the feet of Jesus. Listening to Him. Who was distracted, Martha or Mary?
The Word of God gives the answer very plainly. It says in verse 40, “But Martha was distracted…” To be distracted is to have your mind and attention pulled away from the more important thing or things. The Scripture in this passage lets us know that Mary is acting more wisely than Martha. Mary is commended, not Martha. Mary is acting wisely as she makes it her priority to sit at the feet of Jesus and hear His word. But Martha was distracted. In other words, Martha’s mind and thinking were not focused on the more important thing in this situation which was sitting at the feet of Jesus, listening to Him, learning from Him, and simply spending time with Him.
A simple, yet profound truth found in this humble yet powerful story is this: spending time with God and seeking His wisdom is to be one of the high priorities of life for a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. Once we are saved, our most important goal in life is to faithfully and diligently run after God. Just, how do we do that? You run after God, by sitting at His feet every day.
We sit at the feet of Jesus by living a lifestyle of spending time daily reading and meditating on the Bible, by spending significant time in prayer and by obeying what we read and receive from God.
Knowing and following Him is living a lifestyle of faith. We are told in Hebrews 11:6,
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
Why don’t we seek to be wise like Mary? Why don’t we make it a goal to have a lifestyle of sitting at the feet of Jesus daily? Let’s run after Him by sitting at His feet, listening, learning, growing and following.
If we are not careful, we can allow the world to set our agenda and priorities as we listen to what it decides are the headlines of our times. If we focus and concentrate on what the world is focused on, we can miss God’s voice, His priorities, and His agenda. We can be living distracted lives and not even realize it.
As we live at the feet of Jesus, we will not live a distracted life. We will not live a life full of wasting time reading and learning about men who want to be women and people who want to change colors, what celebrities are wearing at a given event, etc. Instead, at Jesus’ feet, He can teach us what is important and what is not. He can teach us what is true and what is false. There He can teach us what’s right and what is wrong. There, we learn about what is in the heart of God. And know that staying focused on God-ordained priorities is not just important. It is crucial.
Seek to develop spiritual habits that help you to focus on God. Make them a part of your daily life. Read three chapters in the Bible every day. Pray daily, praying the Lord’s Prayer, praying the Ten Commandments, and praying about important issues in life. Obey what you learn from the Word of God. Spiritual habits help you to keep your focus on Christ and the will of the Lord.
Watch out for the weapons of mass distraction. They seem to be everywhere. Learn to focus your time, energy, and concern on what is important. Spend time every day running after the Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t waste your time. Wasted time is wasted life. Sit at the feet of Jesus and let Him set your agenda rather than the world
Much of what we see happening all across this country began as a spin off of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia that made its way to Germany and then the United States. These German Marxists, or Communists, started a school of social theory called the Frankfurt School; a school that was dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization.
Goal is to change society, transform our beliefs from the ground up, leaving fertile ground for communism to grow and flourish
What they taught was ‘Critical Theory.’ Remember that term for it has guided the Left for generations and has been highly successful. It is defined as a philosophical approach to culture that seeks to confront the social and political forces that constrain society. It all sounds very intellectual and deep thinking, but the essence of it is POWER, the gaining and holding of it. It is all that matters. And with that power destroy the culture, values and political institutions that make Western Civilization and America great.
Their goal is to change society, transform our beliefs from the ground up, leaving fertile ground for communism to grow and flourish. It is what Saul Alinsky practiced and preached to the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and countless others on the Left.
When Hitler threw out these Marxists, not wanting any competition, they made their way to the United States, first finding a home at Columbia University. From there they branched to Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, etc. They are now deeply embedded in our education system from kindergarten on up, our political institutions, Hollywood, and the mass media.
Max Horkheimer of the Frankfurt School defined their effort in 1937:
The revolution won’t happen with guns, rather, It will happen incrementally, year by year, generation by generation. We will gradually infiltrate their education institutions and their political offices, transforming them slowly into Marxist entities as we move toward universal egalitarianism.
In their world, power is a zero sum game. You have it, we want it, we get it, leaving you with zero.
To them, there are only two kinds of people, oppressors and the oppressed. Western Civilization dictates that we live by rules of social conduct, how we treat each other, much of it gleaned from our Judeo-Christian ethic. Critical Theory would say that these rules, or laws of God, are holding you back, oppressing you, for there is no truth, only the reality you create. That’s why the Left sees detention centers as concentration camps.
The oppressors today, as seen by the Left, are white, Christian older men, the founders and now caretakers of Western Civilization or, as they would see it, the authors of the rules of the game. The oppressed are everyone else who must abide or be destroyed by them.
Hitler and the Bolsheviks knew well, you must have an ‘enemy-of-the-people’ to vanquish. Of course, once they are vanquished, you’re stuck with ‘now what do we do?’ In the case of Russia, Germany, and all other Socialist/Communist countries, you begin killing people. After all, you are no longer restrained by God or by a code of ethics.
Can anyone deny this has happened in the past and is happening today to the point of violence? When you look around, you hear bitter voices yelling white supremacy, racism, oppression, along with the demand to live any way one chooses, with not only acceptance, but the demanding of approval.
The critical theorists said they were going to change society, and so they have. Aided by a perverted education system, media and deep state, we have several generations who look at life with despondency. They were taught from childhood that the ‘system’ is rigged against them. Many of them are angry, wearing black masks, carrying all types of weapons, including firearms. If you examine the manifestos of the recent New Zealand (51 dead, 50 injured) and El Paso (22 dead, 24 injured) mass murderers, you’ll find both were eco-fascists. They spoke of shrinking forests, the environment, ‘green societies’, and overpopulation.
Throughout our history, the 2nd Amendment has been a stumbling block for every enemy of this nation, foreign and domestic. Admiral Yamamoto knew even if Japan managed to destroy the U.S. Navy, they could never invade the United States, for there would be a “citizen with a gun behind every blade of grass.”
We are in the fight for our lives, our families, and our way of life, literally. The Left has felt close to the final stage of their struggle for some time and will only get more determined, more resolved.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Britt Gillette
If you love freedom and liberty, recent actions from high tech companies should have you worried. In pursuit of profit, the mega companies of Silicon Valley have created products that invade user privacy. And they easily cave to the demands of totalitarian governments.
For example, Amazon’s Alexa devices are a huge convenience for many people. But most users don’t realize Alexa devices do more than listen. They record. Once you talk to an Alexa device, it records your voice and stores the audio file on a remote server. Amazon uses this information to improve its recommendations. They want to sell you more stuff. But in the process, Alexa devices record and store everything you say. Are you okay with others listening to your conversations? If not, then don’t bring an Alexa device into your home.
Unfortunately, Silicon Valley’s questionable actions aren’t reserved for product development. They’ve also become arbiters of free speech. In June, YouTube said it will ban videos that promote or glorify “racism and discrimination.” This includes banning videos most people would find despicable, such as those denying the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. But it also includes a number of videos people don’t find objectionable. So where do you draw the line? Who determines what’s “racism and discrimination” versus what’s normal political speech? Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms have taken similar actions to purge “hate speech.” But in an age where social media dominates public discourse, access to these platforms is vital to get a message out. What if these platforms flag their political opponents as sources of “hate speech”? What will that do to freedom and liberty? Unfortunately, we don’t have to guess. All we have to do is look at the actions some of these companies have already taken.
A Threat to Liberty
Personal bans and privacy violations are bad enough, but the most frightening actions these companies take is their willingness to appease authoritarian governments. For instance, in an attempt to gain access to a billion new users, Google worked on a censored, government-approved version of its search engine for China. The Chinese government regulates the Internet with a heavy hand. They routinely block websites linked to human rights, democracy, and religion. Google generated outrage last year when news leaked of its plans to launch a censored search engine codenamed Dragonfly. After intense criticism, they abandoned the project. But speculation continues as to whether or not Google plans to revive the project.
Sadly, Google isn’t the only company willing to cave to China. In June, Twitter suspended a large number of Chinese-language user accounts. Some of those accounts belonged to critics of China’s government. Just days before the anniversary of the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, critics claim it’s more than a mere coincidence. Twitter acknowledged the suspensions, stating they were in response to terms of service violations. However, it also acknowledged some of the suspended accounts involved “commentary about China.” Florida Senator Marco Rubio criticized the move, saying “Twitter has become a Chinese government censor.”
Tech company eagerness to please oppressive governments extends to streaming services as well. In December, Netflix removed an episode of the comedy show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj from its service in Saudi Arabia after a government complaint. The episode criticized Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. An official statement from Netflix said, “We strongly support artistic freedom worldwide and removed this episode only in Saudi Arabia after we had received a valid legal request – and to comply with local law.” Needless to say, human rights groups disagree with the Netflix position that it “supports artistic freedom worldwide.” It’s clear they only support such freedom when it doesn’t interfere with their profits.
As technology advances, these platforms will become more and more important. As a political commentator, try getting your message out to a large audience without using Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, Amazon, YouTube, or Netflix. It’s nearly impossible for someone who doesn’t already have a large following. In the future, it will be even more difficult, if not impossible.
We’re living in a world where the largest tech firms have more power than any companies have ever had before. Since the police power of government rules over the high tech companies, it means we’re heading into an era where governments will be more powerful than they’ve ever been. Think about the information at their fingertips. If you’re on Facebook and you use a smart phone, then companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook probably know more about you than some of your closest friends. They know who you associate with, what you search for on the Internet, what products you buy, what interests you have, what bank you use, who you talk to the most, when you’re awake, where you’ve been, and where you are at any given moment. With facial recognition technology, they can pick your face out of a sea of millions in less than a second. Connect facial recognition technology and artificial intelligence with a growing network of public and private cameras, and they aren’t far from being able to record everything you do at all times.
Think I’m exaggerating? Just consider the impact of one popular product – doorbell cameras. According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, more than 3.4 million doorbell recording devices were sold in 2018. Some police departments are offering discounts on doorbell cameras. The reason? They want to access the footage. A NextMarket Insights report stated, “smart security devices” will be in use in more than 22 million U.S. homes by 2020. No doubt this will help solve a number of crimes and deter home invasions. But it has an unintended impact as well. As more people install doorbell cameras, more and more of daily life will be recorded. Doorbell cameras don’t simply record your front porch. Depending on the angle, they can surveil an entire neighborhood. Now, imagine every house in the neighborhood has one. There won’t be a single event that won’t be recorded.
Add doorbell cameras to all the smart devices people are putting inside their homes (including their bedrooms), and we’re quickly getting to the point where your every movement and communication is tracked and documented. A few giant corporations hold all that data – data about your life. What are they doing to protect it? Are they selling it to other companies? Are they sharing it with governments? Their cozy relationships with China, Saudi Arabia, and other human rights violators shouldn’t give you any comfort.
The Bible says a time is coming when a global dictator will rule the world (Revelation 13:7). He will succeed in everything he does (Daniel 8:24). His power will be so great no one will be able to oppose him (Revelation 13:4). His control over the earth will be so complete, he’ll regulate the purchase and sale of everything (Revelation 13:17).
A global dictator could only hold such absolute power with the aid of advanced technologies. And as the world’s greatest tech companies have so aptly demonstrated, they’re more than happy to work with oppressive governments.
Absent public outrage, they’ll willingly cave to the demands of despots. As they develop even more powerful technologies, their work will set the stage for a global police state. It’s one more sign of the times in which we live. It’s time to look up. Jesus is coming!
THE DAYS OF LOT: NEW PEW POLL SHOWS THAT SUPPORT FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED AMONG EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN GROUPS
In particular, the shift in favor of gay marriage among evangelicals has been most noticeable among young people. Today, a staggering 47 percent of all white evangelicals born after 1964 favor gay marriage. Support for same-sex marriage has risen across all religious groups in recent years, including among white evangelicals and black Protestants. Support for same sex-marriage among white Evangelicals has more than doubled compared with a decade ago (14 percent then, 35 percent now), while the share of black Protestants who favor same-sex marriage has increased from 24 percent in 2007 to 44 percent today.
Support for same-sex marriage has risen across all religious groups in recent years, including among white evangelicals and black Protestants.
I do not see any end times revival coming for the Christian church in the last days before the Rapture, but what I do see is exactly what Jesus said would be the state of the last professing global Christian church. What is that state, you ask? A big, fat and sloppy, lukewarm Laodicean mess that Jesus is disgusted with. So much so that He spues it from out of His mouth. That, my dear reader, is how the Church Age ends.
“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:14-16 (KJV)
In the book of Matthew, Jesus likes the last days to the ‘days of Noah’, giving us typology of the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church taking place before the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble. Remember the gentile prophet Enoch who was “taken up” by God without ever seeing death, and then the flood came? There’s your Pretrib before the Tribulation. In the book of Luke, Jesus uses another example. THE DAYS OF LOT.
“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” Luke 17:28-30 (KJV)
Jesus tells us that the time of Jacob’s trouble will be like the ‘days of Lot‘ because in those days, homosexuality and all manners of perversion became to rampant that God was forced to destroyed both Sodom and Gomorrah by fire. Are you starting to see why the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile Movement has gotten so strong and powerful? Do you ever wonder why Tel Aviv in Israel is the homosexuality capital of the world? Think about it! They are fulfilling the end times prophecies of the last days. You are watching it happen.
DAYS OF LOT: NEW SURVEY FINDS THAT EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN SUPPORT FOR GAY MARRIAGE HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED
FROM CHARISMA NEWS: A new survey just released by the Pew Research Center has found that support for gay marriage in the United States is at an all-time record high. According to the survey, 62 percent of all Americans are now in favor of allowing gays and lesbians to get married, and only 32 percent are opposed. These numbers have almost flipped completely upside down from where they were a decade ago. In 2007, 54 percent of all Americans were against gay marriage and only 37 percent were in favor of it. To say that our culture has been transformed over the past ten years would be a major understatement.
One of the biggest shifts that we have seen has been among evangelicals. This brand new survey discovered that support for gay marriage among white evangelicals has more than doubled since 2007…
Support for same-sex marriage has risen across all religious groups in recent years, including among white evangelicals and black Protestants. Support for same sex-marriage among white Evangelicals has more than doubled compared with a decade ago (14 percent then, 35 percent now), while the share of black Protestants who favor same-sex marriage has increased from 24 percent in 2007 to 44 percent today.
In particular, the shift in favor of gay marriage among evangelicals has been most noticeable among young people. Today, a staggering 47 percent of all white evangelicals born after 1964 favour gay marriage…
Overall, white evangelical Protestants continue to stand out for their opposition to same-sex-marriage: 35 percent of white evangelical Protestants favor same-sex marriage, compared with a 59 percent majority who are opposed. But younger white evangelicals have grown more supportive: 47 percent of white evangelical Millennials and Gen Xers—age cohorts born after 1964—favor same-sex marriage, up from 29 percent in March 2016. Views among older white evangelicals (Boomers and Silents) have shown virtually no change over the past year (26 percent now, 25 percent then).
I honestly don’t know how this is possible. How in the world did we get to the point where nearly half of all evangelicals born since 1964 have abandoned what the Word of God says about marriage?
As this massive cultural shift continues, it is going to become increasingly difficult for those that still want to try to stand up for traditional values.
Already we have gotten to the point where no Bible-believing Christians will be able to participate in the wedding industry because the risk of getting slapped with a very costly lawsuit is just too great. One of these cases is headed to the Supreme Court, and so let us be praying for a positive outcome:
Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, had never had problems before with homosexual customers. That changed when the Christian owner refused to create a cake to celebrate a same-sex marriage, the business landed in deep legal trouble with the state.
Now the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
It pits Phillips’ religious rights against the rights of a gay couple to receive the same and equal treatment under the law as heterosexual couples.
Today, the average American watches approximately five hours of television a day, and more than 90 percent of the news and entertainment that we watch is controlled by just six gigantic media conglomerates. All of those media giants are relentlessly advancing a pro-gay agenda, and we need to realize what is being done to us.
If you allow anyone to feed “programming” into your mind for five hours a day, it is going to have a major impact on how you view the world.
YES THIS IS HAPPENING EVEN IN BAPTIST CHURCHES
If you ever needed proof that we are knee-deep into that great time of apostasy that Paul calls the ‘falling away’, look no further. This article we present to you today will confirm that for you a hundred times over. On the USA Today site, it says that Oliver Thomas is a retired American Baptist minister and a member of USA TODAY’s Board of Contributors. He has written an article so Liberal and so Far Left that even Joel Osteen would have trouble putting his name on it.
BAPTIST PASTOR WRITES IN USA TODAY THAT THE BIBLE CAN’T BE TRUSTED, AND THAT THE CHURCH MUST ACCEPT OPEN LGBTQP MEMBERS IN ORDER TO SURVIVE
This is particularly true of the next generation. Our children are being raised to fully embrace the social agenda of the radical left, and eventually, they are going to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Our hearts should break when we read about young kids such as 9-year-old Audrey Cisneros:
But Audrey is realizing it’s not an easy thing for people to understand—especially her fellow fifth-graders. Here’s how she puts it:
“A drag show is a very, very fun and special event where people can express themselves for who they really are, and show it to everyone that is in the room. You don’t judge people just because they dress up as the opposite gender or because they love someone of the same gender. Just be proud of them, don’t fight it.”
On Saturday, Audrey and other children attend a drag queen story hour hosted by My LGBT Plus. Similar events have been held across the country, aiming to familiarize kids with the gay community and give them “glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models.”
On the other hand, children all over the country are being banned from bringing Bibles to school or gathering for group prayer.
Eventually it will get to the point where our children can’t even say grace before a meal. If you doubt this, just check out what is happening in Sweden:
Children at a Christian preschool in Sweden are no longer allowed to say grace at mealtimes, “Amen”, or talk about the Bible, after a ruling by the Umeå municipality.
Visiting the preschool for an inspection, supervisors from the district said the activities run contrary to the Education Act, which forbids educational content during school time from containing confessional elements, and states that children at must always have the choice of whether or not to participate.
The municipality said it felt that children at the Salvation Army-run kindergarten were not given enough of an opportunity to opt out of saying grace at mealtimes.
When I say that the radical left wants to eradicate our way of life, I am not exaggerating one bit.
The left does not believe in free speech and the marketplace of ideas. Instead, they believe in hate speech laws and using the legal system as a tool to punish those that do not see things the same way that they do.
Slowly but surely, they are going to criminalise the belief systems of those that disagree with them.
Meanwhile, much of the evangelical church is silent on these issues. Many leaders are concerned that if they do speak out that attendance will go down and offerings will not be as large as they were previously.
If evangelical churches had been boldly proclaiming the truth all this time, support for gay marriage among evangelicals would not have doubled over the past decade. READ MORE: