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“Corona Virus Part Three: America In Chaos”

On May 25, 2020, an African-American guy by the name of George Floyd was essentially suffocated by a white cop’s knee during an “arrest”. Ever since then, MASS PROTESTS and RACE RIOTS happened ALL ACROSS THE U.S. (specifically, in Seattle, where the group “Black Lives Matter” tried to occupy the local police station and take over 3 blocks of the streets! The protesters named the 3-block area C.H.O.P., which stands for Capital Hill ORGANIZED Protest.)

But that wasn’t the worst of it. There was also MASS LOOTING and ARSON all across America (specifically in the big cities such as Chicago, L.A., Boston, NYC, etc.) Here are just a few of the pictures and one video:

There were SEVERAL calls from among the Progressive Left to “DEFUND THE POLICE” and the like. They wanted police officers to be replaced with “Social Workers” or “Social Justice Officers”, instead. In fact, there’s already a thing in California where criminals/felons can no longer be called criminals/felons but must instead be called a “justice-involved person” and the like. You just can’t make this stuff up, folks!

But again, it doesn’t stop there. The Minneapolis police station was SET ON FIRE in Minneapolis! Several police cars and cruisers and police vans were also SET ON FIRE! (Note: I don’t even think the “protesters” even cared if anyone was INSIDE those buildings or not, they just wanted them all DESTROYED!)

POLICE CARS ON FIREPOLICE FAN ON FIREpolice station on fireLIQUOR STORE NEAR POLICE STATION ON FIRE

But think about this folks, really truly think about this. IF the police were defunded in that city (or ANY city, for that matter), just HOW would people be able to call 911? HOW would abused women be able to report rape or domestic abuse? HOW would an African American woman be able to call the police to report that a racist white woman (or man) REFUSED to let her leave the grocery store parking lot? HOW would a single, disabled father be able to call the police to report that his child had just been kidnapped by an unknown assailant by night or in broad daylight? 

[Many businesses, from beauty salons to pizza shops to retail stores to shopping outlets were also VIOLENTLY LOOTED. And these were businesses that were ALREADY HURTING from the “Covid-19 IMPACT”. Many of these businesses are not sure if their insurance will cover looting or not. Worst still, many U.S. businesses have now been forced to PERMANENTLY shut down due to the “double whammy” of Covid-19 and violent looting! What a sad and dreadful day in America, INDEED!]

There are also many African Americans on the police force here in America, as well. So when the protesters try to burn down police cars and buildings, and businesses, they’re not just destroying white cops’ lives/jobs/livelihoods, but they’re also destroying AFRICAN-AMERICAN COPS’ lives/jobs/livelihoods as well! Do they EVER stop to think about that? EVER? My guess is no! In fact, many of the “looted businesses” in question were owned/co-owned by African-Americans/minorities!

This seems to be a fact that many so-called “protesters” overlooked and it just makes me sad! Because just like Ben Carson, these African-Americans that owned/co-owned some of these “looted” and/or “torched” businesses and and/or that graduated from a prestigious college and/or police academy worked SO HARD to get where they are today, with business ownership and/or becoming a cop/doctor/lawyer and what not.

So to now suddenly have all of that destroyed over some “misguided anger” on the protesters’ part is just HEART-WRENCHING, GUTT-WRENCHING and SOUL-WRENCHING! Many on the police force (both African-American and non-African-American) are now QUITTING, due to the violent protesters’ behavior. So now America is slowly becoming an “unsafe” nation ALL AROUND (even to try to do one’s own grocery shopping) and that makes me nervous!

And if THAT wasn’t bad enough, the U.S. now has an UPTICK in Covid-19 cases, this “new strain” *apparently* being FAR more contagious than the original! (I don’t know though, it’s almost like somebody’s in a lab somewhere – or a group of people – actively TRYING to create a virus that’s far more contagious than the original as in, “Hhmm, we didn’t quite get the high numbers we were expecting the first time around. Maybe we can *re-engineer* the virus to be EVEN MORE contagious and deadly than before!” To ME, it almost seems “too perfect” and “planned out” or something). 

Plus, there’s even been some talk that the “protesters” are actually POLITICAL (Democrat) and are backed by Wall Street. (Remember “Occupy Wall street, anyone?) Anyways, rather or not that’s the case is besides the point, in retrospect. What IS the point is that here in America and around the world, we’ve now entered in some VERY dark times! President Trump loves America (no doubt) and has honestly been one of the best presidents since Abraham Lincoln! Pre-Covid 19, he put our economy in TOP NOTCH POSITION. He’s done more for America and women/minorities than many past presidents COMBINED!

But you won’t hear about that on the U.S. News Media (which is mostly owned by the Radical Left!) In fact, the LIES of the media is what STARTED the whole “toilet paper panic”, “price gouging wars”, “race riots/domestic terrorism”, “looting violence” TO BEGIN WITH! The left wants a SOCIALIST COUNTRY, period! They want religion and the bible and Jesus DONE AWAY WITH! They’ve secretly been in bed with Communist China for quite some time, now! And many people are now just BARELY waking up to that fact! America – for all proverbial purposes – is no longer the “America” we all know and remember from the mid-80’s to late 90’s but a “different America”, altogether!

I guess that’s WHY Trump is such a good president. He’s trying to RETURN America to its former “glory days”, BEFORE all the “Social Justice” crap tried to sink its poisonous fangs into this great “free country” and try to demolish it down to NOTHING! Doing away with the electoral college didn’t work, Stormie Daniels didn’t work, Christine Ford didn’t work. etc. These leftist “secret Socialists” will stop at NOTHING to try to put Trump out of office! THAT, right then and there, should make the average American (rather Democrat OR Republican) sit up and take notice. WHY such hatred for this man by “Socialists”? WHY such hatred for America from within by “Socialists”? WHY such hatred for the U.S. constitution and Bill of Rights by “Socialists?” Answer: Because things such as Jesus, religion and capitalism render them POWERLESS, that’s why!

To get a more clearer picture on this, let us to turn to John 3:19-22 which says: “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God“. In other words, evil people (and those with an evil, socialist agenda) DESPISE Jesus and the bible because it EXPOSES them for what they really, truly ARE: poor, lost, demented souls that need to come back to God/salvation in Jesus before it’s too late for them! Poor, lost, evil souls that are (according to 2 Timothy 3:13) “……DECEIVING AND BEING DECEIVED“.  

Luke 16:15 states “And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God“.

The 2nd part of Luke 16:15 always get me: For that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. What, today, is “highly esteemed among men?” Answer: SOCIAL JUSTICE/SOCIALISM! Many average Americans today (ESPECIALLY young Millennial Americans) think that “Socialism is so great” etc. But IS it? Just ask the people of Venezuela or China or Cuba about just how they feel about “Socialism/Communism”. And if they were really, truly honest with you (and felt “safe enough” to BE truly honest with you), they’d tell you that the REALITIES of Socialism do NOT equal the “promises” of Socialism. They’d tell you that Socialism sounds great on paper but is HORRIBLE in reality!

In fact, let me take this one step further. WHY is it that so many people from “Communist” or “Socialist” or “Dictatorship” countries are immigrating here to America BY THE DROVES? Answer: Because we are NOT a “Socialist/Communist” country and they’re trying to ESCAPE SOCIALISM/COMMUNISM! They want to live in the “Free World” (i.e. America and other Westernized nations). In fact, there’s even been a few immigrants, newly immigrated to America, that are “perplexed” and “astounded” by what appears to be America’s “descent” towards Socialism! For if AMERICA ever turned into a Socialist country – they reason – wherever shall they go? Because for them, America was one of their last beacons of hope to try to live in the “free world”.

Trump is basically trying to fight SOCIALISM and MEDIA LIES at EVERY WHICH LEVEL! In fact, Trump had the police TAKE BACK C.H.O.P.! https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/protests/seattle-police-dismantle-chop-zone-after-more-than-three-weeks/281-07ad6c26-5e66-4b6a-9739-b4cf4a492c2b

That’s WHY the Democratic Socialists hate him SO MUCH! They are obsessed with POWER and want to try to do everything underneath the sun in order to GAIN and then later STAY in power (even going so far as to LIE to the American people and to the WORLD!) And the Democratic Socialists HATE the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights since those two documents are about as ANTI-SOCIALIST as a document can get! “Freedom, liberty and justice for all”.

But do pray tell. How is it “just” if an African-American owned store gets looted and destroyed by FELLOW African-American and/or white “protesters?” How is it “just” if a white American is made to feel “guilt” over their face when A) everyone’s ancestors are all long dead and gone by now and B) Their being “born” white doesn’t hamper a “Ben Carson Jr.” or “Little Miss Alveda King” from becoming successful if they WANT to be? A young black child born in the Bronx/ghetto can either do good in school and make something of themselves or join a gang. An individual person/group of people being “born” white has absolutely NOTHING to do with an African-American’s and/or minority’s INDIVIDUAL LIFE CHOICES! We’re a product of our own thoughts/actions, NOT our color or environment!

In fact, with REVERSE DISCRIMINATION against whites, I say that ALL minorities now have it better NOW in America (and in other Westernized nations) than ever before! In fact, Trump has done more for African Americans, Asians, and Latinos/Hispanics than Obama or Bush Jr. ever dreamed of! He’s produced more jobs for minorities, built more schools in poorer neighborhoods, you name it. (I’ll admit I wasn’t quite sure at first how Trump would do as a president. He’s not very “presidential” on Twitter and insults alot of people, true. But in the grand scheme of things, what’s worst? A president who’s blunt with other leaders/countries or one who seems weak and submissive as HECK? Think about it! Our country has FAR more chance getting attacked with a “weak” president rather than a “strong” and “bold” one!)

So it makes me very sad that most of the minorities in this country are being “played” by the Democratic Socialist Party who only “pretends” to care about them in order to get their votes and keep them DEPENDENT on the government! The Democrats DO NOT WANT African Americans and minorities to be “successful” (financially, etc.). Why? Because then it would put the Democrats out of power, that’s why. AMERICANS MUST LEARN TO SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE, HERE!

“Black Lives Matter”. How ironic. Considering that Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood) was originally “friends” (secret lovers, maybe?) with Adolf Hitler and was HIGHLY into “Eugenics” and called black children “human weeds that needed to be exterminated”, along with the fact that Planned Parenthood was INVENTED with the original aim of African-American and/or minority genocide (specifically of black babies), even going so far as to putting an abortion clinic in many poor, black neighborhoods, I personally can’t see how ANY African-American can support Planned Parenthood in ANY way, shape, form or capacity or even how they can come up with the slogan “Black Lives Matter” when they do absolutely NOTHING to try to save BLACK BABIES LIVES! (Note: EVERY child is precious in the site of God/Jesus/Yeshua!!!!)

But again, ALL LIVES MATTER and I’m not afraid to say that! ALL LIVES MATTER! John 3:16 in the bible CONFIRMS THAT FACT! Since when have we started “quantifying” in today’s American “liberal” society about WHICH lives matter and which ones don’t, apparently? How sad that we live in such a society today where the appreciation of LIFE is DIMINISHED! How sad that we now live in an America where the Euthanasia lobby can now use people like Britney Maynard to be their poster child for their ungodly cause! “Death machines” and “Death pods”. I don’t even think the ancient cities of Sodom & Gomorrah would have come up with that, even! Plus I won’t EVEN mention about the hellishness of abortion, the sale of baby body parts or even the fact that aborted baby cells are now in our U.S. “vaccines” and some of our U.S. food supply under the guise of “flavor enhancers”. YUCK!

The food companies claim that they don’t use ACTUAL aborted baby cells to “enhance” the taste of their products but only that they used “a copy” of aborted fetal cells. A “copy” does NOT the cell OK make! In other words, a “copy” of the cell is STILL the cell because it CAME from the cell, it was NOT created from scratch, and STILL HAS the cell’s original components in it! (For more information, please go to the following website: https://www.hli.org/resources/products-that-use-aborted-fetuses/)

Do you get what I’m saying here, folks? That would be taking a pig cell, copying the pig cell, then trying to say: “This isn’t actually a pig cell”. What? Do they think we’re all THAT stupid or something? Do they think we’re actually gonna believe their LIES? Just how STUPID do some of them think we Americans are? It makes me wonder, too: do Britain, Canada, Mexico and/or South American, Africa, Europe and OTHER nations do that sort’ve thing, too with THEIR food supply? I don’t want to know!!!!!

And if that’s not bad enough, just when they were starting to re-open things and some people were starting to get their jobs back, many so-called NEW cases of “Corona virus” are now being reported in the news media! (Note: Something very strange is going on, there….?) Rather or not it’s an actual “real” virus or not, I can only speculate (but just for the record, I’m pretty sure it IS a real virus – a virus that China used to EXPERIMENT ON THE HUMAN RACE WITH) – I DO think that some of the numbers are purposely being INFLATED in order to destroy Trump.

I believe the Democrats and Socialists are behind the Rogue Shadow Government of the U.S. and the world. I believe that China is COLLABORATING with the worldwide “Shadow Government” (which I believe is headed by the “rogue operatives” in the U.S.) to try to “wipe mankind out” with as many viruses, plagues, riots, economic meltdowns, etc. that they possibly can. Why? Because of their “false enlightenment clause”, their belief that “order comes out of chaos”. In other words, they believe they MUST create as much chaos in the world as humanly possible in order to “make the one world government leader” appear on the world stage. In other words, they’re trying to bring as much chaos as they possibly can as fast as they can so that THE ANTICHRIST will come to rule the world. And we know from the bible and pages of Holy Writ that The Antichrist is none other than SATAN INCARNATE HIMSELF!

[But I digress, here. There’s a HUGE difference between the “Shadow Government” of the U.S. and TRUMP’S GOVERNMENT/ADMINISTRATION. I believe that U.S. President Donald Trump is trying to STOP the Worldwide “Shadow Government” and FREE not just Americans but people all around the world from the “Tyranny” of “Socialism!”]. Oddly and ironically enough, there’s even some evangelical Christians out there that are suggesting that Trump himself could be the Antichrist! And I sort’ve “somewhat” minorly get where some Christians might think along those lines, since many evangelicals seem to worship Trump as if HE is the “Savior” of America, instead of the Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua himself!

But yet, I sort’ve see a slightly different scenario here. Trump didn’t even act that happy when he first learned he “won” as president back in 2016. He took the job hesitantly. Obama, on the other hand, had been chomping at the bit to be president when HE ran for president awhile back. And if Obama ended up being the “vice president” of Joe Biden, he could very easily skirt the law and become president once more. It could happen, folks.

In my mind, Obama checks off many things on the Antichrist list. He’s good-looking, was very popular, had the power of persuasion, and all the nations of the world just seemed to LOVE him! Now, that doesn’t indefinitely identify him as the A.C., but he certainly has a few characteristics of what could possibly by the A.C.’s M.O., no doubt. Trump, on the other hand, according to the news media anyways, seems to be very UNPOPULAR. And the bible says that the Antichrist WILL BE LOVED BY MANY (because the MAJORITY of people on the Earth – say 75% or more? – won’t KNOW he’s the Antichrist!) Joe Biden, on the other hand, clearly has Dementia, and so if the Democrats get back into power, it’s all over, folks! Because whoever Joe Biden’s running mate is, THAT person would be president and if it’s a Democrat, THAT’S ALL SHE WROTE, FOLKS!

This November 2020 election is probably THE MOST important election ALL THROUGHOUT HISTORY, even more important than the U.S. Presidential Election of 2016 was! Because the results of THIS upcoming election will CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY (not just for the U.S. but for THE ENTIRE WORLD!) In fact, here in the U.S., they are now asking people to get what’s called a “RealID” if they want to be able to fly or enter into any federal building. And it’s not “mandatory”…..yet anyways……it’s only OPTIONAL at THIS point……..But someday here in this country, I believe it will be MANDATORY….

There’s talk going back and forth (here in America, as well as in other countries across the world) that there will soon be “various Covid-19 vaccines”. But the so-called “vaccines” and “fast-acting tests” have been slow-coming and low-promising. I believe the REASON there are now so-called “vaccine delays” is because the American public and the rest of the world has now (in my eyes anyways) TURNED on Big Pharma/the Pharmaceutical Industry, and so they know there won’t be much profit now in rolling out vaccines that THEY know won’t be effective and that they KNOW that most people will REFUSE to get! There would simply be no money in it! Plus I also believe that’s the reason that “RealID” has been pushed back as well, from “mandatory” to “optional” (because of the “push back” from the Conservative, God-Fearing, God-Loving American public!)

I believe when they noticed that most people in America weren’t wearing masks and were starting to go back to life as normal (whatever “normal” was before Covid hit), “they” (the shadow government) panicked and decided they needed to try to make Americans FEAR again! So how did they do that? Simple. Inflated the numbers once more. Which then caused EVEN MORE job layoffs, “no cash” policies, and EVEN MORE lockdowns/stay at home orders! The shadow government’s agenda got “delayed” due to the movement of American conservative groups such as “Mass Resistance”. So now they want to quickly FORCE their agenda through by ANY MEANS POSSIBLE!

Covid-19 is such an interesting name, to say the least. What does the 19 mean? Does that mean this is the 19th virus that they (shadow government) has tried to secretly UNLEASH upon mankind? I’d like to know where the number 19 comes from. Another interesting juncture is George Floyd’s last words: “I can’t breathe”. And considering that’s one of the MAJOR symptoms of Covid-19, is there some sort of strange connection there? Is the shadow government (through the ungodly chain of events surrounding Mr. Floyd) trying to send Americans (and those around the world) a message that soon they will CRUSH THE RESISTANCE and SUFFOCATE IT?

The book of 2nd Timothy says that IN the last days, hearts would grow cold and the bible certainly wasn’t kidding! Daily news headlines are just TEAMING with stuff that happen to people for no good reason or for really petty reasons! People killing each other over a pair of Nike shoes or child custody disputes. A man walking his daughter through a crosswalk in NY and then getting SHOT DEAD, right in front of his daughter! I can’t imagine! And what happened to George Floyd was absolutely TERRIBLE, no doubt! It should have never happened! I now feel like we live in such a world today where nothing is safe, nobody is safe. ANYWHERE. I guess these whole riots and police car burnings have now given me some sort of PTSD or something.

In most U.S. states, most people are now required to wear a mask in ALL public places. And it’s kind’ve depressing to look around and see everyone wearing a mask! It makes me yearn for some sort of time machine where we could go back 6-7 months ago before we ever heard word of this “virus” and “go back to normal”. But see folks, that’s just the thing. There IS no time machine out there capable of doing that (as far as anyone knows, anyways). And secondly, The Abomination of Desolation will occur sooner than we all think! For it will come on a day that most people are NOT expecting! I honestly think that the event known as “The Abomination of Desolation” will be during the winter on a Sabbath! Why?

Because Matthew 24: 20-22 has Jesus saying the following: But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened“.

In other words, (in my mind, anyways), Jesus seems to be “hinting” that “The Abomination of Desolation” WILL happen during Winter ON the Sabbath! But that makes perfect sense. Satan wouldn’t want to desecrate a non-holy day cause what would be the point? Satan instead would want to abominate the Lord’s holy temple on a day of the week that IS sacred/holy/important to Jesus and that day would ofcourse be the 7th day biblical Sabbath! 

Jesus/Yeshua (as far as I know anyways) is not typically known for “sarcastic speculation”. He likes to say things straight-forward, even in parables. Now….could Jesus have been actually speaking metaphorically there? As in, using “winter” to specify a time in our lives and in this world where our “hearts have grown cold”? Possibly. But I’ve always gotten the personal feeling that Jesus/Yeshua was being quite LITERAL, there and that He was simply letting us know that The Abomination of Desolation would occur during the Winter on the Sabbath. However, that doesn’t mean we should then “take it easy” during the Summer, Spring or Fall, as Jesus could just as easily theoretically return to the Earth during any of THOSE 3 seasons as he could during the Winter, as well!

For many on the skeptic or unbelieving side, their primal question these days seem to be: “WHERE IS YOUR GOD *NOW?* HOW COME YOUR GOD DIDN’T STOP CORONA VIRUS?” and the like.

2 Peter 3:4 says: “And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation”.

There’s many, many, MANY skeptics out there these days. Not just of Jesus’s existence, ALONE, but also of his soon 2nd return to the Earth! When Jesus came to Earth the FIRST time, he came to the Earth through a virgin birth in order to provide a way for mankind to receive SALVATION! But when Jesus Christ returns to the Earth for the SECOND time during the Last Days, he will return with WRATH and a 2-edged SWORD towards all those who REJECTED HIM:

Luke 18:8 says “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”

Matthew 24:30 “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory”

Revelation 1:7 “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen”

Luke 12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not”

Matthew 24:44 “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh”

REVELATION 19:15 “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God”

Therefore, in all of those bible passages, Jesus is warning us that we need to be ready for his soon return to the Earth during these “Last Days”. When he came to Earth for the FIRST time, he came for PEACE and SALVATION. But when he comes to Earth for the SECOND time, he will come with GREAT WRATH towards all those who REJECTED HIM or that have “put him on the back burner” (i.e. “lukewarm/backslidden Christianity”).

But RIGHT BEFORE Jesus returns to the Earth, there will be an event called THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION. This is when MOST biblical scholars believe that THE ANTICHRIST will “set himself up in the Temple of God and declare that He is God”. Most Christians believe that the “Temple of God” is referring to what will possibly be the newly rebuilt 3rd Jewish Temple. And that actually makes sense since there are OTHER biblical passages that are telling believers in Jerusalem to “flee to the mountains” once they SEE the “Abomination of Desolation” happening. So if Jewish believers in Jesus are gonna “flee to the mountains”, it would make rational sense if there was an ACTUAL place or building and/or person they were fleeing FROM!

Because for every TRUE thing of God, there has to be a COUNTERFEIT; Satan LOVES counterfeits. And since Jesus was a LITERAL Son of God, that would only mean that Satan would also have to have HIS counterfeit “Son” (The “Antichrist”) as well. And just like Jesus was a LITERAL entity, I believe that THE ANTICHRIST has to be a literal entity, too! Only, I highly believe that the Antichrist will be a super-intelligent A.I.! Why? Because mankind was made in the IMAGE OF GOD and Satan HATES the image of God! So a human cyborg or a super-intelligent A.I. made of synthetic skin made to look and sound human but yet, is NOT truly human, falls exactly along the line of reasoning that Satan will likely counter-create something that goes AGAINST the true image of God!

But regardless of what The Antichrist IS (and is NOT), we are THAT MUCH CLOSER to “Mark of the Beast” and/or “Mark of the Beast SOCIETY” (and more specifically, Mark of the Beast GLOBAL Society) and that’s a pretty scary and sobering thing, folks! Why? Because people just aren’t prepared (even many so-called “Christians”). We’re all stumbling around these days so worried about jobs, the economy, and Corona “virus”, that many of us aren’t even truly thinking about our SALVATION these days! Lets be brutally honest for a moment here, folks! In the last 30 days or so, how many of us (myself included) have truly thought about our salvation and spreading the gospel? OUCH! Right? We’ll are so caught up in the FEAR of Covid-19 that many of us have lost our focus!

Oddly, there’s only ONE letter change between “MaSk” and “MaRk”. Right now, masks are not 100% required but are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED, in most places. But trust me, it’ll only be a matter of time before masks are REQUIRED. (No doubt a way for the “Shadow Government” to “MASK” their true objectives).

They might even start this new movement where, if you get the “vaccine”, you won’t have to wear a mask. But now, they’re saying that the vaccines aren’t even effective (perhaps they’ve never, truly had the vaccine all along? Just a thought? Or perhaps they do but they just want to drive up the pharmaceutical prices just to make more money? Martin Shkreli, anyone?) Regardless, this whole “wear a mask so you don’t get Corona virus” thing and “mass lockdowns” are TESTING GROUNDS for “Mark of the Beast system”. They’re testing humanity to try to see just how READY we are for a “one world government” and “mark of the Beast society”.

So believe me, folks. If there was EVER a time where we need to TRULY repent of our sins and TOTALLY 100% rely upon Jesus/Yeshua and Jesus/Yeshua ALONE for salvation, it’s NOW/TODAY! For tomorrow is NOT guaranteed (as individuals, as a nation, and AS a global world!) We’re living in the Last Days and things are ONLY gonna get WORSE! At first, I had minor hope. I thought maybe – just maybe – that “America” (or should I say, what’s left of it, anyways) could “come back from this”. But now I don’t think that there’s ANY way that America “will come back from this”, no matter WHO is elected for president this November! For EVEN if Trump won, the left has just become TOO radical and TOO violent to fully withstand 4 more years of Trump!

The left will stop at NOTHING until they get what they want – total power, control and domination over the people of America and the world! In fact, IF they get their way and the Democrats regain power this November, not even MINORITIES will have any “rights” once the Democrat socialists get through with them! In fact, America would turn into a Socialist country overnight if the Democrats won and all the “freedoms” which we now cherish (freedom of expression, freedom of religion, private property ownership, freedom of purchase) will be STRIPPED of ALL citizens and not just “some”.

Look at China’s “Social Credit Score” system, for instance. A Chinese citizen is “graded” by how well they “support” communism. “Oh, you only support communism a little bit? Here’s 5 points”. “Oh, you support communism full-heartedly? Here’s 500 points”. But do pray tell. Don’t you think EVEN the Chinese citizen who gets the “500 points” is not still gonna be secretly living in fear AT ALL TIMES for fear of “slipping up” even just a little tiny bit? It stands to reason! Now imagine if we had something like that here in “America”. Imagine if the Democrats regained power and treated EACH U.S. citizen with the “China’s social credit score” attitude of: “If you support the Progressive/Socialist agenda, you’ll do well in our new society. Stray from it and…….you just might get killed”.  Imagine the IMPACT that would on the average U.S. citizen!

EVEN if Trump wins as president AGAIN, it IS only a matter of time before the “radical left” regains power. In fact, the bible SAYS they will eventually regain power (unfortunately). And IF and WHEN they do, know that Jesus’s return (as well as the event known as “The Abomination of Desolation”) is NEAR! Therefore, I will end this post and Corona virus “series” with THIS:

“And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” – Matthew 3:2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James 2:19 = Even the DEMONS *Believe & Tremble!*

James 2:19 “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble“.

The 2nd part of James 2:19 isn’t a passage that most Christians and/or church leaders talk about very often, if at all (or even do so much as think about). In fact, the VERY first time I read that passage at the tender age of 19-21, I was AWESTRUCK! The demons TREMBLE with FEAR at Jesus? F E A R? Why? I had thought at the time. Wouldn’t it make more technical sense for them to react to Jesus with ANGER, rather than FEAR?”

But let us look at two other bible passages in the bible which address this very issue!

Matthew 8:28-29 says: “And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, ‘What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?‘”

The Matthew 8:29 passage, in my further attempt at fully understanding the “demons’ fear of Jesus” back then, really got me to start questioning everything I “thought” I knew at that point about Satan and demons! Like, I KNEW that Satan and demons were ANGRY things! But little did I know, as per that passage and the 1st passage I listed, that they were FEARFUL, angry things! WHY? Because they KNOW that Jesus has the POWER to eternally judge them! 

Luke 8:28 further echos the sentiment: “When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, ‘What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me NOT!'”

When I originally read the Luke 8:28 passage back then, I sort’ve had this “human” mental imagery in my mind of a demon (using the man’s human body as a vessel) kneeling down on his knees in front of Jesus, putting both his hands up in a “I surrender” position and DESPERATELY PLEADING with Jesus to NOT be tormented!

And it was THAT mental imagery in my mind which served as a VERY POWERFUL force of spiritual understanding within my spirit! For just like a human person might hold both their hands up in a “I surrender, I don’t want any trouble” position if there was a gunman who was threatening their VERY LIFE, so did THE DEMON likely do in the presence of Jesus! WOW! PROFOUND!

So therefore, what can we gather from these 3 passages in the bible? Answer: DEMONS **FEAR** JESUS! That’s right…..out-right **FEAR HIM!** So it stands to reason: If DEMONS fear Jesus, how much more does SATAN fear Jesus? Answer: Likely a whole HECK of alot! Why? Because he simply KNOWS that he’s powerless against Him, amongst many other things! Which then even further stands to reason: If SATAN and DEMONS actually **FEAR JESUS**, (despite any major “anger issues” they might have AGAINST Jesus), then why should WE, as born-again Christians/Messianic Jewish-roots Christians FEAR **THEM?** It stands to reason!

There’s yet another bible passage that I’d like to share, which is Matthew 10:28 [New Testament, Book of Matthew, Verse 28] which states: “And fear NOT them which kill the body, but are NOT able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is ABLE to destroy BOTH soul and body in hell”.

In other words, don’t FEAR the spirits and/or the people that have the ability to “kill you” since they ONLY have “ability” to kill your BODY, ONLY but NOT your soul…..Instead, you should FEAR GOD/JESUS since ONLY GOD/JESUS has the power to “kill” both your BODY ***AND*** your soul in hell and/or the lake of fire! OUCH! Therefore, in hindsight, the Matthew 10:28 passage is telling us in NO uncertain terms whom/what we SHOULD and SHOULD **NOT** fear, in the “biblical sense!”

Too many Christians today FEAR! Rather it’s FEAR of “workplace issues”, FEAR of the future, etc. But what they oftentimes don’t realize (myself included, sometimes) is that SATAN AND DEMONS are the driving force BEHIND that “FEAR!” And as long as we don’t have any “idols” or “demonic objects” in our homes (ouija boards, tarot cards, New Age and/or metal music, carved images, witchcraft-themed movies, books, etc.), we have POWER & AUTHORITY in the name of Christ to REBUKE THAT DEMONIC SPIRIT/THOSE DEMONIC SPIRITS OF FEAR!

But yet, here’s the sad reality. As long as a “Christian” has demonic “objects” in their possession, OR consume them (such as movies and TV shows), Satan/demons have the LEGAL spiritual “right” to RULE OVER THEM (**UNTIL** said object is REMOVED or said consumption is FULLY REPENTED OF)! Sad but true! Many Christians today have demonic objects in their home and don’t even know it!

For example, many think that Harry Potter books or movies are “harmless!” And yet others at some point (myself included) attempted to “justify” their watching of “Witchcraft-themed shows” (like Salem for instance) telling themselves that they’re just spiritually educating themselves about the Enemy Satan, so they know how he “works” in the Kingdom of Darkness, etc.!

Folks, let me tell you something. I MYSELF made the mistake of watching some of the “Salem” TV series on Netflix (LONG BEFORE the Netflix BAN was needed on the part of many Christians!) And I even tried to justify it to myself, telling myself that it was somehow OK to watch the show, IF I was only doing it from a “get-myself-educated-on-the-schemes-and-workings-of-the-Devil” type of way!

But BOY WAS I MISTAKEN! Not long after I started watching the 1st episode, I had an “ungodly spirit” that invaded my home! A dark shadow! It oftentimes “slightly” shook the end of my bed at night while I was trying to sleep! It would follow me into the bathroom and would sometimes abruptly make the shower curtain rod fall on me whenever I tried to use the toilet or take a shower! It terrified my cat(s) at night and made them “growl” and “hiss” for absolutely no reason! I’d go out in the hallway and would see my cat(s) growling and hissing at “shadows that weren’t there!”

And at first, I’ll admit, I was in a bit of denial. I mean, you hear about invasion of demonic spirits in movies and on certain TV shows. But not ONCE as a Christian do you EVER think that it will come to YOUR house for something so small as watching a Witchcraft-themed TV show (even if only for “education of how the Enemy works” purposes!)

I honestly thought at the time that if the Lord Jesus KNEW MY heart and KNEW I wasn’t even “remotely” interested in Witchcraft, but that I only wanted to gain a better understanding of HOW the Enemy works, that I’d somehow be “OK” and that demonic spirits would NOT be allowed to enter into my home! But I was WRONG! After about a week or so of “the attacks” and attempting to rebuke the spirit in the name of Christ but getting no results, I asked it outloud one time during one of its “attacks”: “WHY DO YOU KEEP TORMENTING ME?”, and it hissed out (just like a snake) ONE word and one word ONLY: SALEM!”

And that’s when I knew it was the UNGODLY TV-show by that same name that was GIVING this “demonic spirit” the legal spiritual RIGHT to invade my home. And so then when I personally inquired to Jesus about WHY He had allowed this “dark, demonic spirit” to invade my home, and “attack me”, Jesus informed me that it was actually for my own benefit, so THAT I would learn the hard way the TOTAL SPIRITUAL DANGER that goes along with watching ANY type of program that has a “positive view” of Witchcraft in it! NO CHRISTIAN – MYSELF INCLUDED – SHOULD BE WATCHING **ANY** TYPE OF PROGRAM OR MOVIE LIKE THAT – **EVEN IF** IT’S ONLY TO “GET EDUCATED ON THE ENEMY!”

Thankfully, my experience eventually came to a “safe ending”. Once I realized just how SATANIC the show was, (and how it very likely portrayed ACTUAL SATANISM), I IMMEDIATELY stopped watching the Series, I prayed to Jesus for forgiveness, and vowed to never watch a single episode of THAT or any OTHER show LIKE that, EVER, EVER AGAIN! And just like that, the DEMONIC SPIRIT was GONE! No more “end of bed shaking” in the middle of the night, no more shower curtain rod violently falling on me in the bathroom, no more terrified growling & hissing cat(s) in the middle of the night, etc!

Now, I have to make an honest confession, here. Did I somewhat “fear” the “demonic spirit” that kept attacking me, while it was attacking me? At first, I did a little, yeah. Why? Because I didn’t know WHY it was there. I didn’t think at first that there was ANY reason FOR it to be there in my home! And see folks, that’s where ALOT of problems with our spiritual walk with Christ can come in…….when we DON’T have our “full spiritual thinking caps” on and in our “leisure time”: For THAT is the time when we are MOST vulnerable to falling victim to Satan’s devices and he KNOWS it!

Now, if “I”, a teacher of God’s Written Word, can fall that easily to something like that (telling myself that it was OK since I was ONLY watching it to gain more understanding of HOW the Enemy works against believers, etc.), how much easier would it be for a non-teacher of God’s Written Word to fall that easily for something like that? FOLKS, WE MUST REMAIN ON **FULL SPIRITUAL GUARD** AT **ALL TIMES** AND IN **ALL PLACES!”** (And believe me, that goes just as much for ME as it does for anyone else who’s a believer in Jesus!)

But I tell ya, folks: Two of Satan’s MOST BIGGEST spiritual battlegrounds against born-again Christians today is at home/among non-believing family members and THE WORKPLACE! Because if you’re working at a workplace where hardly NOBODY is a bible-believing, bible-adhering Christian, it’s going to get harder & harder to adhere to Christ and his gospel as the years roll by in SUCH a “place!” SO HOLD FAST TO THE FAITH!

The non-believers (or rather, the demonic spirits residing INSIDE the hearts, souls and MINDS of unbelievers) are constantly “testing you”, constantly “sizing you up”, and/or “waiting for you to FAIL!” And this could be manifested in any NUMBER of ways……..They or a manager might attempt to micromanage you, they might try to get you to participate in the “latest gossip”, they might tempt you to work on the sabbath or give you more work than they know that you can do at any one given time and then criticize you when you fail, etc.  

So folks, BE CAREFUL! BE ON YOUR FULL SPIRITUAL GUARD AT ALL TIMES! I can’t emphasize that ENOUGH!!!!!!!! Especially since these “unsaved coworkers” don’t yet even KNOW that they’re being spiritually deceived by demons in all of those things! So pray for them, pray for them, pray for them and don’t ever STOP praying for them folks, MARK MY WORDS! And pray for yourselves as well, since we all know it’s very easy to be “swayed” by coworkers. 

But going back to my main point: Satan/Demons FEAR the name of Jesus! Therefore, why should WE, as as born-again Christians, fear THEM? It stands to reason! For WHEN we fear Satan and/or demons, we are, in all actuality, fearing beings that FEAR JESUS! Now think about that. Truly sit back and think about that for awhile. Let that thought ruminate for a bit in your mind. Because if we FEAR demonic beings that FEAR JESUS, what does that say about US as so-called “born-again believers?”

If there’s ever a time in our lives when we fear Satan, fear demons and/or fear persecution, we’re doing it wrong! That means that something is missing in our spiritual “walk” with Christ! Because NO Christian with the correct, FULL spiritual armour is going to fear the Devil or Demons! (Not for ANY reason!) Instead, they will laugh in Satan’s or the demon’s face whenever they “make threats” and loudly and boldly proclaim: “I rebuke you in the name of Christ, now GO!” without any problems or hesitations! In fact, they will KNOW that they know that Christ has their back, no matter what and they need NOT fear!

Are YOU at the place in your life right now where you have ZERO fear of Satan, demons and/or the future? If not, WHY? And if not, what sorts of steps must you take to NOT be afraid anymore, in the name of Jesus? What it help you to know that Jesus HIMSELF was afraid in the Garden of Gethsemane when he KNEW he’d be facing “human death” for the first time?

And yet, even IN SPITE OF HIS FEAR, he STILL trusted the Heavenly Father? If Jesus could still trust the Heavenly Father during HIS time of trial & tribulation (and FEAR) on the Earth, then so can WE also trust Jesus (who OVERCAME death & the grave) during OUR times of trials and tribulations on the Earth, right folks? IT’S THAT SIMPLE!

Isaiah 41:10 proclaims: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness while John 16:33 states: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world“.

In other words, Jesus is telling us here that WHATEVER scary situation we might face in life (being fired from our jobs, a severe medical diagnosis, a death, a traumatic event, severe persecution, etc.), we do NOT need to worry since Jesus IS IN CONTROL OF IT ALL! He’s got the power of the UNIVERSE at his fingertips! He created the universe with just the mere sound of his VOICE!

Therefore, is He REALLY gonna create the universe with just the mere sound of his voice (“Let there be light”, etc.) and then scratch his head in confusion over how to help us deal with OUR life’s “treacherous situations?” OFCOURSE NOT! Jesus KNOWS what he’s doing, no matter what, so we got to remember that, folks! Even though I know sometimes that’s easier said than done. I know it’s “hard” to trust Christ in times of SEVERE TURMOIL in our lives! I know many Christians have the “why me” type questions whenever something bad happens. Just like I KNOW how hard it is to believe that Jesus is CONSTANTLY working things out for the BEST for us that are believers in HIM!

But one thing I DO know is THIS: Jesus is faithful and TRUE! And not once has he EVER, EVER, **EVER** let me down! NOT ONCE! He has ALWAYS and FOREVER been there for me! It is ME that hasn’t always been there for HIM the way I should at various small points in my life! But thankfully for me and for ALL of us, he is a loving and JUST God, who FORGIVES US FOR ALL OUR SINS! We might as feel at times as though Jesus has forgotten about us on this “Earth rock” down here, but believe me, he hasn’t! It’s US who forget HIM!

We as Christians (as a whole) tend to sometimes get slightly “lukewarm” in our faith at certain times in our lives! When severe persecution bears us down and makes us feel exhausted and drained of energy, temporarily giving up seems like the most EASIEST  & most CONVENIENT thing to do! But folks, we can NOT give up! Not NOW! Not EVER! ESPECIALLY IN THESE HERE LAST DAYS OF HUMAN HISTORY! WE ARE THE LAST GENERATION, FOLKS! https://yeshua777.wordpress.com/2018/09/11/we-are-the-last-generation-biblical-proof/

We are the last “100% human species” on this Earth! By the time our children grow up into their 20’s, true 100% humans will be a thing of the past and “cyborgs” will be THE NORM! Quite sobering to think about, isn’t it folks? Yet Jesus says we do NOT need to fear for the future, our salvation is certain (provided we still believe, trust AND obey him and do NOT take The Mark of the Beast for ANY circumstances!)

Jesus Christ HIMSELF tells us in Luke 12:32 “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom”. So lets unpack this a bit. First off, Jesus is telling us NOT to fear. And then the 2nd part is even more beautiful than the 1st part; Jesus is telling us that God DELIGHTS in rewarding us “eternal life” in his “eternal heavenly kingdom”. Therefore, if we DELIGHT in the Lord Jesus AND in obeying him, then someday, the Heavenly Father will DELIGHT in US! What a splendid thought, folks! 

Also: If you have FEAR in ANY area of your life and/or spiritual walk with Christ, WRITE IT DOWN! Then read a scripture in the bible about Jesus overcoming demons, etc. Then go back and read your list and ask yourself if your “fear” is justified! My guess is that it WON’T be, in your mind or heart! However, if you’re STILL unsure rather your “fear” is justified or not, PRAY TO JESUS ABOUT IT! (The most easiest, yet, most OVERLOOKED solution to ANY problem we might have today – PRAYER!) And whatever person, thing or object you fear, fill in the blank with said person, object or thing in the prayer down below!

Pray the following: “Jesus, I fear ________. I’m not sure WHY I fear ______ but I do. I’m not sure what to do about ________. But I know that you DO know what to do about _________ and my FEAR of it! So please Jesus, help me overcome my fear of __________. And make it to the point where someday soon, I will LAUGH at my initial fear of ________ and will fully realize that Satan is a LIAR! Please help me realize that my fear of ________ comes from a DEMONIC SPIRIT and that in YOUR heavenly name, I have authority OVER said “spirit”.

P.S.: Please also reveal to me if there’s any demonic objects in my car or home that are “allowing” the spirit of FEAR to “fester” in my life/home/workplace and help me to GET RID of those objects, if so! Please help give me the necessary tools to get RID of the SPIRIT of FEAR and have it leaving me/my home/my workplace IN NO TIME! Please instead REPLACE the spirit of FEAR in my life with YOUR Holy Spirit, THE SPIRIT OF FAITH AND OF TRUTH! I say this in your heavenly name, Jesus! Amen!” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Difference Between True/Genuine Faith Vs. “Going Through The Motions”

I once had a Christian friend say to me that she “didn’t really like going to church because she felt like she was just *going through the motions*!” And those words really got me, for some reason: *going through the motions*. I sat there and thought about it for awhile, trying to ponder what she meant by those words, exactly. And then it hit me! TRADITION. She’s tired of the same, dull, boring TRADITION that’s taking place in churches today. In fact, I can’t blame her. It was honestly why I myself LEFT “the church system” YEARS AGO!

People get dressed up in their Sunday best, pile into the church, sit in pews, and listen to the pastor drone on for about 35 minutes or so. The rest of the time is spent “singing” and “talking about church budgets”. There’s also the “offering plate”, “communion”, etc.

And I’m gonna be truthfully honest, here. The few times that I actually “attempted” to attend actual church services at the local Lutheran church years and years ago, (in order to feel more like an “authentic Christian”), I LIKED hearing about Jesus but I was bored stiff with the overall “sermons” and found myself looking around the church (at the stained-glass windows, at the church organ, at the side of the wall, at anything BUT the pulpit).

And I’d always ask myself, “Why am I so bored, here? Why does it always feel like the same old, same old?” In fact, I even felt GUILTY for “feeling bored” inside a church. I had thought to myself at the time, “Jesus must be really mad at me, NOW! How offended would he be if he found out I felt bored stiff during church sermons?”

In fact, once as a little kid, I even remember saying to my mom one time on the way home from school, “church is boring!” [I went to a Christian pre-school, even though my folks weren’t church-goers, which was weird. I guess my mom was more “Agnostic” back then, sending us there in a “just in case God’s true” scenario]. My mom asked me why. I said, “because all they say is (speaking in a monotone) “Jesus Christ is Lord”.

Now…..I didn’t make that statement to mock Jesus in ANY way, shape or form! What I was TRYING to draw attention to, on that particular day, is more or less that “pastors make Jesus boring“. But the Jesus I KNOW is NOT boring in ANY way, shape or form! The Jesus I KNOW parted the Red Sea, created ALL living things and has the ability to shake the Earth & the Waters with just the mere SOUND of his VOICE! And as I got older, those words I spoke when I was younger about “church is boring” really seemed to resonate deep within me and my soul!

But in fact, NOTHING about today’s “Modern-Day Christianity” is even biblical! It’s sad, folks but it’s true! Church “buildings” aren’t biblical, church “sermons” aren’t biblical, sitting in pews is not biblical, “offering plates” are not biblical, choirs are not “biblical”, the Sunday Sabbath IN AND OF ITSELF is not biblical, getting “dressed up” for “church” is not biblical, “going to church SERVICE” is not biblical, basically, NOTHING about Modern-Day Christianity is BIBLICAL!

Therefore, all of the people that find church “boring” (rather they realize it or not) are actually ON to something! Something deep, deep within their spirits must “sense” that something seems “amiss” in the “churches” today! For example, God created for 6 days, then rested on and CONSECRATED the 7th DAY! So why do “churches” today unbiblically meet on the FIRST day of the week (Sunday?) For Sunday was the very FIRST day of creation!

For another example, “The Church” celebrates New Year’s, Christmas, Halloween, and Easter. But tell me. What do Easter bunnies, painted eggs, Santa Claus, Reindeer, snowmen, confetti and Halloween costumes have to do with JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY? Answer: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

“But Jesus was born on December 25”, some say. Really? Does it say that in the bible? What bible are these folks reading from? Because MY KJV bible doesn’t mention ANYTHING about it being “winter” when Jesus was born! [However, MY KJV bible DOES mention how we’re supposed to instead commemorate Jesus’s death/resurrection/ascension back up to heaven during what’s known as “The Lord’s Supper”!]  

And that’s just the “Protestant” way of things……..For if a person is CATHOLIC, it gets EVEN WORSE!

Catholics believe in “Purgatory” (NOT IN BIBLE), “Indulgences” (NOT IN BIBLE), “Praying to Saints” (NOT IN BIBLE), “Jesus had no brothers or sister” (BIBLE PROVES HE DID), “Virgin Mary was the ONLY being born by Virgin Birth” (NOT IN BIBLE – AND HOW DOES THAT EVEN COMPUTE, ANYWAYS? For they couldn’t BOTH be surely born by Virgin Birth…….because if so, that would make Mary God and she’s NOT GOD! Luke 1:46-47 PROVES THIS beyond all shadow of a doubt, people!)

But on to my next point………the “difference” between true, genuine faith and what I call “going-through-the-motions”/manufactured faith.

First, we’ll take a look at the example of King Saul in the Old Testament. At the very beginning, he was very humble, down to Earth, and had a STRONG faith in God Almighty! But as the chapters of 1 Samuel 12+ wear on, Saul starts to get arrogant, proud, disobedient and FEARFUL.

He starts out as THIS:

“And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the Lord hath wrought salvation in Israel” – 1 Samuel 11:13

Comes to THIS:

“Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor” – 1 Samuel 28:7

And ends up like THIS:

And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul. And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it1 Chronicles 10:2-4

So what happened between 1 Samuel 12 and 1 Samuel 28?

The first thing that happened is that King Saul did NOT wait on the Lord’s prophet Samuel to offer a sacrifice unto the Lord. The 2nd thing Saul did was REFUSE to kill all the Amalekites and their cattle/etc., whom the Lord SPECIFICALLY commanded to be WIPED OUT! 

So see……it all started out with what King Saul thought was a “minor thing” and then, over time, his sins became GREATER and GREATER and his faith became LESS AND LESS! In fact, it would probably be safe to say that King Saul’s “spiritual relationship” with the Lord during that time (from 1 Samuel 12 to 1 Samuel 28) became a thing of OBLIGATION, instead of LOVING OBEDIENCE! 

That’s why many people sitting in church pews today feel like they’re “just going through the motions”, because THEY ARE! They’re not truly challenged in their lives to keep the faith and to LOVINGLY obey the Lord and his Written Word! Instead, they’re “spoon-fed” a watered-down/feel-good/cheery message about the bible that doesn’t talk about hell, eternal condemnation, the book of Revelation, bible prophecy, REPENTANCE of sin and/or “getting right with the Lord”. In fact, most church “services” today rarely talk about Jesus AT ALL! It’s more of a “be a good person and that’s good enough” for God type of WATERED-DOWN BLASPHEMOUS MESSAGE! ;(

HOWEVER……an example in the Old Testament of a man who DID have complete and total faith in the Lord is ABRAHAM. Genesis, Chapter 22 in the Old Testament tells us the story of how God TESTED Abraham by telling him to sacrifice his own son, Isaac.

Originally, (BEFORE Genesis 22), Abram (BEFORE God changed his name to “Abraham”) and Sarai (BEFORE God changed her name to “Sarah”) weren’t able to have children due to Sarai being “barren” in her old age. Therefore, it was Sarai’s idea for Abram to marry her handmaiden, Hagar, an Egyptian, which Abram did…..and THAT son’s name was Ishmael. However, Abram was still sad he had no true “genetic heir” and cried out to God in prayer about it. So God opened up Sarai’s womb and him and Sarah had Isaac, the “miracle child” promised by God.

However, in Genesis, chapter 22, Isaac is now a teenager (the bible implies) and God is now worried that Abraham loves Isaac more than he loves HIM (Almighty God). So God decides to test Abraham’s loving, faithful obedience by asking him to sacrifice his “promised son” Isaac!

However, in the biblical narrative, we KNOW that Abraham probably doesn’t like what he has to do, but also that he has FAITH. Because when he and Isaac get to the bottom of Mount Moriah, Genesis 22:5 states, “And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you”. 

Just think of what type of FAITH Abraham have to have had! For it would’ve taken him TOTAL FAITH to do what he did. [And please remember that the near-sacrifice Isaac is a prototype/foreshadowing for what would someday become God’s sacrifice of his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ/Yeshua, for all of mankind! As Abraham didn’t hold back his only son from God, God did not hold back his only son from US!]

However, Genesis 22:10-12 further goes on to state: And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me!” 

Further on, we read in Genesis 22: 13-18 how the Lord decided to BLESS ABRAHAM, as a RESULT of his loving obedience and his faith:

“And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen. And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice”. 

So from these two biblical examples, we can learn what having true, GENUINE FAITH is, and what having “lukewarm/going-through-the-motions” faith is. 

True/GENUINE Faith: Knowing that Yeshua/Jesus Christ has your back, no matter what

Lukewarm/going-though-the-motions: “Maybe Jesus will save me someday on the day of Judgement, maybe he won’t”

See the difference here, folks? Many folks ask the fateful question, “Why has God/Jesus forsaken me?” But ya know what, people? It’s US who forsake HIM! 

How? Simple. We don’t have “time” to read our bibles or pray but we DO have time to watch Netflix, text our bestfriend, listen to the radio, etc. We don’t have “time” to donate to the needy because we’re too wrapped up in our OWN lives and “financial woes”. We don’t have “time” to repent of our sins because we got to clean the house, go to work, pay our bills, hang out with our friends, read our favorite novel, pick up the kids from soccer practice, you get the idea……….

So I leave you with THIS: What type of “faith” do you have? Do YOU have the type of faith, where, you knew if you died today, that you’d go to spend eternity with Jesus? Or do you have the type of “faith” where you’re not sure? 

Do YOU have the type of faith that’s SO strong, that not even a person pointing a gun at your head and/or threatening to behead you will make you DENY your faith in Jesus Christ? Or would you “squirm” at the first hint of a threat on your LIFE? 

Do YOU have the type of faith that’s SO strong, that you share your faith in Jesus with others? Or do you tend to “cower” about your faith in Jesus towards others and try to “bury Jesus” in your life by not letting the name of Jesus be well-known in your life to others?

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” – Hebrews 11:6

What type of faith do YOU have? For IF you don’t have a strong, GENUINE type faith, TODAY is the day to pray to GET that type of faith! Pray the following prayer with me:

“Almighty Yeshua/Lord Jesus, my faith has NOT been where it needs to be, lately. I’ve had a lukewarm faith. But please, bit by bit and little by little, please REMOVE my lukewarm faith and replace it with UNBREAKABLE FAITH IN YOU, EVEN IN THE FACE OF DEATH/TORCHURE SOMEDAY. Please give me a faith and trust in you that’s SO STRONG, that NOTHING or NO-ONE can break it! Thank-you, Lord. Amen”

And pray that prayer with all your HEART, SOUL, MIND, BODY AND STRENGTH and MEAN that prayer with ALL YOUR HEART AND SOUL! TRUST IN THE LORD TO ANSWER YOUR PRAYER FOR UNBREAKABLE FAITH AND HE WILL ANSWER YOU! 😉

GREAT AND MIGHTY IS OUR LORD & GOD! HE PARTED THE RED SEA, HE WALKED ON THE WATER, AND HE SPOKE THE VERY UNIVERSE INTO EXISTENCE WITH JUST THE MERE SOUND OF HIS VOICE! GREAT, MIGHTY AND POWERFUL IS HIS NAME! THE NAME ABOVE ALL OTHER NAMES! 😉