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“Corona Virus”: A Test-Run For The Soon-Coming GLOBAL Mark of the Beast Society

So around December 12, 2019 or so, a NEW “virus” (called “Corona Virus”) was announced in Wuhan, China. It was said to be similar to SARS (“Bird Flu”), the “common cold” and “common flu”. And people weren’t really panicking much, then. It was (to most Americans and those in Westernized nations) just some “distant virus” in some “distant land”.

Still, I, like many other Americans, secretly worried about the Chinese people from afar and wondered how bad of an impact the so-called “virus” would have on its general population! I prayed in the name of Jesus that the number of deaths, if any, from the “virus” would be low and that the Chinese people would recover (as a people and as a nation!)

But oddly enough, from the very first headline until NOW, there seems to be NO CONSISTENCY in media coverage of the virus! That fact alone makes me very, very suspicious! First, they say it’s “low risk”. Then they act like it’s the Black Plague of Death. Then they revert back to calling it about as bad as the common cold, and easy to “recover from”. Then they’re emphasizing it could actually be “worse” then the flu and that people can actually DIE from it.

And NOW, on Friday, March 13, 2020, (nearly three months TO THE DAY of the first media announcement of the virus in China), they’re now shutting down schools, businesses, and the like, here in America. And yet not ONE reliable news source can seem to give us 100% exactly HOW the virus came about! It’s like they needed to find SOMETHING to blame it on! SARS? Easy. Blame it on the birds. Zika? Simple. Blame it on the mosquitoes. Corona? Easy as pie. Blame it on the BATS!

But regardless of the TRUE cause of the “virus”, people are panicking! TOILET PAPER, paper towels, baby wipes, rice, beans, dish-washing and laundry detergent supplies, latex gloves, face masks, cold medicines, HAND SANITIZERS, hand soaps, etc. are just FLYING off the shelves!

At SEVERAL different popular stores in my city, the toilet paper aisles were WIPED CLEAN! I’ve personally observed at TWO popular stores in my city people loading up their carts SKY HIGH, plus also witnessed a guy and his son hoard and buy what looked like SIXTEEN packs of 24-bottled waters! (To date, I had never seen anything like that in ALL MY LIFE!)

BUT JUST TODAY, I CAME ACROSS TWO OF **THE MOST GREEDIEST** PROFITEERING HOARDING CASES I HAD EVER SEEN IN ALL MY LIFE! A recent New York Times articles: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/technology/coronavirus-purell-wipes-amazon-sellers.html

In case you’re not able to read the full article, here are some of the pictures from the article:

Noah Colvin, Matt's brother

Noah Colvin, Matt’s brother, happily loading pallets full of supplies into the storehouse.

Noah Colvin and brother, stash

Hoarded supplies INSIDE the storehouse

Noah Colvin

Noah Colvin, 36, former Air Force technical sergeant, standing IN FRONT of hoarded supplies somewhere near Chattanooga, TN

 

Real Estate Developers’ (Manny Ranga, 38 and Violeta Perez, 37) BRAGGED on social media about “cashing in” on the Corona virus by buying HUNDREDS of Lysol disinfectant wipes from Costco & then inflating prices on Amazon by as much as 400% [Source: https://www.toronto.com/news-story/9908476-they-bought-up-lysol-wipes-and-resold-them-online-for-a-profit-now-amazon-has-blocked-their-account/]

Now, my whole point of pointing these peoples’ actions out is NOT so much to judge them (or shame them into DONATING said supplies to churches, nursing homes and hospitals). It’s to visually showcase what happens in society when GREED and PANIC take over during a NATIONAL CRISES! (Thanks to all the “hoarding price gougers” out there, these are some of the shelves gracing America, today):

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Grocery store, March 12 AND 13, OUT OF STOCK

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Walmart, March 13, 2020, OUT OF STOCK

Double bare shelves, OUT OF STOCK 2020

First of all, how did the stores and its employees NOT notice people carrying out the supplies BY THE HANDFULS? (It’s one thing to take 3-10 of something for one’s large family and/or one’s elderly at-risk neighbors and the like. But HUNDREDS? THOUSANDS?) Did they BRIBE the cashiers at all? There needs to be some more investigation into HOW this happened, exactly! Also: We might need some new laws that “ration out” supplies to keep this very thing from happening AND that prosecute people who “price gouge” during a national emergency!

But that fact aside, it’s fairly common (and expected) during a NORMAL crises (an upcoming hurricane, blizzard, snow storm) for people to stock up on supplies if they think they’re gonna be holed in for awhile in their homes. But the U.S. nation has NEVER, EVER (as far as my knowledge goes, anyways) run out of stock EN MASSE, NATION-WIDE, ALL AT ONCE, SIMULTANEOUSLY! Folks, this is just during a “virus outbreak”. Can you IMAGINE what things will be like during THE GREAT EVENT that supercedes and/or actually USHERS *IN* THE MARK OF THE BEAST/THE MARK OF THE BEAST GLOBAL SOCIETY?

Which brings me to my next point. Jesus is SHOWING US, EN MASSE, about what “panic” and “greed” looks like during a time of national crises! In fact, the hoarding price gougers? Jesus is showing all of US a visual example of what OUR HEARTS are like when WE decide to HOARD SUPPLIES (even if it’s just 10 of something for OURSELVES!) On the most deepest, spiritual level of our HEARTS, it doesn’t really matter if we HOARD 10 or 50,000 of something, hoarding is hoarding!

(NOTE: I’m currently told that HOSPITALS and DOCTOR’S OFFICES are now short on supplies due to the HOARDING of others! HOW DREADFUL! And not only that but some HOSPITALS THEMSELVES have bought up and hoarded all the supplies to the point that other hospitals don’t have enough supplies! SAD!!!!)

Here in America, we (as a whole) have FORSAKEN GOD! We’re a nation of liars, sodomites, whores, murderers (i.e. abortion), materialists, atheists, Satanists, thieves, panickers, hoarders, blasphemers (i.e. a person naturally born as a man saying they are “not truly” a man or vice versa and/or repeatedly saying the Lord’s name in vain, etc.), drunkards, fornicators, mockers, scoffers, lukewarmers (i.e. “I believe in Jesus, sure. So that automatically means I’m going to heaven, I don’t have to obey the commandments“, etc.), LOVERS OF SIN/UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, and the list goes on.

And just how long did WE think (as a nation) that Jesus would put up with all of that? Just how long? Days? Weeks? Months? Years? I can tell you right now that his anger has reached a BOILING POINT! (Note: Even the most nicest, quietest, loving, docile Christian will have their BOILING POINT of anger where they just go off on someone if made angry enough! And so it is with God! Please remember that we were made in HIS image! So if WE have OUR own BOILING POINT of anger, what makes us think (as individual Christians and as a NATION) that Jesus/God also doesn’t have HIS own BOILING POINT of anger?)

I blame ALOT of America’s sins (both individual and nation-wide, as a whole) on DISPENSATIONALISM! Now, for those of you who are NOT “in the know”, what ever does that word MEAN? Answer: It’s the very word used to describe the LUKEWARM spiritual attitude of: The Old Testament was meant for Jews. Only the NEW Testament is meant for Christians“.

THAT, by definition, is dispensationalism. For to DISPENSE something means to TAKE IT APART, TO **SCATTER**, TO PUT IT IN PARTS OR SECTIONS. And we KNOW from the holy scriptures that God does not change nor do his laws change! In fact, we will STILL be following his Old Testament FEASTS (i.e. The Feast of Tabernacles, etc.) in NEW JERUSALEM!

Therefore, I submit to you today that God’s law were meant for ALL OF TIME (Genesis through Revelation 22) and not just during “Jewish biblical times!” In short, we (as a nation) AND as individuals have BROKEN GOD’S LAW! And so naturally, Jesus’s patience with us (as individuals and as a NATION) has WORN THIN! Think about when we were younger and we “disobeyed” our parents and so our parents got “angry” and “disappointed” with us and “sent us to our rooms!” So it is with Jesus and the current state of events! Many U.S. states are now going on LOCKDOWN and several people are now “holed up” in their homes for a couple of weeks if not more!

But there’s also another thing we must realize. EVEN in Jesus’s anger, Jesus is oftentimes GRACIOUS. Read any bit in the Old Testament and you will start to see a bigger picture. When God was “mad” at the Israelites, he “smote them” in order to PROTECT THEM FROM FURTHER DAMAGE TO THEMSELVES!

God did that out of LOVE for the Jewish people! God promised them REPEATEDLY, on MULTIPLE OCCASIONS, that IF they repented and turned BACK to HIM, that HE would HAVE MERCY ON THEM *AND* HEAL THEIR LAND! (i.e. 2 Chronicles 7:14!) And so that’s EXACTLY what’s going on here, NOW! God is ANGRY with us (as a nation), yet, he STILL loves us (as a nation), which is WHY he’s bringing about events to WAKE US UP, SPIRITUALLY, to DRAW US BACK TO HIM, and to MAKE US REPENT OF OUR EVIL WAYS!

Another aspect is that Jesus is teaching us NOT TO TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED! Admit it……how many of us (myself included, even) have taken things for granted in our lives (i.e. toilet paper, paper towels, Lysol/Clorox/cleaning products, food, American “freedom”, movie theaters, restaurants, shopping outlets, JESUS HIMSELF, bottled water, family, coworkers, neighbors, jobs, etc.?)

But now that those things are HARD TO COME BY and are NOT GUARANTEED, we Americans (and those around the world) tend to appreciate those things more (in retrospect), am I right? But even worse YET: imagine a world WITHOUT Jesus in it! Imagine a world where there was NO LAW, NO ORDER, NOTHING BUT CHAOS! In retrospect, it makes the “dwindling supplies” and “home quarantines” seem like a walk in the park! (No pun intended).

Therefore, Jesus is showing us a PREVIEW (just a mere PREVIEW) of what a world without him would be like! And the long-term picture of that is NOT PRETTY! You not only have greedy price gougers but you have OTHER buyers as well: PANIC BUYERS!

As soon as Trump announced a national emergency on Friday, March 13, 2020 (just 3 months TO THE DAY from China announcing in media ITS first case of Corona virus), people panicked! Stuff started FLYING off the shelves! First, it was toilet paper! Then it was paper towels, hand sanitizer, wipes, cleaners and everything else in between! People were loading up their carts with 2, 4, 6 or 8+ items! Retail workers were spread thin and had to deal with angry, panicked customers that circled them LIKE VULTURES! And like many doctors and nurses, THEY are on the “front lines” and are “most exposed” to anyone who might have the virus!

And just a few hours after Trump declared an emergency, the shelves were becoming BARE! And then the people who REALLY needed stuff (i.e. elderly, hospitals, etc.) were NOT able to get them! It was such a sad, chaotic site! People had to start going from store to store at the crack of dawn or whenever the store opened and go there day after day after day, just to see if the trucks came in! (i.e. It really sucks when you have to worry about WHEN you’re gonna be able to buy disinfectant wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.!)

But one thing is true: we live in a dog eat dog world and EACH individual family/person is only most likely to be looking out for themselves! Sad but true! JESUS WOULD CRY BITTER, BITTER TEARS IF HE WERE TO SEE HOW PEOPLE (AS A WHOLE) WERE GREEDILY TREATING ONE ANOTHER TODAY! (And lets face it, how many darn rolls of toilet paper or cans of Lysol does a person truly need, anyways? And believe me, that question goes just as much for MYSELF as anyone else!)

IF you have an elderly neighbor or neighbors, or anyone around you who is poor/in-need or immune-compromised (i.e. has cancer or is a most recent cancer survivor and/or has another underlying medical condition), then please, please, PLEASE create a care package for those people and SHARE YOUR SUPPLIES! Because not only does Jesus call us to “love our neighbor as ourself”, but THAT person may be the one who ends up helping US someday if/when WE are in a “jam”, of sorts! But again, please remember to properly SANITIZE everything before giving to the elderly/immune-compromised and do NOT give them supplies if YOU have been having a cold, cough, fever (even if only a low-grade fever) or breathing problems lately! Because remember, you’re trying to PREVENT the risk for them, NOT increase it by your OWN cold or sickness! 

Plus a THIRD thing to remember is that we’re ALL gonna be JUDGED someday! We’re all gonna be judged for every word, thought, deed and action! So do you REALLY want to be ETERNALLY JUDGED by Jesus as “GREEDY STEVE” or “GREEDY SUSAN” at the time in your mortal life on Earth when your less-fortunate neighbors were in THEIR time of need? Me thinks NOT!

Fourthly, we must have F A I T H !

Hebrews 11:16 says, “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”. 

James 2:14 “What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?”

James 2:17-22Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?”

So in other words, faith + works seems to be MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE! You can’t have one without the other! For if you have FAITH, you need to SHOWCASE that faith to Jesus! Cause otherwise, what’s the point? Think of all the prophets of Old in the Old Testament. NONE of them had faith without works! NOT ONE! And WHY is that, do you think? Likewise, take Paul for example. He had ENORMOUS faith! But if he hadn’t of put that faith INTO ACTION, it all would’ve been for NOTHING! Cause afterall, what’s the POINT of having a FAITH in Jesus if you don’t plan to put that faith INTO ACTION? You might as well pack up your Christian bags and go home if you don’t personally plan on turning your faith into works!

And now, let us examine the EXACT OPPOSITE! Lets say you’re doing righteous works (giving to those in need, etc.) but yet, you DON’T have the FAITH that your works are pleasing to God and/or DON’T have the FAITH that your works are necessary, needed, are making a difference, etc? What would be the POINT of doing those works if you believed it made no difference and HAD no true, spiritual value?

Think about it! A lack of faith makes those “works” for NAUGHT, for NOTHING! However…….IF you have FAITH *PLUS* WORKS, you become likened unto Abraham, who was called a “friend of God!” Why? Because IN your works, you faith is PERFECTED and comes FULL CIRCLE!

For think about it a bit. If Abraham had the faith that God would resurrect his son, yet, DIDN’T offer up Isaac on an altar, (i.e. if Abraham had faith WITHOUT works), what would’ve been the POINT of Abraham’s faith? That would’ve been like Abraham saying or knowing that God had the FULL ABILITY to make Isaac become resurrected, yet, not even LETTING the perfection of faith happen THROUGH his (Abraham’s) works. That would be like one of us saying today: Jesus, I know you have the POWER to do x, y and z, so I don’t even have to ask!” What’s the POINT in that, folks? If we want something, we have to trust Jesus AND we have to ask! Otherwise, the Lord Jesus will have nothing to give us in return! Think about it!

Works without faith is also like saying: Ok God, I’ll walk across the dryshod by the Red Sea. I don’t REALLY believe you’ll keep the waves at bay AS I walk across, but I’m just gonna blindly walk across here and worryingly hope for the best“.

But yet, faith WITH works would say: Jesus, I KNOW you have the power to keep the sea waves at bay while I and the rest of the Israelite nation walk across the dryshod. I’m gonna trust you every step of the way and KNOW that you will protect me every precious step of the way. Praise your heavenly and mighty name! Amen“. Notice the difference there, folks?

In scenario #1 and #2, there’s faith without works and works without faith. But in scenario #3, there’s faith PLUS works and/or faith being perfected/showcased THROUGH works! Is that making any sense, folks? I’ve tried to explain it the best way I can and the best way I know how.

But here is where I get into the nitty gritty of things: PANIC BUYING SHOWS A LACK OF FAITH! Remember when the Hebrew Israelites were stranded out in the desert for their “disobedience” and “lack of faith?” God had just done a MOST AMAZING miracle where he PARTED THE RED SEA and TOOK THEM OUT OF EGYPT! And they sung songs of praise (The Song of Moses) and were all happy when they stopped at a place called ELIM (a place said to have 12 springs and 70 PALMS, according to the bible; God was ‘rewarding” them for their PRAISE OF HIM, it seems….However, I think God was worried that if they stayed at “ELIM” (the “place of Oasis”) TOO LONG, that they would just as soon FORGET HIM again and think that they “didn’t need him anymore since everything was fine!”

And don’t quote me on this but I’m almost willing to bet that God felt “unsure” about the true state of their spiritual HEARTS at that time. He was likely thinking among himself rather or not their faith was “genuine” or merely “conditional” (i.e. seeing is believing sort’ve thing). Therefore, he likely reasoned with himself (and possibly his angels?) at that moment in time that it would be wise (and fair and just, even) to TEST THEM and to TEST THEIR HEART/FAITH! But in order to do that, He knew he’d have to send them AWAY from “ELIM”……away to a place was BARREN with NO WATER, just to SEE if they trusted in HIM and HIM ALONE (The God of Israel) to PROVIDE!

And that’s sort’ve what I see happening with today’s society, TODAY! When all the conservative/Christian/patriotic people in our land cried out for an American-loving president who would help SAVE OUR JOBS, OUR ECONOMY, OUR COUNTRY and our RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, in walked President Trump! And when evil TRIED to wax worse and worse in this country and GET RID of Trump, with the heartfelt prayers of many born-again Christians, Trump PREVAILED against all clamour and all opposition! It was unlike anything I’d ever SEEN! I simply KNEW that was from the Lord above and NO OTHER REASON!

However, here’s the clincher: America has been in our “ELIM” for TOO LONG! For the past 3 years or so, we’ve had it AMAZINGLY GOOD here in America! Our military, our economy, our stocks, our jobs, our religious liberty and/or patriotism was at an ALL-TIME HIGH! In the past 2 years alone, Christians have become LACKLUSTER and LUKEWARM! Why? Because with Trump and Pence in office and the economy doing EXTREMELY well, there was (many felt) no longer a need for JESUS!

“America’s good, the economy’s good, jobs are good, so what we need God for?” seemed to become the attitude of MANY! And it started off so subtle: David Daleiden & Sandra Merrit were charged for recording members of Planned Parenthood without their knowledge, Alex Jones was taken off the air, Christian businesses were SUED/SHUT DOWN for going against the LGBT “mafia”, etc. And those few events put ALOT of fear into Christian’s souls: “If those things can happen to THOSE Christians, then just what’s gonna happen to ME if *I* share too much about Jesus on Facebook or other social media?” many feared. And so it began. Instead of The Great Awakening, it became The Dreadful LUKEWARMING. And the hedonistic left couldn’t be any the happier! For finally, in THEIR hedonistic eyes, they had WON! They had (as a whole) overtaken the Christians and HIJACKED THE CULTURE!

Many Christians found that disheartening and got really, really discouraged, almost practically giving up, due to how evil the world is, today! However, in the past 6 months or so, there’s been some slight spiritual revival and pushback! Again, due to the DILIGENT prayers of the born-again Christians in this country and around the world, the left FINALLY saw some pushback! And when this pushback received a few GREAT VICTORIES for Christians in this country and around the world, the praising of God/Jesus didn’t last too long!

For once again, AFTER those short great victories, the Christians (as a whole) once again let things go to their head, once again put Jesus on the back burner as they went about their daily lives and once again FORSOOK HIM! That’s when Jesus and the heavenly council in heaven decided they had NO CHOICE but to SHAKE THINGS UP IN THIS COUNTRY (AND OTHER COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD) IN ORDER TO DRASTICALLY GET OUR ATTENTION!

Let us now turn back to the story of the Israelites out in the desert for 40 years. AFTER they left “Elim”, guess what happened? They were taken to a place with NO WATER and IMMEDIATELY began to GRIPE AND COMPLAIN to Moses (a foreshadowing of Jesus, of sorts) ABOUT the lack of water and accused God of “sending them out there to DIE!” That was a pretty tall and severe accusation, back in ancient biblical times! And God did NOT take that one lightly!

Imagine if you, a parent, made a most amazing meal for your child and they talked about how delicious it was and how much they appreciated it. The next day, you didn’t make a meal but were waiting on the child to WAIT on you to make one. And what a good, blessed meal you wanted to make them! But instead of waiting and trusting you to make one, your child just griped, yelled, complained, threw a fit and immediately accused you of wanting to starve them to death (literally, not figuratively!) Imagine how you would FEEL!

If God had truly wanted to kill the Israelites, he could’ve drowned them in the sea WITH the Egyptians but he didn’t. Why? Because his goal was to SAVE them, not CONDEMN THEM! (“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” – John 3:17)

We are at such a place NOW in our lives, folks! We are at that crossroads where we’re gonna have to decide (not only individually but as a NATION): Are we gonna turn back from our sins (as individuals AND as a nation) and TRUST GOD or are we gonna keep DEFYING GOD and decide to PERMANENTLY AND IRREPARABLY invite GOD’S WRATH upon our nation (and possibly upon the world) instead? We’ve NEVER, EVER, EVER been at a more CRITICAL time in our world’s and nation’s history!

So in conclusion, here are the FIVE things I’ve touched on so far in this post: FAITH, REPENTANCE, TRUST OF JESUS, PRAISING OF JESUS and WORKS! If you lack ANY of these FIVE, ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE (Matthew 7:7-8 states: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened”). 

Now……what about those people who have lost their jobs and/or their homes so far? What’s in store for THEM, you may ask? Well, we can turn to the bible for the answers:

  • In the Old Testament, we read about a guy named Job (pronounced Yobe). He was a rich servant of God. Satan said to God that the ONLY reason Job was a good faithful servant is BECAUSE he was rich. So Satan challenged God to take away all that Job had, in order to see rather or not Job would curse God in the process. In the end, Job learned to TRUST GOD and he regained TEN-FOLD what he had lost!
  • In the New Testament, we read a parable that JESUS told about THE PRODIGAL SON. The youngest of the TWO brothers wanted his inheritance early and went out and spent it all. He ended up sweeping up pig poop for a living and eating the scraps the pigs left behind. Suddenly realizing his “condition”, he determined to go back to his father as a “hired servant”, telling his father he was “wrong”. But upon seeing him from a distance, his father RAN to meet him and embrace him and put fine clothes and linen on him and had a feast of homecoming for him!

Therefore, what can we gather and GLEAN from those two situations? In the FIRST scenario, the prophet Job decides to PRAISE GOD IN GOOD TIMES *AND* IN BAD TIMES, realizing that God is SOVEREIGN and ONLY takes away something from someone if he thinks that person can glean SPIRITUAL ENDURANCE and SPIRITUAL GROWTH from it. And WHEN Job praised God (even amongst all clamour and opposition), he received back TENFOLD what he lost!

Therefore, his “riches” became TEN times greater AFTER trusting God through it all! And in the 2ND scenario, the poor son LOST EVERYTHING (EVERY PENNY) and was forced to work in the LOWEST OF LOW OCCUPATIONS. However, as soon as he REPENTED and came back home to his father, he was DILIGENTLY REWARDED!

So what do we learn from all of this? IT PAYS TO TRUST IN THE LORD! NO MATTER WHAT! No matter how bad it gets, you are NEVER ALONE and you are NEVER out of the reach of Almighty God, so remember that, people! Remember also HOW MUCH the Israelites were blessed EVERY single time they TRUSTED GOD but also how they were CURSED or TESTED every time they did NOT trust God or FULLY trust God!

For example, even though MOSES trusted God – for the first few seconds, even Moses himself was probably thinking something along the lines of: “Cast my stick towards the Deep Red Sea? Are you SERIOUS? The Red Sea ITSELF is…..not gonna…..ALL turn into a big GIGANTIC snake monster, is it?” – my guess is that the majority of the Israelites did NOT or only PARTIALLY trusted God at best, during the Red Sea crossing. They likely had the attitude of: Well, MAYBE this will work out and we’ll be protected, who knows, really?

In other words, they had a half-hearted FAITH! There’s no doubt in my mind that the Lord blessed the nation of Israel at “ELIM” on the ACCOUNT of Moses’s faith during the Red Sea crossing! Just like there’s now no doubt in my mind that the good Lord has previously blessed our nation of America (and other nations around the world) on ACCOUNT of the diligent prayers (AND FAITH) of His faithful ones! But when the Israelites came to the next stop and there was NO WATER, that’s where the TRUE TESTING OF THEIR HEARTS BEGAN!

Therefore, America (and other countries around the world) have HAD their fair share of experiencing “ELIM”. NOW is the TIME OF TESTING! Only, the difference is, THIS IS THE LAST STOP! This is the LAST MAJOR TEST before THE GREAT EVENT that’ll quickly super-cede or USHER IN THE ANTICHRIST/Mark of the Beast/New World Order Society!

So therefore, HOW we act at THIS TIME (as individuals AND as a nation) will determine the FINAL OUTCOME! Will we TURN BACK TO JESUS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS before it’s too late, REPENTING of all our SINS (individually AND nationally) or will we CONTINUE to DEFY JESUS and his commands (as individuals and as a nation) and INVOKE GOD’S COMPLETE WRATH UPON OUR NATION, ONCE AND FOR ALL? Only time will tell.

While I don’t know what sins you need to repent of as an INDIVIDUAL (that’s between you and Jesus), I DO know all the SINS that America (and other nations around the world) MUST REPENT OF, AS A NATION:

  • ABORTION AND THE LOBBYING/PUBLIC FUNDING FOR IT
  • SODOMY (HOMOSEXUALITY, RAPE, TRANSEXUALITY, DRAG QUEEN-ISM, etc.)
  • FORNICATION (SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE)
  • ADULTERY (HAVING ANY TYPES OF SEX OUTSIDE OF TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE)
  • TAKING GOD AND PRAYER OUT OF SCHOOLS
  • SUING CHRISTIAN BUSINESSES
  • ALLOWING FETAL STEM-CELL RESEARCH
  • CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (I.E. ANIMAL TESTING)
  • LOVE OF $$$$$$/MATERIALISM
  • MOCKING/SCOFFING OF GOD/JESUS/THE BIBLE/THE END TIMES
  • TAKING THE LORD’S NAME IN VAIN
  • MURDER
  • GREED AND/OR MONEY-LAUNDERING
  • **HOARDING OF SUPPLIES DURING A NATIONAL CRISES**
  • IMPROPER CONTAINMENT EFFORTS FOR COVID-19 VIRUS
  • ALLOWING BIG CORPORATIONS TO “SHADOW-BAN” CHRISTIANS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
  • ALLOWING THE LEFT TO CONTROL THE “CULTURE NARRATIVE”
  • THE DUMBING DOWN OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM
  • ALLOWING PEOPLE TO MAKE MILLIONS OF YOUTUBE, TO THE SPIRITUAL DETRIMENT OF THEIR SOULS
  • PROLIFERATING SOCIETY WITH UNGODLY IMAGES, MOVIES, TV SHOWS, ETC.
  • ALLOWING SATANIC ALTERS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY AND ALLOWING SATANIC PRAYERS/INVOCATIONS DURING A LEGISLATIVE GATHERING
  • PLACING THE IMAGE OF KALI ON THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING AND SHOWCASING THE LGBT RAINBOW ON WHITE HOUSE ON JUNE 26, 2015
  • THE JUNE 26., 2015 “GAY MARRIAGE” RULING
  • THE ALLOWING OF “GAY ADOPTIONS”
  • THE BANNING OF GAY-CONVERSION THERAPY
  • EUTHANASIA AND THE LOBBYING FOR IT
  • TEACHING RADICAL SEX ED IN THE SCHOOLS
  • ALLOWING GENDER-NEUTRAL BATHROOMS IN THE SCHOOLS
  • ALLOWING “TRANS” STUDENTS IN OPPOSITE SEX BATHROOMS, SHOWERS AND CHANGING ROOMS
  • ALLOWING DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR
  • NOT PROMPTLY ARRESTING THE PARENTS OF “LACTATIA” OR “DESMOND IS AMAZING” FOR CHILD ABUSE
  • ALLOWING THE FATHER OF JAMES YOUNGER TO BE STRIPPED OF ALL HIS PARENTAL RIGHTS IN PREVIOUS COURT RULINGS WITHOUT DUE CAUSE
  • *WORSHIPING JESUS ON A FALSE, MAN-MADE SABBATH, WITH FALSE MAN-MADE HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS (In violation of Mark 7:7-13!)
  • MANY, MANY MORE

That’s quite a long, long list of national sins, folks! And remember, national sins come about when a LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE commit the same exact sin(s) and then call it “OK!” One thing is for sure, though. We need Jesus and we need JESUS *NOW!*

Tomorrow’s not guaranteed! This country (America) or any OTHER country of the world might be BOMBED tomorrow by an long-range missile! There could be a giant earthquake or other national disaster! The power grid might be attacked! The INTERNET might go down! All the world banks and the global economy might COLLAPSE! ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! So PLEASE: I beg you, I IMPLORE YOU, if there’s ANYTHING you need to repent of (and I do mean ANYTHING), REPENT OF IT NOW, TONIGHT! FOR TOMORROW’S NOT GUARANTEED! 5-10 MINUTES FROM NOW IS NOT GUARANTEED! I SAY THIS IN YESHUA’S (JESUS’S) HOLY BIBLICAL NAME! KING OF KINGS, AND LORD AND LORDS, PLEASE HAVE MERCY UPON AMERICA AND ALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD! AMEN! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When You Feel Like Giving Up: How To Overcome

So have you ever gotten to that critical point in your spiritual walk with Jesus Christ where you “ALMOST” felt like giving up? Where you were just OVERWHELMED TO TEARS with all the stuff for Christ that you have to do in your day to day spiritual walk (note: only Jesus himself knows the particulars?) Where you just felt so HOPELESS, WEAK, POWERLESS? Where you were almost certain that if you were to die today, Jesus would likely NOT (at this point, anyways) welcome you into the eternal heavenly kingdom, someday?

Folks, we’ve ALL been there at some point or another. We’ve all gone through our “dark valleys of spiritual anxiety” from time to time. In fact, our spiritual walk with Christ hasn’t ALWAYS been easy. But folks, realize THIS: our spiritual walk with Christ wasn’t MEANT to be “easy”. For if it were “easy”, then EVERYONE would do it. But BECAUSE it’s hard and not easy, ONLY the Lord’s select few will make it through all the “trials and testings” (and later on receive ETERNAL REWARDS for doing so!)

Many Christians here in the year 2018 and on, say that they are now under a HUGE dark cloud of SPIRITUAL PERSECUTION……..spiritual persecution that’s the WORST SPIRITUAL PERSECUTION OF THEIR VERY ***LIVES!*** In other words, many Christians feel like it’s the WORST spiritual persecution that they have EVER, EVER experienced in ALL OF THEIR EXISTENCE! Basically, every temptation that they “could” be tempted with, many Christians now say they’re being tempted with.

There’s this sense of “spiritual heaviness” over many Christians these days. But I know that it IS a work of darkness brought on by Satan himself and the “demonic realm”. It is an executed attack by which the enemy (Satan) is attempting to throw poison fiery (spiritual) darts at EVERY born-again Christian (myself included) from EVERY which direction! However, I trust in Jesus as Lord & Savior! I have started to learn how to pray in the spirit and it’s VERY empowering!

Therefore, WHENEVER you start to feel hopeless, stressed, depressed, discouraged, full of anxiety/fear, etc., there’s SEVERAL things you need to do:

1). Realize that it’s a SPIRIT you’re dealing with, A DEMONIC SPIRIT and NOT so much a “feeling” or “emotion”, in and of itself.

2). Realize that you have POWER & AUTHORITY over such “unclean spirits” in the name of Jesus Christ!

3). Don’t be afraid to EXERCISE your power & authority against ALL unclean spirits! Say & loudly declare: “I am cleansed by the blood of the lamb slain from the foundation of the world. In the name of Jesus Christ, I REBUKE THEE!

4). Get rid of ALL demonic objects and/or “idols” in your home and car that might possibly be giving Satan/demons the “legal” spiritual right to “spiritually harass” you [Please Note that’s there’s a HUGE DIFFERENCE between spiritual “attack” and spiritual “harassment!”] 

Spiritual attack is defined as Spiritual PERSECUTION/TESTING. Such as, you lose your job, someone in your family dies, you get arrested for sharing the gospel, your bestfriend suddenly turns on you for no reason, etc. In other words, circumstances that are BEYOND your control! However, when you TRUST in Christ, you will have TOTAL CONTROL over the situation!

Spiritual harassment, on the other hand, is an attack by Satan/demons in which you technically DO have control, at the onset. Let me explain. Whenever you WILLFULLY CHOOSE to have “idols” or “demonic objects” in your home (ouija boards, tarot cards, animal carvings/figurines, “Catholic statutes, etc.), that gives Satan/demons the “legal” spiritual right to “occupy your home/car” or wherever the demonic objects are.

And by HAVING the demonic objects in place (in your immediately vicinity, be it your car, home or workplace, etc), you are more or less GIVING Satan/demons LEGAL spiritual control of your “territory” and/or the LEGAL spiritual right to SPIRITUALLY HARASS YOU! Because BEFORE you brought those things into your home, Satan/demons had no real power against you (the born-again Christian believer).

But AFTER you brought those cursed things into your home, you GAVE UP any initial power & authority you might’ve had over Satan and demons in the name of Jesus! That’s WHY you need to get rid of all those things! Get rid of all the demonic objects and IDOLS in your home, pray for Jesus to forgive you of having had such things in the first place and DON’T LOOK BACK! Because DEMONIC ATTACK AND/OR HARASSMENT is a REAL THING, FOLKS! In fact, I can provide SEVERAL examples:

You go into the bathroom and then your shower curtain rod falls suddenly and hits you on the back or head really, REALLY hard for NO REASON, or you see black shadows moving about your house or your radio or TV turns on all by itself or you feel something poking and prodding your feet or body at night when you’re trying to sleep or you have CONSTANT nightmares where demons are harassing you and controlling you, left, right and center, etc.etc.

Therefore, when one INITIALLY had control in the beginning (afterall, each person MAKES a choice to have said objects in their home/car/workplace to BEGIN with, do they not?), AS SOON AS they brought that demonic object into their car/home/workplace, that person GAVE OVER their control/their spiritual power and authority to the enemy (Satan/demons). Do you see where I’m going with this, folks?

Now…….that being said, what sorts of things classify as “demonic objects” and “idols”, you may ask? Let me list them:

  1. Tarot cards
  2. Ouija boards
  3. Incense
  4. Statues or carvings (doesn’t matter if they’re “Catholic” or not – a statue is a statue and a carving is a carving)
  5. Astrology materials
  6. Myths & Legends
  7. Occultic/New Age Artwork
  8. Dolls
  9. Black candles
  10. Anything that glorifies other “gods” other than Jesus Christ
  11. The Book of Mormon, the Qu’ran, The Talmud, etc.
  12. Music that doesn’t glorify Jesus Christ
  13. Movies that don’t glorify Jesus Christ
  14. Books that don’t glorify Jesus Christ
  15. Santa Claus and Easter bunny stuff
  16. Figurines
  17. Hallucinogenic drugs/drug materials
  18. Hard liquor
  19. Crystals
  20. Satanic video-games like World of Warcraft, etc.
  21. Posters of people, animals, places or things (Hint: even a “poster” of Jesus HIMSELF can be an “idol” according to the bible!)
  22. Abstract Artwork (especially with the Kundalini spiral, or “lightning” patterns, etc.)
  23. ETC.

Many Christians today, especially many Americans, let ALOT of ungodly things into their homes (ungodly movies, music, TV, video-games, etc.) and then turn around and wonder WHY the world, as well as their own emotional/psychological/spiritual well-being seems to be going to “HECK” in a hand-basket! Is it because 8 out of 10 homes are NOT keeping watch and NOT keeping “spiritual guard” over themselves, their homes and their families?

Why is it that many Christians today think they ONLY have to keep themselves on full spiritual guard while they’re at CHURCH? What about all the times when they’re NOT in church? Many Christians today report feeling depressed, disillusioned, hopeless, helpless, etc. But WHY is that, do you think? What part have WE, as born-again Christians (as a whole) played in this? Is it because we’re all (as a whole) unwittingly bringing things into our home that we shouldn’t, but yet, we’re so caught up in the things of this world (the lastest movie/TV shows/”technological gadgets”) that we’re not even SEEING spiritually clearly?

Many Christians haven’t read their bibles in a long time. And when they DO try to read it, they notice they feel extremely sleepy and can’t stay awake or something else comes up and distracts them. And many INTERNALIZE IT and blame THEMSELVES for it! But folks: it’s THE ENEMY that’s trying to make you NOT read your bibles! It’s THE ENEMY who wants YOU to feel stressed, depressed, hopeless, powerless, etc.! Just like it’s THE ENEMY who wants YOU to blame YOURSELF for HIS spiritual persecutions against you!

In fact, many Christians, if they were to investigate things further, and peel back all the spiritual layers (much like, peeling back layers of an onion), they’d discover that Satan and demons were the sole cause! They’d discover that Satan and demons were in fact themselves the original “driving force” that very first CONVINCED a person to buy that ungodly video-game or “idol” object to begin with! And then, when that object was brought into the home, Satan laughed with glee as he was then able to get a two-thronged spiritual control over the person!

Remember that last time you were about to do something really huge, something really miraculous for the Lord and Satan tried to stop you dead in your tracks or immediately distract you with something else? That wasn’t coincidence, folks! That was pure, outright, HIGH SPIRITUAL WARFARE!

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” – Ephesians 6:12

But now I want to get into the very HEART of tonight’s message: ALL of the spiritual persecution and/or harassment you’ve experienced BEFORE will be NOTHING like the spiritual persecution and/or harassment that will come from Revelation 13:7:

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations

So in other words, if YOU thought that the spiritual persecution and/or spiritual harassment you’ve suffered up until THIS point (8:00p.m. central standard time, USA, on 12/28/2018) was BAD, you haven’t seen NOTHING yet, folks!!!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!! Because as “bad” as things are in the world and in society right now, things are going to get WORSE……..much, much worse! Now…..I know that’s kind’ve a buzzkill and probably not what most of you wanted to hear tonight but it’s the truth!

But lets unpack Revelation 13:7 a bit. What does the bible MEAN when it says power was “given him” to MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS? And who are the “saints”, by the way, according to the bible? The bible, in several passages (Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:2, Jude 1:3, 2 Corinthians 1:1, Ephesians 1:1, Colossians 1:26, Ephesians 2:19, etc.) declares that ALL born-again believers in Jesus are SAINTS!

Now………for the 2nd part of that passage…….What does it mean that power was “given him?” And furthermore, who’s the HIM that the bible is talking about? Answer: the HIM that they’re talking about is none other than THE ANTICHRIST and the reason that power is “given him” is because he HAS no power of his own volition! Whatever “limited power” he has is “green-lighted BORROWED POWER!” In other words, Satan’s “limited power” comes from power that he BORROWED from God the Heavenly Father! Because as we know, God the Heavenly Father is ALL POWERFUL & ALL KNOWING!

Folks, we’re getting really, really close to the fulfillment of Revelation chapter 13, I’m NOT EVEN KIDDING! We’ve got all the TECHNOLOGY in place, it’s just a question of WHEN that technology’s gonna be unleashed on all of mankind SIMULTANEOUSLY AT ONCE! And if you think you’ve ALREADY (as a born-again Christian) experienced the DIE-HARD SPIRITUAL PERSECUTION OF REVELATION 13:7, THINK AGAIN! Folks, we here in America haven’t even gotten CLOSE to the HIGH LEVELS of spiritual persecution that ALL born-again Christians in this country will soon face!

Christians in the Middle East and Asia are being rounded up, imprisoned, tortured and PUT TO DEATH for their faith in Christ! So let that be a preview to us ALL, here in America, and in Christianized Western nations! We in Westernized nations have this overall tendency to think it could NEVER, EVER happen to us………..the same horrible things that are now happening in the Middle East & Asia……….but folks, it’s ONLY a matter of time! Therefore, if you think any type of “persecution” you’re experiencing NOW is bad, JUST YOU WAIT!

Also as well: If you can’t handle what small-time persecutions you’re facing NOW, how will you EVER, EVER be able to handle all the LARGE-TIME PERSECUTIONS as the LITERAL TIME of Revelation 13:7 unfolds? It begs of question!

I KNOW it seems “scary” at the onset. Afterall, there’s always this fear of the unknown. But folks, you must NOT give up, not NOW, not EVER! Because remember: that’s just what Satan wants! Satan WANTS you to give up! Satan WANTS you to throw in the towel! Satan WANTS you to believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture so that when it doesn’t happen, you’ll lose faith and take The Mark of the Beast! (In fact, Matthew 24 indicates the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of a Pre-Tribulation rapture!) 

“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” – Matthew 24:13

I don’t know why but the Lord Jesus himself has just now (at this very moment) lead me to the parable of the sower! This can be found in Matthew chapter 13, verses 1-23!!!

Basically, in summary, there are 4 different types of “reactions” in one’s heart to a person’s hearing the gospel of salvation:

  • Type 1 – This is a person who hears the gospel being spoken but does NOT understand it. Therefore, because he does NOT understand it, (and my own spiritual take on this has always been that this person likely doesn’t even HAVE a desire to understand it, in their hearts, to begin with), that which they heard is quickly stolen away by the enemy, which is Satan!
  • Type 2 – This person receives the gospel with joy but has no “deep root” of faith within themselves………for when persecution strikes, they give up because they “can’t handle it” and/or “don’t understand why they’re being persecuted”
  • Type 3 – This person hears the word (the gospel), but the cares and riches of this world (i.e. materialism and greed) “choke” the word and this person becomes “unfruitful”
  • Type 4 – This person hears the word (the gospel) AND understands it (AND obeys it and obeys it WITH JOY)…….Therefore, because of this, he/she BEARS MUCH FRUIT!

Folks, what type of person are YOU? For if you’re type 1, 2, or 3, it’s time to re-evaluate and ask the Lord Jesus for some spiritual understanding while spiritual understanding may still be found! We’ve probably all, at some point, been a type 2 or type 3 or combination thereof. But it’s what we DID with that experience that matters. Did we LEARN something from it? I know I did. I’ve learned that not all the money and things in the world will satisfy for ONLY Jesus Christ and having a close spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ will satisfy!

In my much younger day, I didn’t really understand what “spiritual persecution” was all about. I used to think it was just God being “mad” at me, I didn’t know any better. And it’s quite easy to become a type 3 without even trying. For we live in a world and a society where “consumerism” is EVERYWHERE! Have we seen the latest movies or TV shows? Have we read the latest books? Have we bought the most up-to-date “technology?” The list goes on. In fact, as time goes on, it’s going to be harder and harder and harder to BE a type 4! And I really think that’s the message that Jesus wanted me to tell you all tonight!

And when you “feel” like giving up, just KNOW that it’s Satan trying to spiritually knock you down and KEEP you down and out of the count………..just KNOW that Satan’s using his demons to wreck HAVOC upon you! Are YOU going to let Satan and his demons win? Or are you going to let JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY – KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS win? 

Whenever you GET to that critical point where you’re thinking: Man! I just can’t TAKE this anymore! This is just…..TOO MUCH! I CAN’T….EVEN…..“, DON’T GIVE UP! Keep a diary or journal. WRITE ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE FEELING!! And then PRAY to Jesus Christ about WHAT you wrote! It works! MARK MY WORDS! Journaling my spiritual struggles has helped me IMMENSELY! Because it allowed me to go back, read what I wrote (from the outside looking in) and then REALIZE what the “trigger” was that LED me to feel occasionally “discouraged” in the FIRST PLACE!

Last but not least, when all ELSE fails, read the Psalms (most written by King David) and about the heavenly city called “New Jerusalem” in Revelation, chapters 21 and 22! And remember Jesus’s words in Hebrews 13: 5-6 Let your conversation be without covetousness (i.e. jealousy); and be content (i.e. happy/satisfied) with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I WILL NEVER LEAVE THEE, NOR FORSAKE THEE’. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me”. 

And lastly, I say a prayer for you:

“Jesus, if there’s anyone out there today who’s struggling with feelings of fear, doubt, stress, depression, anxiety, discouragement, despondency, etc., I pray that you LIFT THEM UP IN SPIRIT and ENCOURAGE THEM and GIVE THEM THE BOLD FAITH LIKE A LION, THE WISDOM OF A SERPENT AND THE GENTLENESS OF A DOVE! I pray that you ENLIGHTEN them to all the “tactics” of the enemy and give them the tools by which to OVERCOME the enemy! Amen”.