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The Workplace Is A Spiritual Battlefield!

Work. It’s where a good majority of Americans spend the majority of their time. And each individual workplace has a “culture” (both corporately and individually). And nine times out of 10, that particular “culture” is NOT conducive in any way towards Christianity/Jesus/the bible! Let me number the ways!

Out of any given “secular” workplace (and I’m excluding the Christian workplaces, here), only about 5% of employees or less are likely “Christian” in any way, shape or form. And OF that 5% or less that are Christian, only about 1-2% would qualify as “true Christians”. Therefore, the odds are HIGHLY STACKED against any one person who truly desires to live the Lord’s way! 

In fact, several things happen in the workplace that go AGAINST the bible:

1). People like to “gossip” about one another. And if you don’t participate in the “workplace gossip”, people look down on you as though you’re some type of “holier than though Christian.”

2). Christians (as a whole) aren’t allowed to talk about their Christian faith in the workplace. And if they do, they’ll likely be reprimanded in some way, shape or form. Yet, coworkers who are NOT Christian are likely pretty much allowed to mock Christianity to the hilt and NOT get reprimanded for it in any type of way. 

3). Many workplaces are now starting to embrace “liberal theology” with “gender-neutral bathrooms” and the like. If a Christian employee tries to protest, they’re oftentimes fired or formally written up due to “being discriminatory” towards “gender-neutral people”, or at the very least, laughed at and ignored.

4). Non-Christian coworkers (as a whole) are CONSTANTLY keeping secret (even unconscious) tabs on “Christian coworkers” just waiting for them to “slip up”, somehow & just waiting to see how THOSE Christian coworkers live up to the bible’s standards AND to workplace scrutiny (it’s TRUE!) They’re particularly mindful of things such as if a Christian coworker is ever “late” to work, if they take too long for their lunch break or 15min break, OR if they cuss or use strong language when irritated or angry. 

5). Non-Christian coworkers (as a whole) will oftentimes try to “tempt” Christian coworkers into behaving or thinking badly OR will “gloat” about their non-Christian faith in an attempt to “silence” the Christian or “shame them”.

6). Satan himself will oftentimes use CUSTOMERS/CLIENTS/PATIENTS/RENTERS etc. (whatever the symbiotic role is) to get on our nerves, make us irritated & angry, tempt us to gossip about them to coworkers, tempt us TO act out in anger against them, etc.

7). Satan himself (and his demonic spirits working under him) will oftentimes tempt us to do “dishonest practices” (ex: a doctor/lawyer overcharging the patient/client, a person putting down on the time clock sheet that they were on time to work even if they weren’t, a person lying on temp logs if the temperature wasn’t hot enough/were forgotten if working in food service, putting all the trash/crumbs in a room underneath the bed and/or not changing the sheets if a housekeeper, you get the idea……..)

8). There is this IMMENSE PRESSURE (even for those who ARE born again Christians) to “fit in” by going to parties/workplace functions, by watching the latest movies/TV shows, by listening to the latest music, by trying some of the latest drugs/alcohol to hit the market, etc. Most people don’t want to be seen as a complete “square”, right? It’s human nature to want to be “liked” and Satan uses that against us in the workplace, EXCEEDINGLY! 

9). All OTHER faiths are promoted and it’s HIGHLY DISCOURAGING to the Christian. This puts SO MUCH pressure on the Christian (in the workplace setting) to NOT talk about their Christian faith at all.

10). Even amidst all clamour & opposition, those born-again Christians who DO actively choose to the cling to the bible’s principles are oftentimes mocked & ridiculed to SCORN by many of those in the workplace who do NOT share their love of Christ & of righteousness! 

11). When nearly 95% or more of people in the workplace DON’T love or worship Jesus, it becomes really, really, really hard to try to continue to live by the bible’s precepts. Cause like it or not, non-Christian type of behavior DOES seem to rub off on Christian people after awhile. Need proof? Look no further than the case of “Lot”, Abraham’s nephew in the book of Genesis or also how the Hebrew Israelites starting behaving after their “captivity in Babylon”. Our “social & work environment” affects us folks, rather we like it or not! 

12). If ever a born-again Christian DOES try to talk about their faith with a coworker or starts silently praying for one of them, it’s almost like Satan & the dark side pick up on the fact IMMEDIATELY and IMMEDIATELY tries to make grounds to thwart it! Example: a customer will walk up (in food service or retail), a manager will swing by and “distract” by asking for/saying such n’ such, that particular coworker will suddenly seem to go “stark raving mad” (because remember it’s the demonic spirit that’s living INSIDE of them that’s ENRAGED at the gospel), etc. 

13). Satan will oftentimes utilize “temptations of the flesh” to get a born-again Christian in the workplace to fall. And sadly, he’s oftentimes very, very successful at it! 

14). Satan will also use his “followers” to try to “tempt others away from the faith, COMPLETELY” (oftentimes using the tactics called “the emotional response” – as in – “hey, aren’t transgender people, people TOO? Shouldn’t they have “rights”, just like everyone else?” and so-called “rational reasoning” – as in – “So…..ask yourself this…..does it REALLY seem rational that Eve came across a TALKING SNAKE in the Garden of Eden? Come on now, lets get REAL, here!” while ALSO simultaneously repeating the lies of Evolution over and over again in an attempt to make a Christian lose their faith in Creationism/Genesis. 

15). Some non-Christians have even taken to “threats” and “intimidation” of their Christian coworkers (no joke!) In fact, there’s likely been many, many cases of “workplace-related witchcraft” going on against every single, true born-again “Christian”. That’s what they do in workplaces these days, folks. They comb over your social media. They try to figure out your “personal view on things”. They try to figure out your last name, where you live, what types of foods you eat, what types of TV programs you watch, etc. They single you out. And once you’re “singled out” by them, look out. Things could quickly get very ugly, spiritually speaking! Especially if you’re not TRULY grounded in your faith in Jesus! 

16). “Transgender/homosexual/non-binary” employees serve TWO purposes and two purposes, ONLY: A) To try to FORCE workplaces into accepting “gender ideology” and also B) To try to FORCE OUT any promotion of Christianity or a Christian coworker’s right to preach the gospel (ESPECIALLY the part of the gospel that says that homosexuality/transgenderism is a sin)

17). Most workplaces do NOT allow a Christian worker to openly pray or “openly” wear a cross necklace around their neck, etc. Yet, many workplaces now accept a man “wearing lipstick” or a woman dressed as a man or even a person with multiple piercings, oddly colored hair & tattoos all over their body. 

18). Many workplaces do not allow bibles (even during lunch breaks or 15min breaks) because it can “incite violence/complaints/protests” on the part of non-believers. 

19). Complaints of workplace harassment made by Christians (rather verbal, physical, emotional and/or sexual) are oftentimes ignored & swept under the rug, as though they “never happened”. 

20). Christians are oftentimes fired or severely reprimanded for “paying for a customer’s meal”, “offering free lawyer/doctor/medical services to those in need”, etc.

21). VERY, VERY RARELY does a workplace let a Christian/Messianic Jew off for the “biblical Sabbath” every week OR for “biblical holidays” and if they DO, it does NOT come without “consequence”. The Christian/M.J. will oftentimes be “punished” for it somehow, in the workplace. Why? Because Satan and his demons are ANGRY at the Christian for trying to live their lives totally around Christ! The demons CAN’T STAND IT! Satan CAN’T STAND IT! They’re ANGRY with any true Christians because they know their time is short!

(In fact, Satan and his demons will even try to DIRECTLY attack Christians at work, even coming THROUGH or speaking THROUGH their coworkers! The ONLY way to defeat a demon is in the mighty name of Jesus! Remember that!) 

Folks, this is the world we’re living in, today. First, the battlefield starts in the mind. And then, it comes to the home. And thirdly, at work. But out of these three, the spiritual battlefield that rages on in the workplace is THE STRONGEST of these three battles. Why? Because it has the MOST IMPACT. It is basically “temptations GALORE”……

Temptations are MUCH EASIER to beat at the home than in the workplace, am I right? Especially if a bible or a poster of the 10 commandments is close by. And temptations that begin in the mind can more easily be defeated by praying in the name of Jesus. But temptations in the workplace are MUCH, MUCH HARDER to overcome since a Christian must CONSTANTLY stay focused on work and “the current task at hand”. It’s very, very hard for a Christian to mentally concentrate enough TO pray in the workplace setting, am I right? 

Some Christians go INTO the workplace every day DETERMINED to try to share their faith,etc. and then, one hour later after arriving at work, are EMBITTERED, ANGRY, RESENTFUL, STRESSED, etc. So what happened? What happened between the time they left their house/apartment that morning, to an hour after arriving at work? Answer: Temptation happened! For NEVER is the temptation to get frustrated/angry and/or to “gossip” stronger than in the WORKPLACE of all places, am I right? 

The workplace is a NESTING GROUND for Satan & his demons, folks, it really IS! And sadly, ALOT of Christians don’t see that! They see it as some sort of “persecution” but many of them are “spiritually asleep” and do NOT see the “workplace” for what it REALLY, TRULY IS: a SPIRITUAL BATTLEFIELD! 

Satan & his demons are out for blood, folks! Spiritual blood! And the less informed a Christian is, in the work setting, the more hold he has on them! Does that scare you, folks? It SHOULD! 

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” – Ephesians 6:12 

Spiritual warfare is something that Christians RARELY talk about today and it’s just RAGING in the workplaces and in the churches today! RRRAAAGGGGIIINNNNNGGGGG! How do more people not see this fact? In fact, the ONLY REASON that churches AND workplaces today are now catering to the RADICAL LGBT ACTIVISTS?

It is BECAUSE many of the Christians in churches and workplaces today are NOT and WERE NOT already actively engaging in SPIRITUAL BATTLE! And BECAUSE they don’t have their “spiritual shields” on and their “spiritual swords” at the ready, BAD THINGS ARE HAPPENING! BAD *SPIRITUAL* THINGS! Because BELIEVE ME, any workplace/church, and I do mean *ANY* WORKPLACE/CHURCH (no matter WHAT type of workplace/church it is) that PROMOTES OR ACCEPTS *ANY* type of ungodly theology (be it gender ideology or what have ya), is now considered a CURSED WORKPLACE (AND/OR CHURCH) in the eyes of God, like it or not!

Just because a huge bolt of lightning didn’t take out the workplace or church yet doesn’t mean anything. For the Lord is likely holding back his Wrath ON those workplaces for the sake of the “few spiritually pure” that work there. And how much longer those “pure’ workers will continue to work there is both up to them and up to Jesus. 

Because my guess is once those few “pure” workers are gone, those particular “LGBT-affirming” workplaces will be toast, one way or another. In fact, I wonder what the long-term future will be for all LGBT-affirming workplaces. It will be interesting to watch, in the near future. SO MANY businesses are “going under” these days and I’m beginning to wonder if ONE of the reasons SO MANY businesses are going under IS due to God’s Wrath? Just a thought? 

 

 

 

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Satan’s Lies: Our Own Personal “Thorn-in-the-flesh”

Satan seems to have a Rolodex of lies at his disposal that he tries to use on each and EVERY single human on the face of the planet (rather they’re a true, biblical-roots Christian or not). And when one “lie” in his “Rolodex” doesn’t work on a person, he just keeps flipping through the Rolodex of lies until he can find a “lie” that sticks & perpetually RESONATES within a person’s mind, heart, body and spirit! 

And he uses a two-thronged approach. First, he tries to overpower one’s mind with his “lie(s)”. And then, once he successfully sinks one in, he then allows the demonic “spirit of fear” to take over the person. He’ll then go back and attempt to sink in ANOTHER “lie” and then send the “spirit of fear” on the person ONCE AGAIN. And so on and so forth. And then, before long, he has the person completely spiritually conquered & the person doesn’t even know what hit them! 

His “Rolodex” of lies are divied up into “Categories”. Some of the most prominent categories are finances, health, faith, beauty, lifestyle, marriage, dating relationships, religion, etc. And most of his “lies” read something like THIS:

  • “You’ve lost your job, you poor bloke! You’re never going to find another one! Might as well give up, NOW!”
  • “Your life is not worth living! Kill yourself, NOW! Then your existence will become pain-free!” 
  • “You’ve got cancer & don’t have much longer to live. Might as well live life to the fullest/sin to the fullest!” 
  • Young girls: “Boys will only like you if you have sex with them or show some skin”.  Young boys: “You’re gay if you haven’t had sex with a girl by the time you’re 15!” 
  • Women: “Guys will only like you if you have sex with them”. Guys: “Women will think you’re a loser if you don’t try to have sex with them!”
  • “Might as well take a hit off that bong, EVERYBODY’S DOING IT!” 
  • “Nobody wants to hear about your rumbling’s about Jesus Christ/Salvation!” 
  • “Being Gay is A-OK!”
  • “There’s nothing sinful about living the gay lifestyle!”
  • “All paths lead onto one! All paths lead to eternal paradise!”
  • “ALL world religions are right! ALL world religions lead to paradise!”
  • “Your spouse is cheating on you, TRUST ME! So you might as well cheat on THEM as well, in order to get back at them!”
  • “Your marriage will NEVER be healed or repaired!” 
  • “You have NO HOPE!”
  • “Your life is NEVER going to get better!” 
  • “Everybody hates you! Nobody loves you!”
  • “You’re a complete LOSER!”
  • “Your name’s been PERMANENTLY etched out of The Book of Life!”
  • “Nobody is going to CARE about your *Christian witness*/your Christian magazine/blog/newspaper publication”, etc.
  • “You’re such a failure! You can’t do ANYTHING right!” 
  • “YOU are the reason this bad thing happened to you! It’s all YOUR fault!”
  • “Satan doesn’t exist! God doesn’t exist!”
  • “Evolution proves there’s no God!” 
  • “The Big Bang theory disproves God!” 
  • “You’re fat & ugly! Nobody likes you!”
  • “You’re not quite skinny enough! You need to lose more weight!”
  • “You will NEVER be able to overcome your sex/food/hoarding/drug/alcohol addiction” [whatever addiction you may be struggling with]
  • “You will NEVER be able to overcome your same-sex/bi attraction”
  • “Jesus Christ doesn’t have the power to heal you or to save you!”
  • “Jesus Christ doesn’t exist!” 
  • “The bible is false! It was written by man!” 
  • Ladies: “Go ahead and date that guy! Go ahead and have sex with that guy before marriage! He’ll marry you, later!” Guys: “Go ahead and date that girl! Have sex with her before you marry her! It won’t ruin anything between you two!” 
  • “You’ll NEVER get right with God/Jesus Christ!” 
  • “Jesus Christ HATES you! He’s forgotten about you down here, you poor bloke!”
  • “Paganized Christian holidays are JUST FINE with God/Jesus Christ Almighty! He doesn’t consider them an abomination at all!”
  • “The Lord’s Holidays outlined in Leviticus 23 in Old Testament REALLY WERE *done away with*! You don’t have to partake of them, anymore! They’re just old……..**Jewish holidays**! They’re ONLY meant for the Jews and not for ALL of the Lord’s people!”
  • “Constantine helped spread Christianity — true, biblical-based Christianity — all throughout the Roman Empire”
  • “It’s okay if you stay overweight…….it won’t cause any adverse health problems”
  • “Who cares about that lump on your throat…….it’s not cancerous…….don’t worry about it!”
  • “Might as well have sex before marriage or *get high*, EVERYBODY’S DOING IT!”
  • “It’s just ONE penny……certainly the Lord wouldn’t consider you getting over-changed one penny a SIN now, would he?”
  • “It’s OK….You don’t need to pray for forgiveness of your sins………Jesus Christ already knows you’re sorry for them! Plus he already died on the cross to take your sins away!”
  • “You don’t NEED to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. It’s not required anymore!”
  • “The world is just as evil in 2015 as it was 20 years ago, it’s just that the advent of the Internet makes certain crimes more apparent, now”
  • “Natural disasters have NOT increased within the last 10 years”
  • “There’s actually a natural, scientific [“NON-bible-prophecy-related”] explanation that can explain/account for the outrageous INCREASE in animal deaths, sink-holes, earthquakes and volcanoes, etc.”
  • “ALL people of America no longer want or need God/Jesus Christ/the bible in their lives!”
  • “Christians are POWERLESS today to cast out demons/heal sicknesses/triumph over Islam/other world religions!”
  • “America will NOT suffer a financial/political collapse anytime soon! She’s a-doing just fine!”
  • “It won’t do you any good to raise your kids in the love of Jesus Christ and with the fear of the Lord! They’ll someday turn out to be godless heathens anyways, so why even bother!”
  • “You WILL have your children taken away someday if you try to home-school them! The Lord will NOT protect your family!”
  • “Jesus Christ can’t save you from any type of calamity! You’ll just have to fend for yourself!”
  • “Jesus Christ WANTED you to suffer this bad thing because he HATES you and LAUGHS at your suffering!”
  • “I, Satan, am the “loving god”, while Jesus Christ Almighty is actually the *hateful God!*
  • “You’re really not gonna be able to triumph over demons/demonic spirits/I Satan!”
  • “Jesus Christ does NOT care about you and won’t help you in your time of need!”
  • “Jesus Christ doesn’t care about your petty little life’s problems or your pain! He doesn’t give a crap!”
  • “Jesus Christ will place you in the CONDEMN pile, someday! You’re not GOOD ENOUGH to be let into the gates of the new heavenly city!”
  • “The world’s gonna end, soon! So you might as well “sin it up” while you still can!”
  • “You’re an absolute LOSER if you don’t drink/party/do drugs/have sex before marriage like everybody else!”
  • “You MUST wear the latest fashions, have the latest car/Iphone/house/etc. in order for people to accept you and like you!”
  • “You’re WAY too bad of a person! Jesus Christ can NEVER forgive you, you poor wretch!”
  • “You have no faith right now! And BECAUSE you have no faith right now, Jesus Christ Almighty HATES YOU, you miserable fool!”
  • ETC. ETC. ETC. 

It all starts out so small, too. And then the lies become bigger and bigger and more bolder, as time goes on. He starts out with the small little tidbits and then eventually works himself up to the “big lies”.

However, there’s some good news…….NO POWER IN THE *ENTIRE UNIVERSE* (NOT EVEN SATAN’S) IS EQUAL TO GOD THE HEAVENLY FATHER’S ALMIGHTY POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Translation? Whatever it is in life that you’re dealing with right now, Jesus Christ has an answer and a SOLUTION! 

Because remember that it’s Satan and his demons who HATE you, who REVILE you, who CAN’T STAND YOU, who HATE everything you stand for in the name of Jesus Christ Almighty! They HATE Jesus Christ Almighty with such VILE, PURE HATRED and BECAUSE they hate Jesus, they hate YOU (the true, biblical-roots Christian) TWICE AS MUCH, since YOU (the true, biblical-roots Christian) are one of Jesus’s most prized possessions in the entire universe! The redeemed soul!

Whatever it is you’re struggling with in life right now……take it to Jesus Christ in submission and in prayer…….He’ll listen to you. He’ll hear you. He’ll answer you. But you must pray to him with your mind, heart, body and spirit! And you must MEAN that prayer with all your heart, soul and MIND! You must TRUST Jesus Christ 100% and trust the fact THAT he has the power to save you! Because remember: A prayer without 100% faith and trust in Jesus Christ Almighty is no prayer at’tall!

“Lord Jesus, I come before you today with a contrite spirit. There’s so many *broken* people in the world today, not just here in America. I pray for healing for the people of this world AND this here American nation. I pray that whatever a person’s struggling with in life, that you’ll give them a divine bible-backed solution. I pray that you’ll open up the minds, hearts, bodies and spirits of people who’ve been skeptical of you, actively running away from you for so long or just plain flat-out hating you without even truly KNOWING you, Lord!

Please open up the hearts of all Muslims, Atheists, Hindus, Buddhists, Humanists, Abortionists, Agnostics, Satanists, etc. today! As many as are willing to HAVE their hearts opened up to you, Lord! And please guide them on the path to TRUE righteousness in YOU Lord, NOT the “false righteousness” that the world tries to *sell* to people today! And please bless them and keep them for eternity! Also please return all wayward Christians onto you, Lord! I know it’s not your will that any of them should perish! Thank-you, Lord! Amen”.