In the months to come, turmoil and confusion will increase. The media spins misinformation, adding to the problem. The corona virus pandemic will change the world in ways unknown to any people-to this point. Many will die, suffer, be stretched to the max, and those with no faith will sink into hopelessness. Hopelessness breeds increased mental illness, violence, and hatred. I firmly believe this was well thought out long ago, and the elites are well aware of what this is going to do to populations, they've made it known about their depopulation agenda on the Georgia Guidestones-time will tell, and play it out. They’ve been broadcasting it to everybody for generations, but most people have been drugged, addicted, entertained to sleep, and many simply don’t believe they meant what they’ve been telling us their going to do, through just about every form of media, for a long time. I do believe it- and I believe God has the answer well planned out too-Jesus Christ is going to come back to this earth, and clean house. I’m looking up, every day.
Perhaps your a weary caregiver, totally burned out; but love the one your caring for, and don't know where to turn. A veteran who's lost a limb, or multiple limbs, and suffering from PTSD, someone in chronic pain from sickness and disease that's plagued you for years. Perhaps your terminally ill; and don't have much longer on this earth. In the midst of these circumstances, you may feel paralyzed, and numb with pain; both physical, and emotional. Death may seem a good option. Death will come soon enough for all of us, but let's consider some things together. You may not have the corona virus, but are suffering just as much, Jesus heals today, as He did when He walked the earth, and he hears and answers prayer. If he does not, He will give the strength to endure, and go on, we can trust Him, He has numbered our days.
Here are some thoughts, challenges, and encouragement to those in ministry.
You may be a weary pastor who’s watching his church become empty from this virus crisis. There may be church leaders seeing everything they thought would always be there-vanishing. The money isn’t coming in now, but the bills are, and your facing foreclosure. Your ministry may have to be downsized, or to take to the streets, the highways and byways; right into the battle waging out there. Change is going to become the normal-and those who can’t cope with change, may have to spend extra time crying out to God, along with fasting. The soft pampered ministry leaders may have to find out what the old saints found out-nothing great comes, until your willing to surrender-and that may mean giving up everything. Not many are able to hear this. Many are going to quit, and there will be a separation of the wheat from the tares. Many will be tested, to see what the motives of your ministry really is.
God is still on His Throne- Nothing is out of His notice, and He knows how to care for His own. Below are some things to ponder, and hopefully give hope, encouragement, and strength to those feeling like throwing in the towel.
King David wrote most of the Psalms. He sang of his great love and devotion to God with beautiful words of praise and worship. When you read them, he takes your spirit right into the throne room of God, and if you close your eyes, you can share the joy and exaltation that David expressed in them. But, he also wrote many that were cries of heartbreak, sorrow, grief, and yes, even anger. Your rarely hear of these from preachers, because they are not popular. But they are in there for our benefit, and learning. When he was being chased by Saul who tried relentlessly to kill him, as well as his own son Absalom. During his lifetime, David did not win every battle, he lost some. But, what did he do? He got on his face and prayed. He asked God to show him why he lost, and what had to be done about it. We are far too quick to just throw up our hands and let the devil have everything. If I fail, I take it to God; and ask for understanding and guidance. We are down here on earth to learn and grow, and learn from our mistakes; even if we live to be 120. Everything we gain and learn here, we will use in heaven some day, I am convinced of this.
When he gave in to temptation, and sinned with Bathsheba, what that sin cost him. But, also realize how God forgave him and restored him. (Ps. 51) How his heart was broken when his people spoke against him, and those who slandered him. Some of his prayers against them were hair-raising. It gives me cause to evaluate many of the prayers I've heard today and come to the conclusion that we really need to spend more time in the word of God to know how to pray with power, authority, and confidence against those who oppose us.
Moses didn't want to obey what God called him to do. He tried everything he could to get out of it. When God countered every one of his objections; he finally gave in, but he was reluctant because he knew what he would be facing.
At one point he said "The people you've told me to lead want to kill me!" There was more than one time he wanted to quit, and leave them all. Put yourself in his shoes, would you have done any better?
God allowed Satan to take everything from Job, and kill his children. Satan wasn't through, he challenged God saying if he allowed Satan to bring sickness to his body, he would curse God to his face. God gave him permission, but said "save his life". So, Job sat in the midst of his suffering, scraping off the boils from his skin, while his three miserable comforters sat at a distance in silence for days. But, when they finally opened their mouth, their counsels were full of evidence of their ignorance and arrogance. His wife came to him and said; "Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die." Job 2:9
Perhaps you can relate to this in your circumstances. I hope you keep reading.
To any onlooker, it appeared that God himself had forsaken Job.
Job's conviction in the middle of this was; Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him. Job 13:15
These were ordinary people like you and I. They knew the heat of the battle, and the consequences of sin, and the rejection and misunderstanding of people, even their own family. They knew about traitors, the Judas' in their life, the fake friends, the tale-bearers, slanderers. They knew about getting attacked physically in their body; being wracked with pain.
What did they do?
They cried out to God. They were honest with him in their pain, in their frustration, in their discouragement, and suffering. They didn't cover it up, they didn't put on their best "happyface", and spew out phony rhetoric. They looked up and poured out their complaints, and told God what they needed, and what they were feeling; they let it all hang out. Pun intended.
If you are terminally ill, facing death, and don't have the assurance of eternal life. Just open your mouth, and talk to God. If you are unable to speak, pray in your thoughts; He hears you. Pray to him, and tell him you believe Jesus rose from the dead, that he is alive now, and coming again. Ask the Lord to come into your heart, and forgive your sins, and accept you into His Kingdom. if you do this, and believe it in your heart; you are now a child of God, and when you leave this world, you have a mansion in heaven waiting for you, and an embrace from Jesus; he loves you.
In 42 yrs. of walking with the Lord, I can tell you when you are this open and honest with Him; you get his attention. He has never failed me, has never told me I was asking too much, or that He was angry with me for being honest. No, just the opposite; at these times I've felt the warmth of His presence, and the solid assurance of His love for me. At times he has directed me to specific scriptures that spoke directly to my problem; giving me wisdom and guidance on what to do, this always increases my faith.
I've felt His embrace deep within, and watched circumstances around me come together for my good; no matter how bad they were. I've seen his hand move mountains in my way over the years, and if there is one thing I know; MY GOD LIVES, AND I BELONG TO HIM. Knowing this, I can endure anything. When you surrender to the Lord to this degree, nothing will move you either.
God wants to mold his people into overcomers. The battle's we face and the scars we acquire are part and parcel of getting there. I'm not giving up now, I've come too far to back out, or turn around now. With God's help, I'll make it to the finish line, and be in that number of overcomers. You will be too, if you just don't quit. Like a poem I read once; "rest if you must, but don't you quit."
No matter what your going through, even though it may seem God has forgotten you, that you are in a mess and your alone; No, No, my friend. On the contrary; He is the nearest to you now. All you have to do is whisper his name. He is right there as close as your breath. Open your mouth and give him all that's in your heart. He's waiting, and listening.
When we open our hearts, and let the Lord in; he makes us more than conqueror’s, and whatever may happen, we are safe in His care. Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s, if we leave this world, we have eternity in heaven awaiting us- we have nothing to lose. You may find yourself losing friends and family, and walking alone, let Jesus walk with you. If we have God, we have all we need.
Rom 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Rom 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Rom 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
As I go thru these teachings it is my hope you will jot down the verses I refer to and look them up in your own private devotional time, to get a deeper understanding from the Holy Spirit of what is being addressed here. It would take too long to read them all, but they are very important to the topics we are discussing each time. I will be quickly reading many of them to emphasize what's being discussed. When I first got saved, and thru the years, I've had a hunger to know the truth of God's word, to be able to apply it to my life. Every time I was exposed to a teaching, I would go home and go over every scripture and spend time asking God to reveal to me where I needed to change and use them to become closer to Him. I hope it is true for you also.
Also, you will find I have no set pattern to my teachings, I want to allow the Holy Spirit to change or alter the time we spend together, and give Him free reign to move in these times together.
I highly recommend reading the Gospel of John, especially from ch. 9 to the end of the book, to establish in our hearts who Christ is, His absolute authority, and His consistent appeal and call to us to "come to Him", He is the only answer.
Scripture verses: John 10:30 "I and my Father are one." 14:6 "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father but by Me." ch. 15: 4-5, and 7 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you except you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.
"If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you."
All of these promises from the Lord are true, He beckons us to come, to allow Him into our lives, to change us, mold us, and speaks of His power to change things in our lives. But, He also makes it clear there are conditions. Let's examine some of them.
1. How Do I Connect With God?: The first thing necessary is to receive Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, and His forgiveness, then to develop a relationship with and "open door" of communication these steps are necessary.
First: The most important thing we must cultivate in order to have this open door walk with God is PEACE-peace with ourselves, and with people, and most of all, peace with God. But, the paradox is: you can't have peace with God, unless you have peace with yourself and other's.
The Most valuable thing in the life of the christian is to come to the end of the day knowing we are at peace, it is in this state that we draw the presence of the Holy Spirit, and opens the door to bring our petitions, needs, and requests to God, and our hearts will know we can talk to him as a friend, and have full assurance that He is listening and the answers will come.
People who are in turmoil, and strife continually, and devising wickedness, will not see answers to prayer, and they will not have any relationship with the Lord. Indeed, their actions show they really don't want to. Psalm 66:18 "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me." Isaiah 48:22 and Is. 57:21 says "There is no peace , saith the Lord to the wicked."
But Psalm 34:14-19 (read) says "Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry."
Throughout the gospels, Jesus speaks of giving us his peace, and his abiding presence. In John 14:13, 14 He says "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you shall ask anything in my name I will do it." This promise directly hinges in our doing what he says further in this chapter, and ch. 15, which we spoke of earlier. Our obedience to Him brings us into the "abiding presence", where we have this open door relationship, and it is here that Jesus calls us "friends".
To bring ourselves into a walk of peace, these steps are needful:
a. Spend some time evaluating your own soul, and be patient with yourself. Let the Holy Spirit minister to you in the areas you may need to change, or where you may need to be healed. He knows better than anyone else what has been done to you, or what you have done to yourself....He is our healer and restorer.
b. Be honest with the Lord and yourself in daily life, and your time of bible study and prayer: this may seem simplistic, but it is the most important thing you need to do to get on the right track in close fellowship with Him. Integrity and honest character is very important. (example: don't make promises you know you won't keep, don't make commitments and then not do them, ect.)
c. Take responsibility for your own mistakes in the past, stop blaming other's for your place in life right now. We have to admit our wrong decisions, actions, and behavior to God and ourselves. When we humble ourselves, it opens the door for God to do the miraculous in us.
d. If other's have wronged us, forgive them. We must forgive in order to receive the Father's forgiveness for ourselves, and establish a place of being able to expect answers to our prayers. Note: Forgiveness does not mean condoning what has been done to us, it means letting it go, and giving it to God. He tells us "vengeance is mine." Forgiveness in simple terms means "No Retaliation".
e. If you've been involved in things such as the occult, witchcraft, seances, pornographic activity of any kind, and if you still have any of these materials in your procession, you need to get rid of them and repent. Also, any object, or monies that you may have gotten unlawfully by stealing.
God will totally forgive any of these things, but we can't play games with the Lord: He knows what we are doing, and if we persist in these activities, we will never see answers to our prayers, or experience the close fellowship of His presence in our lives. I recommend reading Deut. ch. 18:9-14, 1Sam. ch. 28:3,9, Mic. ch. 5:12, Gal. 5:19-21, Joshua ch. 7, ch. 24:14-25, Luke ch. 19:5-10, Acts ch. 19:18-20
NOTE: Desire is the birthplace of prayer- It is a good habit to get into, to look into ourselves once in a while and see what our desires are, and what motivates them. Sometimes we don't see answers to prayers because they are selfish, born from greed, and centered on ourselves. God is not against us having our needs met, or even having nice things. But, do we use these things for the glory of the Lord, and to increase His kingdom, or to just fulfill our own lusts....we need to examine these things in our hearts. James 4:1-4, 1Tim. 6-10
When our prayers don't seem to be answered it may be because of the wrong motives in our hearts; And, there are times when God says no, and for a good reason. He sees far beyond our understanding in our lives, and knows what is best for us. If the door is closed in regard to a subject, we are better off accepting no for an answer. If we persist and force something to happen, we will regret it, and will realize too late that we should have surrendered our will to the Father's.
We have to believe that God loves us enough to protect us, even from ourselves at times. He wants only the best for us, but he will always stand back and let us make our own free choices. He will never force His will on us, only Satan does this.
Satan is also the master of distraction: He will use everything he can, and also people to draw us away from seeking a serious prayer life: because he knows that if we ever come to the place where we begin to tap into the presence, power, love, and start seeing significant answers to prayer, we will be a dangerous force to reckon with.
Ask the men: What kind of distractions do we come up against when we decide to start a regular prayer time?
1. the phone rings. 2. someone comes when we are praying 3. we try to be too formal, stiff 4. boredom 5. our minds wander, we don't believe the Lord is really listening.
The saddest reality today in the church of Christ is it's faithlessness in prayer. We are lazy, and do not want to invest the time to learn to come into the abiding presence of Christ, and believe Him for great things. He promises that if we will seek Him with our whole hearts, we will find Him, but this means nothing unless we believe it and act on it.
But, for the ones who have learned to focus their attention in earnest on Him in prayer and have not only seen great answers to prayer; but have found the priceless wonder of being in His great presence that is so heavy at times that you can't speak or stand: this causes us to give up everything in this world and go after Him, because nothing else satisfies anymore.
2. How Many Types of Prayer Are There? I have had a paper handed out that lists the kinds of prayer, and hindrances to prayer. Next time I come, we will go further into the hindrances listed and talk in more detail about them.
3. Where Do I Start?: Our starting point is where ever we find ourselves right now. There is nothing we can do to make ourselves good enough to be any more special than the next person. I love the scriptures Paul speaks of when he says God is not respecter of persons.....this is absolutely true. The Lord will listen and answer anyone who comes to Him with his heart.
Note: Bible study is very important in order to come to know the person, and the character of God. However, knowing the bible backwards and forwards does not guarantee a close relationship with God. Many bible scholars can quote the bible chapter and verse; but have no relationship with Jesus personally. It shows in their cold demeanor, and their unbelief. They really don't expect God to answer their prayers, and they usually don't see any.
In Acts ch. 4:8-13, Peter stood up and preached against the scribes and elders, and priests who asked by what power they did the deeds that were seen: Peter's response closed their mouths and it was evident that though they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled and took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
What is Prayer Not?:
1. Prayer is not to be a means to bring down curses on people- I've heard people at times praying that God would bring vengeance on someone who had wronged them, for retaliation, as it seems to be in the psalms. But, we are not under the old covenant of an "eye for an eye", we are under the New Covenant, here Jesus teaches us "forgive, and you will be forgiven".
2. Payer is not to be a means to get a message across to someone who may be in the room. Sometimes if someone wants to correct, or speak of a grievance toward someone without really confronting them, I've heard them "hint, or try to bring correction" by overtly speaking it aloud in prayer. However, this is not honest sincere prayer to God, and he will not hear it. If there is something we disagree with, or have a grievance with someone, we must go to them in an honest manner and take care of it with integrity.
3. Prayer is not a form of mental exercise where we visualize something into existance by our own powers. It is going to the Living God, the Lord Jesus Christ and bringing our needs to Him, and waiting for His answer to come to us.
4. The Lord wants us to come to Him with our sorrows, our needs and requests, and He clearly says to cast our burdens on Him, but if this is the only time we pray, we are out of balance. God desires a relationship with someone who also has a grateful heart, who will praise Him, and give Him thanks from a grateful heart. Babies cry and complain over every discomfort they have, and expect all their needs to be met for them without them doing anything. When we grow up we need to be able to stand and go thru some things without whining.
5. Prayer is not to be used as a means of casting judgement or criticism in earshot of other's who may be present during prayer to try to "get a message" to them without actually speaking directly to them. I have seen and heard people do this, and it is an insult to the Lord, and the person we are doing this to, and it's cowardly. If we have a criticism or something against someone, we need to be mature enough to go them in person alone and talk it over, then perhaps pray together for restoration and a right heart for both involved.
(2007 teaching for Teen Challenge)
In Daniel ch. 6 there’s an account in his life that is given to be an example to God’s people, to use in their own lives, when they find themselves in similar situations. Let’s take a look at it.
Dan 6:1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;
Dan 6:2 And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage.
Dan 6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
Dan 6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
Daniel was now an old man, and had served under other kings of Babylon, and had other instances of the schemes of people trying to find something to accuse him of. (Dan 3:8), but he simply remained faithful, and God stood with him. Now, he was appointed the first of three presidents over Darius’ kingdom, with a hundred and twenty princes. These other leaders wanted to be rid of Daniel, because he was a righteous man, and honest in his service. They looked for anything they could in his conduct, to find something to accuse him of to the king. But, they couldn’t, because of the “excellent spirit” within him.
Yes, this is the devils strategy for everyone who puts their trust in God. You will soon after your salvation find that there’s no shortage of those who will dog you, spy on you, and make it their business-to know all of yours; to do as much damage as they can, and destroy you if possible. I’ve learned to do one thing that always works, when someone wants to accuse me of being a sinner, of making mistakes, and not being perfect- I agree with them. I’ll be the first to tell anybody there’s nothing in me that’s any good, the only good thing in me is Jesus, and his forgiveness and mercy to me in my life. I live and walk under the blood covering of Christ-many days I make mistakes, and fail, have to repent-get back up, and start again. Just like every other born again saint of God. We are not perfect, we are bought with the precious blood of Christ- the Spirit of God dwells in us because we’ve surrendered our lives to Him, and now want to live our lives to please Him. I make mistakes every day. But, the difference is-I WANT TO DO RIGHT, FOR HIM. Before I was saved, it didn’t matter to me if I offended God in my conduct and actions-now I desire to live as He guides me, through his word; and when I fail, I simply go to him, admit when I fall, and ask him to forgive-again-and for the help to stop the sin. He’s been faithful to me all these years, and I’ll keep going on like this until he takes me home. No one can take the solid faith and peace He’s given to me-and the knowing I belong to Him. He loves me, and I know it. This kills anything the devil can throw at me.
He loves you just as much-I hope you come to know it.
What was Daniels’ response to this bunch of scheming troublemaker’s? Nothing-he just kept on doing what he had done every day before they plotted their schemes. He opened his window and prayed just like he’d always done, and his open window was his answer to these sorry accuser’s-he made sure they, and everyone else would hear him.
This is the best thing a believer can do, who is being falsely accused, and attacked by busybodies and troublemakers. Take the situation to prayer, ask God to show you if you’ve done anything to these people to give them any fuel or an open door for their accusations, and if you need to do something to make changes. If your shown anything that needs to be repented of, do it quickly, and as simply as possible. But, if He shows you it is them, and their actions that are wrong, go on and live your life as you’ve always done. The devil doesn’t know what to do with somebody who admits their mistakes, and their failures, and repents. It opens the door for God’s blessings, and protection- even when Daniel was thrown in the lions den- Satan had no hold on him. He has no hold on a child of God, who stands under His righteousness, and protection.
Going forward in the gospels, we read an account of Jesus dealing with the same kind of people, looking for an occasion to find fault, find an error in his speech, something they could use to accuse him.
Luk 20:19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.
Luk 20:20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.
Luk 20:21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly:
Luk 20:22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?
Luk 20:23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?
Luk 20:24 Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's.
Luk 20:25 And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.
Luk 20:26 And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.
In verse 23, we’re shown the keen discernment of the Lord-he knew what they were up to. His answer was cutting and blunt-“Why tempt ye me.” Then he goes on to show by example the simple principle of doing what’s right according to the government your living under, and doing what is right according to the kingdom of God-if both are upheld, there is no conflict.
I love it- The profound simplicity, and mirrored truth put in front of these scheming blasphemer’s-and it shut their mouths. He was using the same keen application of the word of God as he used when he was tempted in the wilderness by Satan. He knew how to win the battles with people’s evil intentions, because of the victory he’d won in that account.
There are times when the best thing to do, is say nothing, and let the evil tongues of people reveal themselves. It takes wisdom to know when something should be confronted, and when it’s best to give it to God, and let him deal with them. I’ve found over the years, most of the time, it’s best to avoid people like this, and focus on living my own life before God, as Daniel did.
Jesus dealt with accuser’s when he was surrounded by them, and he put them to silence-but he didn’t go looking for trouble. He never had to, it followed him everywhere he went. With the power of the Holy Spirit, he was up to each encounter, and up to the affront. With the Holy Spirit within us, we can be up to the task as well, when we find our accuser’s before us.
Socialism, this is a subject that a well known Russian author who lived under it, and suffered under it can explain to us. What it really is, and what it represents; if we will be willing to hear him.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a man born in Russia in the 20th century, and lived through the Lennen and Stalin regimes. He spent over 10 years in the prison camps called "gulags". It was banned in many countries, people who were found to own one were persecuted, some lost their lives. He suffered persecution of various sorts throughout his life. In the seventies he settled in Cavendish Vermont, living a private life until he returned to his native Russia in 1994 with his wife. He died near Moscow on August 3, 2008. His life, and many other's is proof that the truth cannot be silenced-as much as those bent on evil would love to kill it, and all those who speak it. The truth, like oil, always rises to the top. The devil and all the demons of hell found this out, when they thought they had killed the Savior, Jesus Christ on the cross. Three days later, he rose from the grave, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus told us in John 14:6 I am the way the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father but by Me. Full of the oil of the Holy Spirit on that cross- he also rose to the top.
The KGB and other's were relentless in their persecution of him throughout his life, including assassination attempts on his life. He remained true to his stand and continued to write of what he saw and knew of the "socialist experiments of his country". He gave the Harvard address in 1978, the year I was saved, and I knew when I listened to him, that we were already on a downward slide into the hell he came out of in Russia. Today, I'm seeing it playing out in the democratic election process, and the nomination of Bernie Sanders.
His followers have the same mentality as the socialists in Russia had, during Solzhenitsyn's life there; if everybody doesn't think and act the same, if your ideology is different than mine-you need to be put away in a confined place away from the rest of us. I've watched video footage and the screaming, yelling youth who follow Sander's, say they want to see "those crazy conservatives" put away, and locked up away from the rest of the "intelligent people" of this country. This is a danger sign of great magnitude, but not enough are seeing how close we really are to having our own "gulag's" start being implemented. Sanders would not hesitate to start up martial law, and start rounding up those they feel don't fit in to the society they want to create-and put them under lockdown in FEMA camps. I've seen footage of the inside of some of these camps, they are prisons.
A sidenote to the this: People should pay attention to the fact that the people these progressives and socialists call dangerous aren't Muslims, Buddhists, or any other religion-it's Christians. The steady onslaught of beheadings, murders, rapes and torture by militant Muslims will keep being covered up, repressed and kept out of public view as much as possible so you won't wake up to the reality of the brutality of their religion. And all other religions are considered acceptable-with their millions of gods, and ridiculous beliefs which result in widespread poverty and brutality, including family members murdered; but Christians are the most hated, and persecuted in the world, just as Jesus said we would be-because they hate Him.
This is being posted because no one will ever say if they read this, that they weren't warned; if we see the collapse of this nation under socialism. Solzhenitsyn warned us, I'm re-posting his warnings, because I see it coming right at us. Take the time out of your TV, ball games, video games, and entertainment-and watch the footage below; then lift up your head, and look and listen. If you do, I hope it moves you enough to make some changes in your values, and assess what your probably going to face in your lifetime. Then ask yourself what your willing to suffer and die for. These are realities we will be facing whether we like it or not; as Solzhenitsyn had to face them.
Excerpt from Wikipedia- "Solzhenitsyn also harshly criticized what he saw as the ugliness and spiritual vapidity of the dominant pop culture of the modern West, including television and much of popular music: "...the human soul longs for things higher, warmer, and purer than those offered by today's mass living habits... by TV stupor and by intolerable music." Despite his criticism of the "weakness" of the West, Solzhenitsyn always made clear that he admired the political liberty which was one of the enduring strengths of Western democratic societies. In a major speech delivered to the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein on 14 September 1993, Solzhenitsyn implored the West not to "lose sight of its own values, its historically unique stability of civic life under the rule of law—a hard-won stability which grants independence and space to every private citizen."
Chuck Colson on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn- https://youtu.be/2G-uGeed7Bk
The Gulag Archipelago and The Wisdom of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn- https://youtu.be/t--pNU9ZfVE
"This is not wide spread knowledge" Jordan Peterson on Soviet History- https://youtu.be/XPfWThToClo
Solzhenitsyn (Communist Gulag Survivor), on Civilization, Self-Restraint and Right Living- https://youtu.be/0ixiLdwMkXo
Secret History | The Gulag Archipelago (Documentary)- https://youtu.be/adc34lToCYM
FULL AUDIO BOOK:
"The Gulag Archipelago" [part 1/7] - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn- https://youtu.be/ouhmg9WH8DA
"The Gulag Archipelago" [part 2/7] - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn- https://youtu.be/DcuCb-0ptkU
"The Gulag Archipelago" [part 3/7] - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn- https://youtu.be/KqFNuDluxN4
"The Gulag Archipelago" [part 4/7] - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn- https://youtu.be/nDCr2TeIKDs
"The Gulag Archipelago" [part 5/7] - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn- https://youtu.be/CKL3CD9hRQY
"The Gulag Archipelago" [part 6/7] - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn- https://youtu.be/63Pl6IBsvcc
"The Gulag Archipelago" [part 7/7] - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn- https://youtu.be/ZmoXh4OoZzU
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No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me,
saith the LORD.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
is born of God overcometh the world: and this is
the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Who is he that overcometh the world,
but he that believeth
that Jesus is the
Son of God?
But they that wait
upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
The Whole Armor
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
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.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all,
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Am I racist? Read the blog below from my other site-it will fully answer this question.
The Race Issue-posted 3/8/2019- https://www.twosparrowsministry.org/home/the-race-issue
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