“…It is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, Who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:6
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”, and there was light. Genesis 1:1-3
I had a reader of my column object to the Bible being true because of the account of God speaking light into darkness. The reader went on to say that the Bible couldn’t be true because there couldn’t have been light until God made the sun. If God’s power is reduced down to that of a man, that would be true, but thank God it isn’t; God is from everlasting to everlasting; He is the Lord God Almighty, Who has all power, sees all, and knows all before it comes to pass.
The Lord God Almighty is sovereign over all things in heaven and on earth and does whatever pleases Him. It pleased God to create the heavens and the earth, and everything in them. After God had made all things, God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our Likeness…” Genesis 1:26 The first thing God created was light, which He spoke into existence; the last thing the Lord God made was man.
The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living being. Genesis 2:7 In making man from dust, we understand that was just the beginning of God’s plan for man. When God breathed the breath of life into Adam, He breathed into the man an eternal soul, which would live forever. When Adam sinned, he died spiritually, but still possessed his eternal soul. His body would die but he would live on.
The full plan and purpose for the man God made remained a mystery for 4000 years, and only came to light when the work of His Son Jesus was finished. After Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection, He was seated at the right hand of God as Lord of all. Ten days after Jesus was seated in heaven with all power, He sent His Holy Spirit to His waiting church on earth. There were around 120 disciples and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of the Lord.
What that meant was that they were all filled with the glory of God; Jesus Christ is the fullness of the glory of God, as John declared: “…The Word [Christ Jesus] became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
The apostle Paul makes clear what the mystery of God always was concerning the man He made: “The mystery which has been hidden from ages and generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:26-27
The hope of glory in the Holy Spirit is this: “…Having believed [in Jesus], you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, Who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession [believers in Christ], to the praise of His glory.
Who may receive the Holy Spirit? Peter said: “The promise is to…all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” Acts 2:39 Paul declares that all believers have the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:9
Jesus Christ is the Light of the glory of God and He lives in us!
I Realize that this would be more fitting for Resurrection Sunday, but then I thought NO…..we need to hear this EVERY DAY!!
Jesus crucifixion is one of betrayal. Denial. Cowardice. Envy. Hate. Brutality. Suffering. Despair. Defeat. Death. Yet, Christians celebrate the cross because the story does not end on that fateful Friday. It does not end at the cross. The irony of the cross was the very instrument Jesus’ enemies used to defeat Him became His greatest victory. Little did they know when Friday ended what would happen on Sunday to change the course of the world’s history.
And so in the spirit of this theme, I want to share a part of that famous sermon by Lockridge. As you read this, just remember that regardless of what today brings. Regardless of today’s problems. Challenges. Or defeats. Just remember that Sunday’s coming! And that you will enjoy the privilege of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Communing with Him and fellow saints. And beginning a new week with renewed vision, vigor and vitality. I know it’s Friday. But thanks be to God that Sunday’s coming!
It’s Friday. Jesus is praying. Peter’s a sleeping. Judas is betraying. But Sunday’s comin’. It’s Friday. Pilate’s struggling. The council is conspiring. The crowd is vilifying. They don’t even know that Sunday’s comin’. It’s Friday. The disciples are running Like sheep without a shepherd. Mary’s crying. Peter is denying. But they don’t know that Sunday’s a comin’. It’s Friday. The Romans beat my Jesus. They robe him in scarlet. They crown him with thorns. But they don’t know that Sunday’s comin’. It’s Friday. See Jesus walking to Calvary. His blood dripping. His body stumbling. And his spirit’s burdened. But you see, it’s only Friday. Sunday’s comin’.
It’s Friday. The world’s winning. People are sinning. And evil’s grinning. It’s Friday. The soldiers nail my Savior’s hands to the cross. They nail my Savior’s feet to the cross. And then they raise him up Next to criminals. It’s Friday. But let me tell you something, Sunday’s comin’.
It’s Friday. The disciples are questioning. What has happened to their King. And the Pharisees are celebrating that their scheming has been achieved. But they don’t know It’s only Friday. Sunday’s comin’.
It’s Friday. He’s hanging on the cross. Feeling forsaken by his Father. Left alone and dying. Can nobody save him? Ooooh It’s Friday. But Sunday’s comin’.
It’s Friday. The earth trembles. The sky grows dark. My King yields his spirit.
It’s Friday. Hope is lost. Death has won. Sin has conquered and Satan’s just a laughin’. It’s Friday. Jesus is buried. A soldier stands guard. And a rock is rolled into place. But it’s Friday. It is only Friday. Sunday is a comin’! –Ken Weliever, The Preacherman –The voice for Sunday’s Comin’ is Pastor John L. Jefferson. –The video was purchased from http://www.ignitermedia.com. Are you ready? Are you ready? The Good News is, it’s Friday, but… SUNDAY’S COMING! No matter what you are facing… Sunday’s a Coming! I’m glad that I am connected to the Lord! It is Good Friday and Easter Sunday is coming!
It was recently reported that the World Economic Forum (WEF) wants a system of people and Artificial Intelligence (AI; computers that are programmed to think like humans) to track and censor “misinformation” and “hate speech” all over the world.
According to the report, Twitter only monitors information on Twitter; Facebook only monitors information on Facebook; people that speak just English are unable to monitor content in French or Spanish; people that speak just French are unable to monitor content in Italian or Pakistani, etc.
So, the WEF wants a system of people and AI that can track and censor “misinformation” and “hate speech” from every source and in every language on earth.
A person, group, or whatever that is flagged for “wrongthink” will be automatically censored on every system and in every language on earth.
This is a proposal now, but students of Bible prophecy can easily see where this global system could wind up (the Mark of the Beast tracking system during the Tribulation Period).
Here are more recent prophecy-related events:
One, concerning the ability to identify and track everyone: on Sept. 5, 2022, it was reported that millions of facial recognition surveillance cameras have already been installed in the UK, and more are being installed every day.
According to the head of a privacy group called Big Brother Watch, Britons “are sleepwalking into a society where everything we do, say, or spend is tracked and monitored.”
Two, concerning deceit and corruption in the U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ): after it was announced that whistleblowers (now more than 20) have reported political bias (lies, etc.) in the FBI to members of Congress, on Aug. 31, 2022, it was reported that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland (who falsely claims to support transparency) sent a letter to DOJ employees ordering them not to speak to members of Congress.
Sen. Tom Cotton responded to Garland’s letter with a letter of his own to DOJ employees, saying: “No matter what this (Garland’s) memo says, you are protected by federal law if you contact my office to blow the whistle on the improper politicization of the Department of Justice by Merrick Garland and Joe Biden.”
Federal Law protects whistleblowers that report illegal activity to Congress by the DOJ and the FBI, but Merrick Garland tried to cover it up by intimidating and silencing them.
(More: On Aug. 31, 2022, an attorney representing several FBI whistleblowers said agents have told him they have lost confidence in FBI Director Christopher Wray.)
Three, concerning deceit, greed, murder, and more: on Sept. 2, 2022, it was reported that a large peer-reviewed study of more than 88,000 people in Brazil found that taking the proper amount of Ivermectin every 15 days for a minimum of 6-8 weeks reduced Covid-related deaths up to 92% compared to those who did not take it.
This large study confirmed dozens of other studies from all over the world that were mocked or censored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Big Pharma, social media platforms, some politicians, Anthony Fauci, and others (perhaps because so much money is involved, and globalists are using Covid to control people and establish their New World Order).
It also confirmed testimony by doctors and scientists before the U.S. Senate in 2021 that said thousands of lives could be saved by approving Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of Covid.
Some doctors and medical workers were threatened with the loss of their licenses and jobs for recommending the use of Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.
Officials should immediately approve the use of these treatments.
Multitudes are dying, and people that oppose the use of these treatments should be held accountable (liable for suits, loss of their license, jobs, etc.).
Four, concerning the Second Amendment to the Constitution: gun ownership, and the fact that some Americans believe that they need to own guns to prevent the surrender of America’s sovereignty to a world government, protect their right to own property, vote, protect their freedom of speech, freedom of religion, etc.:
In June 2021, Pres. Biden said, “If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.”
On Aug. 30, 2022, it was reported that Biden said, “For those brave right-wing Americans that say it’s all about keeping America independent and safe, if you want to fight against the country, you need an F-15. You need something a little more than a gun.” Biden went on to say, “No, I’m not joking.” (Note: Biden had U.S. marines standing behind him when he said he is not joking.)
Many Jan. 6, 2021, protestors are still in prison, and some Biden critics are accusing Biden of threatening to use the U.S. military against U.S. citizens if there are more protests in the future.
This is the same Biden that called for 87,000 armed IRS agents that are “willing and able to participate in arrests, execution of search warrants, and other dangerous assignments.”
Critics believe Biden was saying citizens need to give up their rifles and pistols because they are no match for the weapons (planes, bombs, etc.) the U.S. military has.
Know that Biden wants to disarm America’s citizens and unite the free world to bring in the New World Order (to surrender America’s sovereignty to a world government).
The accusation that MAGA Republicans are the greatest threat to democracy in America is false.
The greatest threat to democracy in America is the New World Order and Satan’s minions that are pushing it.
When the globalists own everything and the WEF declares that everyone else owns nothing, everyone is supposed to be happy.
When the Federal Reserve freezes or seizes our bank account because of something we said, did, contributed to, angered them, etc., we are supposed to be happy.
Biden appears to be threatening U.S. citizens that are not happy with America’s corrupt legal system (threatening U.S. citizens with prosecution and imprisonment for months like the Jan. 6 protestors), threatening U.S. citizens with the military (with planes and bombs), threatening U.S. citizens with IRS agents that are armed and willing to arrest citizens, etc., and he is not joking.
As I see it, he is threatening to unite America by force, and that is extremism.
Biden and other world leaders seem to be creating problems to eventually justify the surrender of every nation’s sovereignty to the New World Order, and they seem to be anticipating trouble.
Consider these facts:
The World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) could have approved Ivermectin for the treatment of Covid and saved lives, but they wouldn’t.
Biden could pump more oil and natural gas to lower energy prices, help the EU, everyone in the U.S., etc., but he won’t.
Biden could close the U.S. border with Mexico and stop sex trafficking, the deaths of children, fentanyl deaths, etc., but he won’t.
Biden could crack down on the release of dangerous criminals in large cities, reduce crime, etc., but he won’t.
Germany didn’t have to shut down 17 nuclear reactors and become dependent upon Russia for energy, but Germany did.
The Netherlands and Canada didn’t have to cut fertilizer production with food shortages looming, people going hungry, etc., but they did.
Many things are happening that make it difficult to believe world leaders are having bad luck or making stupid decisions.
Every day, it is easier to believe they are deliberately creating problems to justify the “Build Back Better” agenda (Great Reset, World Government).
It is very likely that between now and 2030, world leaders will declare that it will take a world government to solve the world’s problems.
The globalists and climate change crazies believe there are too many people on earth, so people freezing to death in the EU, starving to death in Africa, dying from drug overdoses in the U.S., dying trying to cross the U.S. border, same-sex marriages, aborting babies after birth, etc., is okay with them.
During the Tribulation Period, these people who are the real extremists won’t be troubled by the tracking, persecution, and death of those that disagree with them (because they believe there are too many people on earth, and because there will be shortages of food, energy, etc.).
Human life doesn’t mean anything to them.
Five, concerning Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and a cashless society: on Sept. 1, 2022, Zero Hedge posted an article by James Rickards (DailyReckoning.com) about this.
In my words, here is some of what Rickards wrote:
Digital (A digital currency is not physical money, not paper money, etc. It is an electronic form of money, a number that represents money).
Controlled by a Central Bank (Not your local bank, a government-approved bank. In the U.S., that bank will be the Federal Reserve Bank, and your bank account will be at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank).
The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank and MIT are developing a U.S. CBDC now and are expected to complete the development phase soon.
Cash won’t exist.
Using digital currency creates a record of what a person buys and sells.
The Federal Reserve Bank will be permitted to charge you for managing your account, freeze your account, seize your account, force you to spend what you have by a certain date, etc. (if they don’t like something you said, did, bought, gave to, or whatever).
Here is a link to the entire article:
Six, on Aug. 31, 2022, it was reported millions of U.S. citizens are lining up at food banks because they can’t afford the high food prices.
Seven, concerning inflation: on Sept. 3, 2022, it was reported that the IRS has admitted that it sent 1.1 million Covid-19 stimulus checks worth 1.3 billion dollars to people in prison, some serving life sentences (people in prison get free food).
Eight, concerning the final Gentile world government (The kingdom of Antichrist; The New World Order): Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzar it will be a divided kingdom of iron plus clay (Dan. 2:41).
Other Scriptures teach that this kingdom will be divided into ten divisions or regions with a king over each division or region for a total of ten leaders or ten kings (Dan. 2:44, 7:24; Rev. 17:12).
The statue is made of materials (gold, silver, bronze, Iron) that represent nations or groups of nations, so it seems reasonable to me to believe that the Iron plus clay represents nations too.
It also seems reasonable to me that if the iron in the upper legs of the statue represents the Roman Empire, then the iron in the feet of iron plus clay represents the Revived Roman Empire plus other nations or groups of nations.
I have long taught that this one-world government will be divided into ten regions with one leader (king, czar, whatever) over each region (It will be a G-10).
It won’t be ten regions in a revived kingdom of Iron (the EU). It will be ten regions in the kingdom of iron plus clay (the EU plus Others).
Each region will appoint a leader or king, giving us ten leaders or ten kings. The Ten Kings are a prelude to the rise of the Antichrist.
The United Nations established the European Union as the political pattern (or model) for the other regions to follow.
By establishing the EU as the pattern for other regions, every region will be organized the same way politically.
This will make it easier to merge the regions into a one-world government.
On Jan. 21-24, 2015, a group called the World Economic Forum (WEF) met in Davos, Switzerland.
These Globalists agreed to speed up the development of regions of nations all over the world.
Speeding up the development of regions of nations will require the nations to speed up the surrender of their national sovereignty.
Those that want to verify that I have been teaching that the world will be divided into regions for a long time can:
Go to “raptureready.com.”
Scroll down to “Featured End-Time Writers” and click.
Go to “Daymond Duck” and click.
Scroll down to the Search Engine at bottom of page.
Type in the word “regions” and click.
Links to three of my Rapture Ready articles should pop up:
Having said this, on Sept. 6, 2022, Geri Ungurean posted a video of Alex Newman (Senior Editor of TheNewAmerican.com) titled “Merging Nations into Regions” Key Part of “Great Reset.”
Newman says, “The deep state is taking a pause on globalization and moving the agenda forward with regionalization.”
As I understand it, Newman was saying the deep state will create regions of nations before they merge them into a world government.
Here is a link to the 16-minute video:
Know that the World Health Organization (WHO) is drafting The International Pandemic Treaty calling for “Regional Czars” that can require nations to obey WHO mandates; so, if the deep state is moving toward “Regionalization,” the rise of the Antichrist will soon follow (see Rev. 17:12-13).
Recall also that on July 19, 2022, UN Sec.-Gen. Guterres and WEF founder Klaus Schwab witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a strategic partnership and to accelerate “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
Thank God for the Rapture, but woe to those that are left behind when many people have a reprobate mind (can’t think clearly) and evil is no longer restrained.
Finally, are you Rapture Ready?
If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.