Can you hear The Approaching Hoof-beats?

One doesn’t need be an Einstein to figure out that the world is in peril. The media outlets as well as the internet are bombarding us with over-information/disinformation. It’s nearly impossible to find what is truth.

There is one source that never fails in delivering the truth, The Bible. As Hal Lindsey used to say, “The Bible is more accurate than today’s headlines”. If you drink the drink of the mass media and big tech, you’ll certainly be in a state of despair, fear, and hopelessness. It’ll latch on to you as a blood sucking leech and drain you into oblivion.  I’m not saying, do not be informed as to what is going on. Just be apprehensive and investigatory and run everything you see through the lens of God’s Word. Believe nothing you hear, half of what you see, and ALL of God’s Word!!

Right now, I see God starting to send shots across the bow of humanity. Time is getting short, and Divine Judgment is coming. We are getting a subtle taste and warning of what is to come. God in His lovingkindness and longsuffering sends warnings, and warnings, and warnings…  Many perceive things are really-bad now, but they really aren’t, not yet at least.

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)

Knowing this, it also warns us that one day the door of the ark will slam closed and all on the outside will perish in the Wrath of Almighty God.  But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. (Revelation 22:15)

Have you ever had a sample at the grocery store? A small taste of what you get in the full package. Knowing that these current events are NOT the opening of the seals, they do indeed seem as if a small sampling of them and what is to come — In the distance can you hear the hoof-beats of the horsemen?

The First Sample (Antichrist)

Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. (Revelation 6:1–2)

Antichrist. What do we know about antichrist? Is it a spirit? A man? A system? Look at the condition of humanity and you will hear his hoof-beats.

A spirit:

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. (1 John 4:1–6)

Therefore, the spirit of the antichrist is ALREADY in the world. Sound familiar? The utter denial that Jesus as fully God and fully man, just as He says He is. It deludes us with false teachers, false theologies, and a distorted view of a Jesus we do not recognize. John says to “Test all spirits” Indeed so, test all spirits, premonitions, teachings, and so-called prophets, new revelations, against the backdrop of God’s written Word. If it does not align with the written word, it is a false spirit of antichrist at play. To my point, if you are not reading The Bible, how in the world will you have discernment? How will you be prepared for what is coming? What weapon do you really have other than the Word of God? And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; (Ephesians 6:17) For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) Get in HIS Word and sharpen your sword. Keep it sharp and be ready for battle.

One need only open their eyes a but a little to see this spirit at work in the world. A spirit of deception and lies that have even infiltrated the church. Take note, that the so-called church in the world is not the true body of Christ. There is and has only ever been a small remnant of true born-again believers in the church.  Most churches are built on shifting sand and not the SOLID rock of Jesus Christ. “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” (Matthew 7:26–27)

A Man?

Indeed so, the man of sin will come into the world as a leader that we call “the antichrist”. The one spoken of by scripture:

And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, (2 Thessalonians 2:8–9)

He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time. (Daniel 7:25)

As you see this rider is the opposite of Jesus in every way. The Real Yeshua is faithful and true, the false one is performing lying wonders.

He will be a false Christ an imitation of the real one. NOTE**This rider is not to be confused with the white horse in Revelation 19:11: Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. (Revelation 19:11) This Rider (rev 19:11) is Jesus Christ.

A System?

Biblically, we call this system “The World” This system is also antichrist. Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:4b)

 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. (1 John 2:15–16)

We are told to not conform to this system: And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2)

We know this system HATES God and truth. “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. (John 15:18–19)

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)

This system as an un-holy and un-just form of religion with sacraments such as abortion, practice of sexual perversions, murder, strife, envy, and so on… Sound familiar? being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:29–32)

This White Horseman is to be set forth to conquer and dominate all aspects of human life, politically, spiritually, and economically. It’ll be like a high-tech Nazi Germany thousands of times worse, and on a global scale.

The Second Sample (War)

When He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.” And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him. (Revelation 6:3–4)

This is the loss of peace and the conflagration of global war. Can you hear this hoof beat? Just look on the TV or internet at the foremost world event at this moment. War in the Ukraine. 

Currently the country (Russia) with the world’s largest nuclear arsenal of approximately 5500 warheads is mired down in the first major European war since WWII. What folks really do not fathom is how close we are to nuclear war, more so than the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.

War is nothing new to mankind. It has been with us since Cain murdered his brother. However, this current war (birth pang) has connotations of total global conflict for the first time in the nuclear age. These advanced weapons of mass destruction are readily available to any nations (despotic or not) that desire them. They are many, and more easily obtainable as each day passes.

The capability to kill with unprecedented efficiency has never been at the level it is now. It is also getting more lethal by the day. When this Horseman arrives on the scene, his warfare will be unlike anything humanity has seen yet.

Our news is permeated with war and conflict. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. (Matthew 24:6)

The Third Sample (Famine)

When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.” (Revelation 6:5–6)

Look at the stores now as of this writing. Shelves are empty, shrink inflation is out of control, and disasters are happening to fertilizer facilities daily in the news. The war in Ukraine also will burden the global food supply.

We will have this sample upon us soon I believe. Food shortages are already becoming reality. The current shortages are a major inconvenience to world and will effect food supplies. Again, it’s another warning shot across the bow of what will come later. When this Rider does arrive, it’ll be horrific. It’ll be 1970’s Ethiopian famine times a thousand on a global scale. An entire day’s wages for a quart of wheat. That’s enough to feed yourself but not your family… As you can see the inflation spiking upward on a global scale. My friend John [1] observed: “Do you notice those empty spaces on some grocery shelves as well as hard to obtain, or even unobtainable products, with numerous businesses closing shop? Any prophetic implications here?

The Fourth Sample (Death)

When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:7–8)

Over the last few years, we have certainly seen a sampling of this. We had a global pandemic which albeit bad, it is nothing like others before. However, this current one sparked global fear and permitted leads and governments to start stripping away rights of the people in the name of safety. Nevertheless, many people have perished from it. When the real seal is broken, the world will be begging for the good old days of Covid again.  

What do we do?

My friend Pastor John concluded a similar article [2] with this:

ARE WE READY? WHAT ABOUT OUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS? In other words, WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT? DO WE REALLY CARE (about others as much as we do about ourselves)?”

Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20) …!

“Things are getting hotter and will literally come to pass shortly and suddenly

Knowing we are being warned by The Almighty, what course shall we take? How do we Prepare?

1. Now is a good time to get right with God if you are not. Is there oil in you lantern? “Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’“But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’“Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour. (Matthew 25:11–13)

Are you saved?

2. Are you in God’s Word every day? If not, How can you be prepared to give a defense of what you believe? How can you discern truth from error? How will you know God’s will, and way? You are in a war! If you are not exercising your spiritual muscles you will be overwhelmed and unfit for what is coming. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16–17)

Make no mistake, the last few years have been a small sampling of what is to come. I believe we are experiencing the birth pangs Jesus spoke of at the Olivet discourse (Matt 24).

I don’t know about you. But, I certainly can hear HOOF-BEATS coming. Be Ready!

Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” (Luke 21:28)

Shalom, Brian

Footnotes

[1] John Pisarek Teacher-Feature

[2] Five Major Events That Introduce The 7-Year Tribulation Period

YES, PLEASE BE DISTRACTED, WHILE THE REAL MONSTER IS ABOUT TO POUNCE

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I do not know about Yuinz (Pittsburghese for you all) but I am sick and tired of being distracted with tools of fear, deceptions, and bad testimony.  While you are looking at the distraction, a real monster is lurking in the labyrinth and poised to tear us sunder and devour us.

knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:20–21)

FEAR:

COVID and Vaccinations. It is a distraction and a tool of deception designed to turn us all against one another. I am by no means dismissing the disease as I have had it and survived. It is real, that is a fact. HOWEVER, it is not the Black Death or even REMOTELY as devastating as the Spanish Flu.  After-all, it does have a 99% survival rate. I do not know about you, but I like those odds.

Honestly, I am suffering from Vaccine information fatigue. LOOK, if you want to get it (vaccine), knock yourself out and go for it. I am quite sure as a free individual you can make such choices for yourself. If this Vaccine is the END ALL, BE ALL, MAKE YOU SAFE, jab, and YOU are worried about COVID, then YOU get it. Do not worry about me and other FREE individuals who do not want it. If we being the uneducated crazy Jesus freak Christians do not want to get it, what is the big deal? After-all, if what you are saying is TRUE (and it’s not) that we are all going to die unless…, then I would think YOU would encourage us not to get a Vaccine and be rid of us. Oh, by the way, I thought you Leftist were all about CHOICE over one’s body. I mean we can’t ask about what’s going on in that Planned Parenthood Facility, where little Jane of 16 is exercising her reproductive rights without parental consent. So then, if mandated Vaccinations become reality, then truly I DO NOT have a right over MY body, then I guess YOU should totally abolish abortion? Hmm, seems a fair trade. Indeed, I’ll line up for the Vaccination does 1, does 2, Delta variant, Echo variant, and whatever else Pfizer deems I need injected into me if it’ll end abortion. Yeah, I know that is not going to happen.

BAD TESTIMONY:

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: (1 Peter 2:21) We are called to give testimony of Jesus. However, when Christians wear the name of Jesus and act UN-Christlike, that is called bad testimony. When you wear the name of the Lord and act counter to His will and His way you are truly taking the Lord’s name in vain.

Over Vaccinations people are turning on one another even among professed believers. Again 99% survival rate. You see Abraham Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself, cannot stand.” I think he read that in a book somewhere. “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. (Matthew 12:25b)

While the UNBELIEVING world looks at us Christians what do they see? Indeed, a divided house. While were beating each other over the head about non-salvation issues such a Eschatological Rapture timing (or insert whatever topic here) saying those who do not agree with us are of Satan. Unbelievers sit by and laugh at what a joke these Christians are.

Even among people I deem friends, I see this behavior. They are prominent people with considerable influence and followings, well, I will not mention names. Let’s just say there is this lady from the Midwest and a pastor friend of hers that stated something like this “If you don’t agree with this certain Rapture timing, you are of Satan” This in turn set off this guy (rightly so) from NY that now lives in the UK, who happens to have a different Rapture timing view.  He was all outraged over this, and I agreed with him. Fast forward sometime later, that same person is now decrying those who do not agree with his Return timing as of Satan… What goes around comes around, eh? Point is, when those that are seeking the Lord see this behavior, it puts them off. Both unnamed individuals, I happen to love and agree (mostly) with, both divide God’s word very well. Yet, they both also have given bad testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore it will put people off and drive them away or worse. Into the arms of deceivers. So much for: Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31–32)

DECEPTION:

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; (2 Timothy 4:3)

There is no shortage of false teachers and influential Christians that have veered so far away from the truth. I just heard an interview with Amy Grant. Of course, Amy has a backslide or two (as we all do in life) But, now she is full blown out there with heresy.

“That’s why, to me, it’s so important to set a welcome table. Because I was invited to a table where someone said, ‘don’t be afraid, you’re loved.’… Gay. Straight. It does not matter. It does not matter how we behave. It doesn’t matter how we’re wired,” Grant asserted. [SOURCE]

It does not Matter How we behave? Are you serious? Sadly, this is where many of ” So Called Christians” are these days. If behavior does not matter then why did Jesus say this: And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:23) “Practice Lawlessness”, Hmm. I think it does matter how we behave. I am a pro at Repenting as I miss the mark too. Yet, I am not comfortable, nor do I affirm my failings and sins. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

That is Mercy and Grace. Ms. Grant is advocating licentious living. There are FAR too many influential Christians and Pastors who have embraced full blown error. You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; (2 Peter 3:17)

Greater Series: Abolishing Apostasy (Hebrews 6:1-8)

THE APOSTASY MONSTER

The point of writing this is not to rant on COVID Fear tactics, Christian infighting, or False Christian’s It is to serve a wake-up call that we are NOW currently undergoing full blown moral collapse and apostasy. Studying these things since the mid 1980’s I always knew these days would come, perhaps even in my lifetime. Well now, they are at hand. I am not happy about this decline and falling away, Yet I have Joy that each day is a day closer to the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  I CAN NOT stress enough for you all to get into the Word of God. Start working your Spiritual Muscles.

Than you will know things will get worse. Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, (1 Timothy 4:1)

We know the world is being conditioned to take the mark of the beast. We know people will get tired of craziness and fear and a leader will come and fix this all by proclaiming peace and safety. The masses will place their trust in this leader. BUT, For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3)

Years ago, there was a movie about poker called Rounders. There was a quote in it that went something like this “If within 5 minutes you don’t spot the sucker that the table. You’re the sucker” QUIT getting caught up in despairing news designed to distract you away from God.

We know what is coming, let’s act like it! Quit punching yourself in the head putting out imaginary flames and get busy to share the Gospel with those who need it!

Shalom,

Brian

Judgement Is Coming to America

So then, does it surprise you that corruption is entrenched not only in political establishments, but social as well. The United States I believe is corrupted beyond repair. I really do not foresee any revival coming. In-fact, I believe the near future will unleash further rounds of abominations that are normalized. What is next? Pedophilia? Bestiality? Of course, the masses will applaud and approve undoubtedly… who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” (Romans 1:32)

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There are a lot of fellow believers insisting God will spark a revival. Of course, that would be preferable. No doubt, all things are possible with God. Did He not send Jonah to Nineveh?  But even the long-suffering of God has its limit and conclusion. We only need to look at the Great Flood to see just that. When the door of the ark was closed, that was it. All caught outside the ark were destroyed and damned to everlasting contempt.  Let us consult our Bibles, shall we? Speaking of Noah, Jesus told us:

But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” (Matthew 24:37–39)

Just like the days of Noah… What were those days like exactly? Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5) Evil Continually upon man’s heart. Ouch.  Are we there in this present day? No, not quite. However, we are RAPIDLY progressing towards that day. Until then God will send us warnings and raise up voices to call to repentance. He always has. This is a universal truth concerning all nations. As nations are concerned God will judge them accordingly.  Also take note… If God did not spare His people (ancient Israel and Judea) national Judgment, He most assuredly will not spare us.

Let’s compare the laundry list of charges:

You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.” (Deuteronomy 12:31)

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And they built the high places of Baal which are in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I did not command them, nor did it come into My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.’” (Jeremiah 32:35) Right, we see that sacrificing children is an “Abomination” to the LORD. We are guilty as charged to the tune of 60 million unborn babies sacrificed upon the altar of feminism. Considering we are a Nation of around 330 million, 60 million is a serious chunk. That’s 10 times more than the number of Jewish people murdered in the holocaust. I also would bet WAY more than ancient Israel and Judea sacrificed.

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” (Romans 1:26–27)

as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (Jude 7)

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Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18)

How often did we see the celebratory approval of homosexuality or transgenderism? So much so, that one can NOT turn on a TV (Idiot Tube) without having this thrown in your face. It’s all the time and everywhere in the mainstream. Worse, it’s celebrated. I refer you back to Romans 1:32. Thus as a nation, we have embraced this as normal.

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:” (2 Timothy 3:1) Without a doubt I believe us to be in the last of the last days. If not quite there, then remarkably close.

For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,” (2 Timothy 3:2) Check all those boxes. Of course, these are not new and unique to our present day. However, these are mainstream norms of the present day.

unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,” (2 Timothy 3:3) The last year had this on full display. The amount of hatred out there is seething with venom. From rioters burning, pillaging, beating elderly with baseball bats, and despising law and authority. Not to mention slander becoming a norm. Fake news, anyone?

traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,” (2 Timothy 3:4)  Just look at the junk fed to our teens and young adults. The pleasures of life outweigh all. Our youth have become the “It’s all about me” generation, totally rejecting any form of guidance from their parents (or any authority), even to the point of betrayal

having a form of godliness but denying its power. (2 Timothy 3:5a) Just look how apostate the church has become. They much rather conform to the world than to God. Notice how they have a form of godliness but in all actuality, they have no power. They are dead in their sins and don’t even know it. Sadly, this is most of mainstream Christianity.  Nelson’s Study notes word this well: A form of godliness is an outward appearance of reverence for God. Denying its power describes religious activity that is not connected to a living relationship with Jesus Christ. As time progresses, people would begin to participate in religious activities that are empty. Their activities have nothing to do with a true relationship with God or with individual faith in Jesus Christ. {Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1997). The Nelson Study Bible: New King James Version (2 Ti 3:5). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers}.

It is this failing that is MOST disturbing. You may not know this, but we are amid a full-blown apostasy. There were some internal polls conducted by Lifeway on behalf of Ligonier ministries (State of Theology) last September where it cited: 22% of US Evangelicals believe in “gender fluidity” rather than that people have a God-given gender that is either male or female. Really now? That is Evangelicals who obviously have not opened their bibles in years. Not to mention when you filter the poll to all professed” Christians” those percentages skyrocket.  Here is a link to the [State of Theology poll] Go to the Data Explorer part and play around with the filters to look at the internals. I would say nearly 75% (Just a guess on practical experience) of professed “Christians” are apostates. It is getting worse as the years go by. To be sure, always there has only ever been a true remnant. Just as the Lord said: “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13–14)

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Brethren, I believe God is giving our nation over to depravity. He removes His restraint and lets people have/do whatever they want. With a church that is compromised and lawlessness going out of control. It will not be long until we totally collapse as a nation. Just look at the next generation. I do not think any free society would last under the indoctrinated social policies they hold as values. (Read Socialism) Freedom comes with one requirement. It is to do the right thing when nobody’s watching. Since we overall as a nation fail at that, we are not going to maintain freedom.

God is Love to be sure. However, God is Holy and lawful. His Wrath is like a huge rubber band pulled back so far and ready to snap. I urge you all to be prepared and make sure you have oil in your lamps.

Make sure you are not a “Nominal Christian” Test yourself to see if you are in the faith.  Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.” (2 Corinthians 13:5)  If you fail this test, turn to Jesus Now! You are not dead yet!

There can be nothing more horrific than to hear this: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:21–23)

If you are Saved and struggling. Repent and recommit to the Lord. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

 If you are not saved and managed to endure my writing to this point {CLICK HERE} For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2)

Shalom,

Brian

Reality Check… “US is ‘crumbling,’ God is only hope” (Franklin Graham)

“Thus the Lord was moved by prayer for the land.” 2 Samuel 24:25

With the coming election and now mass hysteria over the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there is a sense that sanity is spiraling out and the US is foundering about to be swallowed unto the depths of the dark sea.  Some good decent folks think that all our hope rest upon the re-election of Donald Trump, filling the vacant Supreme Court seat, and destroying the left in an electoral bloodbath. While I may share concerns and agree with the urgency of keeping the Marxist from dismantling liberty and freedom, I can not disagree more with the sentiment of “OUR HOPE” affixed to a mortal man or a political institution. If my Hope rest in Donald Trump, then Huston I got a problem! Brethren let’s keep us focused upon the Lord God Almighty and only Him. I CAN NOT state this enough, all this political and social upheaval is a distraction of the enemy (Satan) to steal your peace not just tranquility of peace but total peace (Shalom) only God can provide us.

 Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. Psalm 146:3

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Trump supporter based on his stances within the issues that my faith and conscious dictate to me. I’m not advocating putting our heads in the sand and sitting idly by as our very liberties are stripped away. I’m advocating to place the Lord first in all your matters and disconnect from the background noise of daily political punditry. For example, I like Mark Levine a lot, but I just can’t listen to him very much. He (as mostly all pundits do) starts off calm and cool and by the end of the segment he is shouting all fired up (not unlike I do).  Ok, I get it. I’m not happy either but, will shaking my fist in passionate anger solve anything? Well, yes, it does. It pries me from worshipping God and placing my trust in Him and His plans and His will for us. Afterall it is Him that truly places our leadership over us.  “It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding. Daniel 2:21

This coming Saturday Franklin Graham will be hosting  Prayer March 2020  He knows our nation is facing a perilous time. He correctly advocates that prayer and supplication to the Lord is the recipe for success concerning the current issue. That the only hope for the human race is found in only one name. The Name of Jesus, which in Hebrew is Yeshua which means Salvation. In a Christian Post interview Franklin Graham nails it on every point asked. He stresses that ONLY GOD is where our hope rest.

Excerpts from christianpost.com interview with Franklin Graham

“I think there’s kind of a boiling point here with many people. We have seen injustice on our streets and some of our communities. The frustration that people aren’t heard, that people are marginalized. It seems that all of this is boiling at the same time,” he said, noting that these tensions are accentuated in an election year where politics often exploit the issues.

Yet no one can solve the spiritual darkness besetting America, he emphasized.

“Republicans cannot fix it; Democrats cannot fix it. Only God can,” Graham asserted.

God and His ways have been removed from government, schools, and in society more broadly when the country needs more, not less of Him, he said, adding that the United States is “crumbling.”

“I don’t see our nation able to go much further unless we repent and call upon the name of Almighty God,” he said.

Asked if he believes that a remnant of praying people exists in the nation and if he has hope for a Great Awakening, the evangelist replied that it’s hard to say.

“For many in the church today, they’re comfortable and a lot of our pastors don’t want to rock the boat,” Graham said. Many will not speak out on hot-button social issues, insisting such topics are “political” when they are moral matters where churches must be bold.

Yet because they have ignored such great sin and the responsibility to speak against it, he doesn’t know if there will be revival.

“I don’t have entertainment; I don’t have music. We are coming to pray, to pray for our country, our leaders. And by starting at one end of the Mall and going to the other it’s an opportunity for us to walk together and to show unity,” he said.

The evangelist went on to explain that though he does not have any hard proof of this, he believes that many Americans are quietly reevaluating what they believe and prioritize, spiritually speaking, in light of the chaotic events of 2020.

“I just sense there is something moving in our country. I don’t believe that our country is going to be spared from God’s judgment. We are not a Christian nation. We are a secular nation and the secularists are wanting to strip God out of everything,” he said.

“Maybe this election could possibly slow that down,” he added, “but we know there’s going to be a one-world system one day. We know that people aren’t going to be able to buy, sell, or trade unless they have the mark of the Antichrist. We know that there will be a great war.”

“We see God’s judgment coming against this earth for the rejection of His Son and we see the Lord Jesus Christ coming back triumphant to establish a new Heaven and a new Earth. We know how the last chapters of history are written.”

“I think we’re kind of in that period of time on God’s clock where some of these things might just be beginning to unfold. To say that we’re not going to be able to reset God’s clock, in the sense where He’s going to change His mind, no it’s written. But He might delay just a little bit.” [source]

Brethren, we must keep our eyes on Jesus and not look at the storm raging all around us. And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Matthew 14:29-30 

While we don’t totally understand why God allows the storm to engulf us, we must trust that He knows what is best for us.  Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD.  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

Let us all keep our eyes upon Him and place all our trust in the Lord He will not forget a single one of you that truly seek Him.  And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalm 9:10

Regardless of how this coming election pans out, know that it is in the Will and plan of God. That He is your only hope for true peace, and the kingdom of heaven of where our true treasures lie. Even if the worst possible people come into power. Let it not be a source of worry or contention. “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Matthew 6:25

Lastly, please accept this benediction:

The LORD bless you, and keep you;  The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you;  The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace. (His Shalom) As my good friend Pastor Jeff Kipp always adds. “The world didn’t give it to you, and the world can’t take it away.”

Shalom,

Brian