‘Vile, Satanic Attack’: Gunmen Kill at Least 50 Worshipers and Children at Church on Pentecost Sunday in Nigeria
On Pentecost Sunday, gunmen shot at worshippers and set off bombs at a church in southwestern Nigeria. They are thought to have killed at least 50 people, most of whom were children.
Legislator Ogunmolasuyi Oluwole said that the attackers came to St. Francis Catholic Church in Ondo state just as people were starting to gather for worship.
Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu wrote on Twitter that the attackers “will be found and made to pay for their crimes.”
Canadian Pastor Who Was Arrested By ‘Gestapo’ Police For COVID Violations Warns Of Tyranny Coming To America
Update: 4/16/22 Canadian pastor Artur Pawlowski, who became famous for opposing COVID restrictions and being arrested multiple times is speaking out on how the same type of authoritarianism he experienced will soon be present in the U.S.
The Canadian pastor first made headlines in April when he asked “Nazi” police officers and health care officials to leave his church building before he was arrested a few weeks later for holding worship services.
Last week, Pawlowski traveled from the U.S. back to Calgary in Alberta, Canada, where he was arrested upon his arrival. Faithwire reported that the Canadian pastor was met by police at the airport, where they handcuffed him on the Tarmac and charged him with “failure to wear a mask.”
“I came to the United States with a simple warning,” Pawlowski said in a conversation with Fox News‘ Laura Ingraham last week. “You’re next. If they came for me, be sure of it, they’re coming for you as well.”
Pawlowski, who leads the Calgary’s Street Church in Alberta, Canada, called the police who arrested him “masked gangsters” and individuals who he “couldn’t even consider…officers of the law.” During Easter this year, Canadian police officers entered his church without a warrant. The visit was said to ensure the church was complying with COVID restrictions, which required an indoor maximum capacity of 15%, social distancing, and mask-wearing.
“Get out of this property!” Pawlowski shouted at the police. The Canadian pastor called them “Nazis” and “Gestapo,” referring to Nazi Germany’s secret state police. He added, “Nazis are not welcome here.”
Pawlowski shared that the experience called to mind his years growing up under Soviet communism in Poland, calling his childhood a “disaster.” He described how police would “break into your house five in the morning, they could beat you up, torture, they could arrest you for no matter what reason they would come up with.” The Canadian pastor said that his experience in Canada was a “flashback” to his childhood in Poland.
“You came to freedom…This is feeling very Soviet to me,” Pawlowski said. He admitted that he was facing up to four years of prison for the charges filed against him. The Canadian pastor lamented, “I was handcuffed like a common criminal, like a terrorist. They wanted to break me. They wanted to show the whole world ‘You see what we do to those who dare to speak against our tyranny? If you will follow…you’re next.”
During a seven-minute statement at his sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Pawlowski said that he and his brother, Dawid, were being persecuted by Alberta Health Services and are now considered “political prisoners,” the National Post reported.
The Canadian pastor, who presented himself as a “political prisoner of conscience,” accused the AHS and politicians of “penalizing anyone that is opposing their unconstitutional medical tyranny” and likened today’s situation with the Nazi period. Pawlowski said that they could “lock us up and throw the key away, but our political imprisonment will shout even louder about the hypocrisy.” Source: christianitydaily HNewsWire HNewsWire
Whether or not Christians should be radicals depends on how the word is defined. Many people in history have used the name of Christ to inflict terror, persecution, and genocide upon those with religious differences. That form of radicalism was never condoned by Jesus—who was Himself a radical. His message of love, forgiveness, and mercy was at direct odds with the accepted views of the day. He refused to fight back when attacked (1 Peter 2:23), to allow Peter to defend Him with violence (Matthew 26:51–52), or to condemn the woman caught in adultery (John 8:4–11). Those were all radical acts for that time and culture. One reason some people turned away from Christ was that His requirement of giving up everything for His sake was simply too radical (Luke 18:22–23).
The decision to follow Christ is itself a call to radical living. Jesus said that “anyone who wants to follow Me must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me” (Luke 9:23). That command is at extreme odds with our flesh’s desire to please itself (Romans 7:21–23). It challenges worldly wisdom, which preaches self-fulfillment as our highest aim (1 John 2:15–17). The cross is a radical thing, and declaring Jesus as Lord of our lives involves a dethroning of Self and complete abandonment to His will. We must be willing to go where He leads, do what He says, and love Him more than life itself (Matthew 10:37–38). The lifestyle changes that follow such a commitment are considered radical by those who fall within the world’s definition of “normal.” Those who claim to know Christ yet refuse this radical lifestyle are called “carnal” (1 Corinthians 3:3). Jesus calls such professing Christians “lukewarm” and says He will spit them out of His mouth (Revelation 3:16).
The antisocial atrocities that are often synonymous with radicalism are in direct opposition to radical Christianity. Jesus calls His followers to seek the best for others, to love our neighbors, and to be peacemakers, even at great personal cost (Galatians 5:14; Matthew 5:9; Luke 10:30–37). Jesus’ teaching known as The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3–12) is His call to radical living. He requires His followers to take the high road, to “turn the other cheek” (verse 39), and to “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (verse 44).
For the past half-century there has been, in America, an increasing push to privatize religion. The courts have reaffirmed the desires of the ACLU, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, American Atheists, and others, to see all vestiges of public expressions of faith eradicated. What you want to believe in your own personal little heart about God, or the tooth fairy, or whatever you want to call Him or it, is between you and your god. But don’t bring it into the public square.
Systematically, Bible distribution in schools, public displays of the Ten Commandments, nativity scenes on public property, and public prayers in Jesus’ name are all being removed by a left-leaning, black-robed oligarchy.
The New Tolerance
It goes beyond mere privatization, however. Now, there is even a desire to move into the realm of regulating moral conscience. Atheist leader, Richard Dawkins, has suggested that it is child abuse to teach your children to believe the tenets of Christianity as being objectively true.
Many evangelical leaders in America have predicted the coming of religious persecution in America. In his 2014 inauguration speech as President of the National Religious Broadcaster’s convention, Jerry Johnson predicted a move against freedom of speech in Christian broadcasting, on the basis of supposed, “Hate Speech” legislation.
At a national homeschooling leadership conference in Chicago in 2010, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, former pastor of the historic Moody Church in Chicago told the audience they should encourage Christian homeschooling parents they serve to teach their children about the history of religious persecution as a part of their education. Dr. Lutzer has authored a book entitled “When a Nation Forgets God: 7 Lessons We Must Learn from Nazi Germany.” Author and radio host Eric Metaxas describes the book this way: “It clearly and powerfully explains what the parallels are between Germany’s fall from grace and the beginning of our own fall.”
Christian leaders like Dr. Albert Mohler, Russell Moore, and others, and even former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia have suggested the possible threat to religious liberty posed by the SCOTUS’ decision on same-sex marriage. What happens if a Christian college or seminary is required by law to allow same-sex dating on campus?
We’ve already seen nationally televised court cases regarding Christians who have refused to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples, or Christian county clerks who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The fact is, it is not enough for atheists, homosexuals, socialists and cultural leftists to have their own freedom and equality to believe whatever they believe (freedom which most Christians fully support). No, they want to ensure that Christians are not permitted to live out their own faith and convictions without retribution. This is the legacy of the New Tolerance movement. The doors of religious liberty are closing once again in Russia, after a brief twenty-six-year limited window. Are the doors of our four-hundred-year window of liberty closing? Frankly, that answer will be determined by what this generation of Christians in America does in the next ten years.
Christians are being ignored and marginalized in America, ridiculed in industrialized nations, driven underground and persecuted in multiple countries, and slaughtered by militant terrorists and rogue regimes in Africa and Southeast Asia.
On Palm Sunday, two Coptic Christian churches were targeted in Egypt by Islamic terrorists. The first church attacked was St. George Church in Tanta, a city approximately 80 miles north of Cairo on the Nile Delta. The bomb that exploded in Tanta killed at least 27 people.
Three hours later another bomb went off in front of St Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, killing another 17 worshippers.
According to NBC News, “Egypt’s Ministry of Interior said the bomber in Alexandria belonged to the same terrorist cell that killed 30 people in December when it blew up a chapel next to Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral in Cairo.”
In Egypt going to worship in a Christian church is risky business. On any given Sunday service of praise and adoration could turn into a day of persecution and annihilation.
The distance between Atlanta and Cairo, Egypt “as the crow flies” is 6,362 miles. We may tend to think about what happens in Egypt doesn’t really impact us. We falsely conclude that since we don’t know much about Coptic Christians and since Egypt is too far away to be on our radar, the slaughter of Christians in that far-away land is too insignificant and remote to affect us.
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Dr. Michael Youssef, a native of Egypt and pastor of Atlanta’s Church of the Apostles, spoke at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s chapel and highlighted the risk posed by radical Islam. He stated, “Islam today, particularly in the form of Islamists, is one of the two most dangerous threats to the Christian church. The second one is, of course, secular humanism.”
Then Youssef added, “The challenge for us Bible-believing orthodox Christians is to articulate the Christian faith lovingly, thoughtfully, truthfully, and fearlessly. Remember this, that whatever we do, we must never ever compromise the fact that there is no name under heaven given to man by which they must be saved other than Jesus.”
I agree with Dr. Youssef, but in America, the persecution of Christians has not yet expressed itself in physical maltreatment, but in Christians losing their jobs because they have articulated their faith or chosen to live out their faith. For example, Dr. Eric Walsh and Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran lost their jobs because they dared to express their biblical views on traditional marriage. Barronelle Stutzman, a Washington florist, has been sued because she refused to compromise on her Christian convictions and fears she will not be able to live out her faith without government punishment or interference.
I also recently read about a young university student named John who was assigned to write an opinion piece. The required theme was “traditional marriage.” John felt it was his duty to express his honest opinion and explain how he was grounded in his faith. The professor was annoyed that John claimed the support of the Bible for his views. The paper was rejected as a “sermon,” and given an F with the words “I reject your dogmatism” written at the bottom by way of explanation.
When state governmental leaders fail to provide necessary religious liberty legislation and a state’s institutions of higher education discriminate against Christians for expressing their Christian views, one has to wonder what will be the next infringement against the “free exercise” clause of the First Amendment.
Some of you reading this may think I have some kind of persecution complex, but I do not. I have never expected the Christian life to be a picnic. Jesus never said the Christian life would be all honey and no bees, no work and all ease. In fact, He said quite the opposite.
The New Testament portrays Jesus as preparing his disciples for the reality of persecution from the very early parts of his ministry. Consider what he taught, for example, in Matthew 5:10-12:
“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you (NASB).” Source
1st Peter 16 “Yet if any man suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begins at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.” Can persecution come to America? Its beginnings are already here if you look around you. We see where anything that speaks of God or His Holy Word, brings condemnation from a dying, rebellious world. The news is full of the report of one courageous woman in Kentucky, who would not bow to judicial pressure to issue same-sex marriage licenses to gay couples.
In this country, we have the freedom to stand against unjust laws that circumvent clear biblical morality. Our country and its leaders (sic) have gone rogue in subjecting this country to laws that were not meant for free people. I am reminded of what the founding fathers wrote when they broke away from the tyranny of England in the Declaration of Independence: “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” How can we continue to live under government tyranny without taking back what we loaned to others in the government to represent us…? Is it so far gone that we have not got the power to take back our own government? I find this the fault of the pastors that stand in our pulpits that have failed to preach and stand for righteousness and fire up their congregation and men of goodwill to stand for what is right and what this country was founded upon.
I’m not advocating revolution, although I’m sure there are many people are just about fed up with this direction the country is headed in. I’m reminded of a quote by our 3rd President of the USA when he said: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Thomas Jefferson And let no one be mistaken, there are men who believe in this country and will take up arms to defend her. I believe that is what the implementation of JADE HELM is all about, because the powers that be, know that the American people are getting fed up. This will promote more persecution and marshal law, and if you are labeled a right-wing extremist, a conservative, religious, a Christian, or a patriot, then you have been branded as a threat to the government.
You may not think of yourself as a “domestic right-wing extremist”, and I certainly do not, but the truth is that patriotic Americans and conservative Christians have been repeatedly labeled as “potential terrorists” since this present POTUS became president. If this had just happened one time, it would be easy to dismiss. Sadly, there has been a steady pattern of this happening over the past several years. Large groups of people that are the heart and soul of this country have been systematically demonized over the past 7 years. When you consider what history has taught us, it is absolutely chilling to think about what this could eventually lead to. Is this what those reports of FEMA camps, mass coffins, and NSA spying on every person’s personal information leading to….PERSECUTION? THE FIRST AMENDMENT UNDER ATTACK We have been given alienable rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. The ACLU from their own website describes what we call the 1st Amendment to the Constitution: “Our country’s founders — who were of different religious backgrounds themselves — knew the best way to protect religious liberty was to keep the government out of religion. So they created the First Amendment — to guarantee the separation of church and state.
This fundamental freedom is a major reason why the U.S. has managed to avoid a lot of the religious conflicts that have torn so many other nations apart. The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment prohibits the government from encouraging or promoting (“establishing”) religion in any way. That’s why we don’t have an official religion of the United States.” Most everything in the above quote is correct, but the point missed from the above clause that even the ACLU turns a blind eye to is that the government protects the free exercise of one’s own religion. We have freedom of religion, not freedom FROM religion. The statement of separation of church and state is not found in our original documents but came from a letter from Thomas Jefferson to a set of Christian pastors who worried about a theocracy coming to America.
The phrase is lifted from this letter and is not part of our governing laws, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the landscape of this country today. GAY MARRIAGE FOUGHT IN KENTUCKY So a firestorm has developed over one little county clerk who stood on her religious freedom to not condone a practice that would conflict her conscious of religious freedom and the right to practice that freedom by rejecting a spuriously and flagrant violation of God’s Holy Word. She stood on the clear commands of written laws given by God concerning the abomination of homosexual sins.
She believed God when He said: Leviticus 18: “22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination. “ Romans chapter 1 “24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” 1st Corinthians 6. ”9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (homosexuals), nor abusers of themselves with mankind” This county clerk took her religious convictions seriously and would not violate her Christian beliefs and issue a piece of paper condoning sin by her signature on a marriage license.
This part of her job was not present when she was elected to her position..Mind you, this lady is a Democrat and was sent to jail by a Republican judge, so the issue is not about Democrat vs. Republican ideology..No, it’s about what this country was founded upon…Religious freedom!!! Some say that she should have resigned or vacated her elected post if it conflicted with her conscience. Yes, she could have rolled over and given consent by being absent from the duties she was lawfully elected to do, but would that not have said she was wrong in her beliefs by doing so? Would she not have been denying her Lord Jesus who wrote down His commandments for righteous living in public, or in private practice? I think it would have been so. I got into a long back and forth debate on Fake-Fact-Checker Facebook when this same question arose over whether Kim Davis was wrong in her actions. One thing I quickly learned, no matter what evidence you provide that God condemns this act of immorality so perverse in God’s eyes as calling it an abomination, the liberal left, the Progressives (Communist, same thing) will try and shout you down.
They will mock, curse God using expletives, start name-calling, and I’m sure foam at the mouth as they rail against your God-given beliefs of moral behavior according to God’s Holy Word. It is their right to not believe (granted), but it also my right to believe…If they refuse to believe in the God of the Bible, that is their freedom to reject the message, but on the flip side, it is my right to believe and voice my opinions about what God says and quote scripture to back it up. Each should have the respect of varied opinions and beliefs without resorting to verbal abuse. But get ready folks, if it happens when you speak anything of God even on Facebook, it will get exponentially worse as we grow closer to the judgment of God coming down on this country to the run-up of the Tribulation in any public forum. The godless masses won’t tolerate anything that speaks of God in any form and will brand those that do as bigots and haters. And to some degree, they already are doing so. Just look at one case in point. See what is happening in our armed forces? Our POTUS…you know his name, informed the highest-ranking military generals and admirals of our military, that if they couldn’t support the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” over homosexuality in the military, then they should resign.
Many did resign. Chaplains have been ordered to not use the name of Jesus when counseling or ministering to any of our men and women in uniform. Religious freedom has been stifled in the public arena. This Usurper in chief promotes unrighteous living at every turn, and he calls himself a “Christian”…fat chance. Not by definition of a “follower of Jesus Christ” he’s not. The man worships at the altar of himself. HOW DID WE GET HERE? This all began when this country through a decision by the Supreme Court to ban prayer in public schools back in the 1960s, which eventually led to the ruling over a “woman’s right to choose” to have or not to have an abortion. It wasn’t about freedom to choose, but one person denying the right of another person to life, even in her own womb. It’s been a slippery slope from that point on.
America has grown more Godless as time has progressed. Then look at the “Defense of Marriage Act” or DOMA that was law in this country and this usurper in chief, who took an oath to uphold the law, decided on which laws he would enforce and those he would look the other way and not enforce. At every turn, he has made his own laws by executive order and failed to uphold the Constitution which is the LAW of the land. Of course, the argument can be made that we have elected our national moral condition decline by putting this man in office. Or that God has given us this man to bring the beginnings of His judgment upon a nation who has abused the freedoms given to them by God and turned their back on Who has blessed this nation like no other nation in all of man’s history.
The freedoms that we have enjoyed since the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War was won, now nigh 235 years is rapidly being shredded in the place of being “politically correct” and morally depraved. Almost no one trembles at the Word of God or before God Himself in our present society in America. We have become proud, although broken generation, glorying in our self-esteem and positive thinking. Our self-centered idea of ourselves looks at flesh as if it were a god, but has lost respect for the true God. Since we do not need to fear Him, we do not respect Him and are therefore slowly replacing Him with an impersonal god more on our human level. I saw that first hand in my aforementioned debate against a self-expressed atheist who embraces Buddhist beliefs of a man being his own god.
I shudder to think what would have been the result if the exchange had been face to face. This person got so offensive in his language that if we had been sitting across from one another, I can envision him rising to strike with his fist. As I mentioned, I believe that this same kind of intolerance for anything that is of God and His Word will find even more persecution as the Tribulation hour approaches. This object intolerance is of Satan, the devil. Even now, pastors in churches have been jailed for speaking God’s truth and the authorities have arrested them for hate speech. I find that ludicrous, as it the same as warning a motorcyclist to wear a helmet to avoid splattering his head all over the pavement and in doing so it is called hate speech, because you infringe on his right to be a danger to himself. Men of conviction speak of God’s law and sin to warn those who are lawless in their conduct toward a Holy God.
They are concerned about their spiritual lives and wishing to follow the leading of God’s Holy Spirit. But men do not want to be told that they are sinning. The Fake-Fact-Checker Facebook page reinforced that concept, that men do not want to be told that what they are doing is wrong according to God’s Word. Christians are just standing in their way of having a “good” time. We are stifling their ability to form a “utopia” on earth where everyone can be and do whatever they want to do, regardless if it’s right or wrong. Jesus warned us in John chapter 16: 1 “These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. 2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 3 And these things will they do unto you because they have not known the Father, nor me.” Satan is working overtime, as he knows his time is running short, so if he is going to have any chance of winning over the one True God, he must make God out a liar and he is searching for anything that would accomplish this.
He has been trying for almost 6000 years to avoid the penalty that he knows is coming. So he uses men against other men to attempt to thwart God’s plan for mankind. It all started with the people that God chose as His own, the people of Israel who gave us Jesus even in unbelief, where Christianity was born and has spread to the whole world. Christianity has flourished to the four corners of the globe to reach every tribe and every nation in our modern world by means of telecommunications, television and the internet. Jesus proclaimed what we are seeing right now: Matthew chapter 10: 34“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to “set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” 36 And “a man’s foes will be those of his own household.” We may face persecution in our jobs, because of our beliefs…again, see what has happened to Kim Davis in Kentucky? At times, we may receive social persecution within a community.
We are often excluded from friendships that would normally be extended to us as they are to others who are not of the truth of God’s Word. Sometimes our children face this more directly in school than we do in the neighborhood or market place. But it’s out there waiting to invade our safe place and make our lives more uncomfortable. I wonder, as you are reading this, how many of us would have done as Kim Davis has done? Would we have stood up to an angry crowd that I’m sure became abusive and loud when she followed her faith and conscience and would not issue gay marriage license? Would you have been willing to go to jail for the crime of religious freedom? Would you have gone along with the crowd, as her deputy clerks did when they issued a marriage license in her absence in fear of contempt of court of an unjust ruling? It is a difficult choice that we all may have to make before Jesus comes for His chosen bride.
Without a doubt, the most intense persecution will begin with those of a religious bent and culminates with the civil authorities. Christ received His most frequent attacks from the religious leaders, those with the greatest spiritual pretensions. The scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees all attempted to ostracize Him or destroy the validity of His teaching. In the end, the ecclesiastical authorities called upon the civil authorities to administer the savage beating and execution. As the Beast arises, we can expect its persecution to follow the same pattern. PERSECUTION WILL GROW INTENSE As I’ve explored in past messages, there is coming a push for a New World Order and a One World Religion. This has been proposed for the last 23 years since 1992 and the acceptance by 176 countries of the U.N.’s Agenda 21 and now is evolving into Agenda 2030, which I covered in my last message. If you missed it, you may review it here: http://www.churchofgod-usa.org/1/post/2015/08/pope-francis-the-save-the-earth-prophet.html There will come a time when a government that has been formed to cover the whole earth will arise and demand allegiance to laws and commands that are in direct conflict with God’s commands. A religious authority that will proclaim that all should worship an idol that shall be erected in the Holy of Holies in the newly built Temple in Jerusalem.
Revelation: “15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man, and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
I’ve often wondered what kind of image this false prophet will cause the whole world to worship this image. Obviously, the whole world cannot go to Jerusalem to bow before an idol much like what King Nebuchadnezzar in ancient Babylon when he set up his golden image. So how will this be accomplished? I don’t really know, but a good friend of mine postulated that the only way that the whole world will be able to see and worship the beast of Revelation is through a television broadcast into every home. Now we know that even today, Gallup Polling knows who is watching what program. Is it inconceivable to believe they will devise a means of tracking who is worshiping, and who is not? Will they be able to see into your living room and see how you respond, and if you bow or not? Seems far-fetched in some aspects, but with technology the powers that be will figure out how to keep tabs on those who are loyal to the Beast Power and who are not…who will worship, and who will not.
And if you worship, or take His mark, then that person is doomed for all eternity. We in America have been virtually isolated from the evils that have grown rampant in the last several years in the rest of the world, but is it starting in America with the intolerance for anything that goes against the agenda that these New World Order elites envision? Will you compromise your morals and convictions and submit to their agenda? As we bump up to the coming of Jacob’s troubles, known as the Tribulation, will it in fact get harder to be a patriotic American, a conservative, and a Christian? The answer is a resounding ….YES…yes, it will.
How will you be able to stand firm….? Will you stand firm? In this hour of man’s last gasp of human government, when the persecution starts, you must arm yourself with weapons of war: Ephesians chapter 6, “10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 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. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” My friend, we could see persecution that could come knocking at your door, before Jesus comes back to remove His bride from this planet. Many pray, even as I do, that Jesus will come soon.
Many point to this month as something major happening in the world. The coming of Jesus, the implosion of the economy of this fallen world, the nation of Israel going to war with Iran, and many other possibilities that very well could come to pass, but of the one that we all hope for, the coming of our Lord, what if it doesn’t happen this month, or this year…what if God tarries and holds back His Son from coming based upon His perfect will? Then the above verses will take on a completely urgent need and meaning. I pray Jesus is ready to burst on the scene but prepared to be fully armed with my weapons of spiritual warfare.
What about the rest of you? Those who see the world going to “hell in a hand-basket”. The morals of the nation called the USA and the rest of the world becoming more permissive and evil beyond what you ever thought possible is right before your eyes. Can you imagine what it will be like if the world becomes a 1000 times more wicked and dangerous with people dying all around you? Or you yourself, you loved ones and those you care about dying a painful, horrifying death what that will be like? That is what is coming during the last 7 years of human history, called the Tribulation. How can you survive should you enter that time period…? Most likely, you won’t survive. For the God of Heaven will rain down on earth unimaginable wrath for the sins of mankind, that I for one, do not wish to be here to witness.
A madman called the AntiChrist will be the complete dictator and terror of this God-forsaken world and will destroy all who do not follow him, and worship him as a god; but Jesus wishes to give all who call upon His name, “VICTORY” over this world, and reign and rule with Him for a thousand years…How do you say? John chapter 3: 16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For sent not His Son to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved”. It’s so simple, that a child can do it…become as a little child and believe on His name and follow Him in Spirit and in Truth. Persecution is coming, but we who stand on God’s promises will overcome whatever is thrown our way…In Jesus Name.
MY MISSION IS NOT TO CONVINCE YOU, ONLY TO INFORM…
Evil men don’t understand the importance of justice, but those who follow the Lord are much concerned about it. ~ Proverbs 28:5
Jesus come quick, there is nothing left in society that’s sacred….
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