There is much talk of food scarcity these days. They call it “food scarcity” to be more palatable for western people who are not used to famine. But, essentially, it is famine that is coming, and along with it is an economic collapse and an overwhelming realization of their loss of liberties.
As Christians we all likely have read by now the story of Joseph near the end of the book of Genesis. After enduring the rejection of and betrayal of his brothers, slavery, a false accusation that lands him in prison for years, and a prison-mate who upon being released initially forgot how much Joseph had helped him. Then, Pharaoh had a dream, and the prison-mate remembers Joseph’s interpretation and fulfillment of his own dream. Thus, Pharaoh called for Joseph to interpret his own disturbing dream of the fat cows and emaciated cows, the full, beautiful ears of corn and the dry, inedible ears of corn. And Joseph explained to Pharaoh that both of his dreams were one and the same, and was doubled because God was certainly and very shortly going to bring it to pass. It was then that Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of the whole land of Egypt and Pharaoh’s household as well, and Joseph had all the excess, abundance of grain stored up in every city for seven years. At the end of those seven years of abundance, everyone becomes overwhelmed by great loss and hunger, not just in Egypt but also the surrounding areas. And God used the dream of Pharaoh and the interpretation of Joseph in order to supply in time of great need.
It has been said by many Christians that we as Christians are to be storing up food for our families and to share with others. But no where in the gospels did Jesus ever say that “when you see everything coming to pass store up food to share.” No where in the gospels did Jesus say, “you all are to be like Joseph storing up food in that final generation.” Not even the Apostle Paul said this, nor John, nor Peter, nor James or Jude. Instead Jesus said to lay up treasure in heaven (Matthew 6:19-21), and to trust Him for our daily bread (Matthew 6:11 and Luke 11:3). After all, man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4).
What is clear from Scripture is that a time was coming and is here of a famine of the word of the Lord. “Behold the days are come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord” (Amos 8:11). It is clear from Scripture that we are to be ready in season and out of season to share the hope that we have in Christ (2 Timothy 4:2). This means, that on good days and bad days, perfect moments and imperfect moments when we feel sick or down or overwhelmed or are grieving a loss that we are to be ready to give an answer of hope to those who have none. And we are to be redeeming the time for the days are evil. This redeeming of the time carries with it the concept of “seizing the day” or seizing the moment and not letting it pass us by. It is a merchant’s metaphor used here for merchants would “diligently observe the time for buying and selling, and easily part with their pleasure for gain” (Matthew Poole’s Commentary, https://biblehub.com/commentaries/ephesians/5-16.htm). Even so, we as Christians are to “5Act wisely toward outsiders, redeeming the time. 6Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone” (Colossians 4). Again, redeeming the time means to grasp the moment you are given for a productive purpose of presenting the Gospel of hope.
And indeed, incredibly dark, cold, and hard times are coming upon America, the likes of which Americans have not known, times of scarcity and lack, times of discomfort and want, overwhelming times of great palpable evil. But, God has called His Church, His Body, His Bride to be lights, to extend hope and to be aware that the greatest needs will not be physical nor even emotional, but spiritual. For the greatest lack is of spiritual bread, spiritual water, spiritual clothing, spiritual bank accounts in the heavens.
You see, if we are to be like Joseph at all then we are to be the spiritual Josephs of this generation. And in the famine that is coming, and when disasters hit, we are to open up those spiritual storehouses of Biblical grain to nourish and point them to Jesus. They may thirst, but their greatest thirst is for the Living Water (John 4 and John 7). They may think they only hunger physically, but they are hungry for the Bread of Life (John 6). They may think they are only upset because they want new clothes, but really they need the Robes of Righteousness to clothe their spiritual nakedness (Isaiah 61:10, Revelation 3:17-19). They may be intent upon their loss of finances or their home or their cars or other worldly goods, but they are clueless as to their great need to buy of God gold refined in the fire. Indeed, even earthy Christians who are so tied to this world will need to be reminded of this like the church of Laodicea in Revelation 3.
Be ready Christian. Be ready. Having gone through your own trials like Joseph, be ready to give an answer. Be ready with the Word of Life. Be ready with the rivers of living water bubbling up from deep inside you. Having faced the lion and the bear like David, be ready now for Goliath. Take up those 5 smooth stones and run out to take on the giant. Sink that stone into his forehead and then take up his own sword and chop off his head. Get up oh Christian for the days are upon us wherein people are desperate for the word of hope that we have, for the treasures of salvation that we have, for the hope of eternity that we have! Forget about your comforts or discomforts. Forget about your comfort zone. Let go of your past whether good or bad, let go of all inadequacies and rise up, for the time is now! Is not His grace sufficient for you? Is not His strength made perfect in our weakness?
The field is white unto harvest, the storm clouds are brewing, the sun is setting, and Jesus is coming soon to take up His Bride and then pour out His wrath upon the earth. Wake up! Get up! Rise up! All that you’ve memorized in Scripture, all that you’ve learned from the Bible, all that you’ve believed even through your own tribulations, good times and bad, all that you’ve stored up in your knowledge bank, it is time to share it, to extend it, to offer it to this generation of darkness that is desperately in need. Be bold! Be courageous for the Lord our God is with you!
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. 2For behold, darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness is over the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you, and His glory will appear over you.3Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” (Isaiah 60)
I don’t have time to build a case here today. I simply want to get this information out as soon as possible.
At hour 1:34:23 mark of the “FlashPoint LIVE Omaha | Mike Lindell, America & The Church (9/15/22),”https://rumble.com/v1kbltz-flashpoint-live-omaha-mike-lindell-america-and-the-church-91522.html, Hank Kunnamen speaks down about Christians who dare to say that America needs to repent by questioning how many would need to repent “to satisfy what YOU think is enough repentance for God to move.” And he goes on to say that just like Moses, “YOU as a person makes a difference in this country. And I don’t care how many people get up and demand that we repent for the ten thousandth time. THIS MAN IS STANDING BEFORE THE FACE OF GOD AND SAYING YOU WILL REMEMBER YOUR COVENANT AND YOU WILL SAVE AMERICA!!!!”
To this I will respond with Jeremiah 7, “1The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, 2“Stand in the gate of the Lord’s house, and proclaim there this word, and say, ‘Hear the word of the Lord, all you of Judah who enter in at these gates to worship the Lord!’ ” 3Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. 4Do not trust in these lying words, saying, ‘The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord are these.’” What was going on here? The false prophets had been using the Temple as a sort of good luck charm, and had persuaded the people that God would never destroy His own Temple and thus would never have Jerusalem or the people overthrown. After all, God had to bless the place called by His name. He had made a covenant with them, and He could not and would not dare to break it. And the people believed these lying words.
Jeremiah 14 states, “13Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, the prophets say to them, ‘You shall not see the sword, nor shall you have famine, but I will give you [b]assured peace in this place.’ ”14And the Lord said to me, “The prophets prophesy lies in My name. I have not sent them, commanded them, nor spoken to them; they prophesy to you a false vision, [c]divination, a worthless thing, and the deceit of their heart. 15Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the prophets who prophesy in My name, whom I did not send, and who say, ‘Sword and famine shall not be in this land’—‘By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed! 16And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; they will have no one to bury them—them nor their wives, their sons nor their daughters—for I will pour their wickedness on them.’”
Fore indeed according to Jeremiah 23,
11“For both prophet and priest are profane; Yes, in My house I have found their wickedness,” says the Lord. 12“Therefore their way shall be to them Like slippery ways; In the darkness they shall be driven on And fall in them; For I will bring disaster on them, The year of their punishment,” says the Lord. 13“And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: They prophesied by Baal And caused My people Israel to err. 14Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem: They commit adultery and walk in lies; They also strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one turns back from his wickedness. All of them are like Sodom to Me, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.
15“Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets:
‘Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, And make them drink the water of gall; For from the prophets of Jerusalem [f]Profaneness has gone out into all the land.’ ”
Even so, God Almighty reminds them in Jeremiah 7, “12“But go now to My place which was in Shiloh, where I set My name at the first, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of My people Israel. 13And now, because you have done all these works,” says the Lord, “and I spoke to you, rising up early and speaking, but you did not hear, and I called you, but you did not answer, 14therefore I will do to the house which is called by My name, in which you trust, and to this place which I gave to you and your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh. 15And I will cast you out of My sight, as I have cast out all your brethren—the whole posterity of Ephraim. 16“Therefore do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them, nor make intercession to Me; for I will not hear you…28“So you shall say to them, ‘This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth. 29Cut off your hair and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on the desolate heights; for the Lord has rejected and forsaken the generation of His wrath.’”
How dare Kunneman (with those on stage and present in the audience agreeing), how dare he persuade the people that they and the nation need not repent??!! False prophet! He is a FALSE and LYING PROPHET!!!!!! I call you out! I say it like it is! False. You are FALSE!!!
And I warn all Christians everywhere to not listen to this man nor any message that he speaks nor any word of prophecy he may have. Do not take him seriously. He is a false prophet, prophesying lies in God’s name, and God will indeed deal with him.
Wake up Church!!! Wake up, oh Christian!!! Deception is rampant, and seducers are waxing worse and worse, deceiving an being deceived (2 Timothy 3:13). Do not follow them! Hold fast to the word of God–the very word of God that washes us clean, that makes us without spot and without wrinkle!!!!! (Ephesians 5:26).
This article is a warning. It is a warning to Christians to begin right now practicing discernment. Don’t just accept something someone says as from the Lord because you agree with it or because it sounds good. We are to test the spirits behind that message to see if they are from God (1 John 4:1).
After finally getting to the beginning of the interview of Barry Wunsch who was supposed to “be discussing fresh revelation regarding Donald Trump, America, Canada, exposure of leaders and more…” according to the website summary, I realized there was something wrong. No, not with what he was saying necessarily. Actually, I cannot remember what he was saying because what he kept “doing” was so pronounced. As he began praying at about the 10 minute and 35 second mark, he made loud, strange outbursts. Immediately following the prayer he started sharing what he said the Lord told him early in the morning of September 22, 2022 at 4:56am. Of course I was trying to listen to what he was saying in order to weigh the words carefully, but was suddenly taken aback by more loud outbursts — lots of them. It was then that I no longer dismissed these outbursts but recognized them for what they are: demonic.
Andrew Strom a few years back exposed them as Hindu “kriyas” that “enlightened” individuals demonstrate involuntarily. This is explained in the youtube video produced by Andrew Strom called “Kundalini Warning” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r5fMUct_co&t=4s. Another short video taken from another of Andrew Strom is one entitled, “Bill Johnson, Bethel and the New Age — Shocking — Kundalini Warning — False Spirits,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wKPjf1mjb8
How does Kundalini manifest? According to https://occultist.net/kundalini-awakening-symptoms/ some of the many symptoms of Kundalini are “Involuntary movement of the body (occurs more often during meditation, during moments of rest or sleep): spasms, tremors, feeling of an inner force that pushes oneself to put oneself in postures or to make movements in unusual ways. (May be the case of a misdiagnosis such as epilepsy or “restless leg syndrome” or ekbom syndrome)” and “Spontaneous vocalizations (including laughter and crying) – as involuntary and uncontrollable as hiccups.”
The website https://www.whenkundaliniawakens.com/kundalini-awakening-symptoms also says that some of the many symptoms of Kundalini are “Constant insights and “downloads”…A sense of something moving inside you, like an electrical current or a bloodstream you can feel. At times it can feel like overflowing water, fire, or wind…Shaking of the entire body or involuntary jerking of different parts of your body known as “Kriyas”. Kriyas can also manifest as the body going into spontaneous Yoga poses – even if you never practiced Yoga before…Vivid dreams and lucid dreams.”
To wrap things up very quickly here, Barry Munsch is under the influence of Kundalini, and to put it in Biblical terms, a demon. No matter what good things he says or how much he says God woke him and spoke directly to him, do not believe a word he says. Kundalini and the Holy Spirit do not mix any more than salt water and fresh water mix. Once the salt water enters the fresh, the fresh is no longer fresh and has been rendered undrinkable. Even so, Barry’s words have been contaminated with a Kundalini manifestation rendering the words contaminated and unacceptable.
God is calling Christians to be holy and set apart, to be separated wholly unto Him. The good news right now is not that America will be made great again or that what is coming will soon pass or that God is not finished with America or that God needs America to spread the gospel. No. The good new and indeed the BEST news that there is is that Jesus is coming back for His Bride that has made herself ready. That in and of itself ought to propel the Bride forward to preach the gospel speedily, live a holy life rooted and grounded in the cleaning word of God, and to get up and lift up her head for her redemption is drawing near!! Let’s quit wasting our time, and instead, redeem the time for the days are evil (Ephesians 5).
So, here’s what’s going on right now. Elul 29 in this Shemita/Jubilee year is swiftly approaching. What is Elul 29 and what is the Shemita? The Shemita is the Sabbatical year on the Hebrew calendar, and it comes every seven years. In the Biblical Sabbatical year all debt was wiped out. This happened every seven years on God’s calendar. Then every 50 years is the Jubilee which comes on the back of a Shemita year – in other words one flows into the other. In the year of Jubilee all land is to be returned to its original owner. (Deuteronomy 15-18 and Leviticus 25). On the Hebrew calendar Elul 29 is the last day before Yom Teruah also known as Rosh HaShanah.
Historically speaking on this day in American history Elul 29 has been a day in which financial collapses have happened (sometimes on the day sometimes right after). Elul 29 this year falls on September 24/25th on our calendar, and Yom Teruah begins the evening of the 25th on into the 26th. Remember the Jewish day begins in the evening. According to Jonathan Cahn in a Charisma interview of 2015, “In September, the Shemitah reaches it peak on Elul 29, the Day of Nullification, when all debt and credit are wiped away.” (https://www.charismanews.com/world/50468-jonathan-cahn-offers-biblical-insight-on-elul-29-the-day-of-nullification). It is also stated by a Kabbalistic Jewish website that “As the last month of the Jewish year, Elul is traditionaly a time of introspection and stocktaking — a time to review one’s deeds and spiritual progress over the past year and prepare for the upcoming “Days of Awe” of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur” (https://www.chabad.org/calendar/view/day.asp?hdate=6/29&mode=j) (and no, Holy Light Ministries does not advocate Kabbalah. This has been quoted only to make a point).
The Shemita and the Jubilee
Now, why is Elul 29 significant this year? In short, the Shemita year is rolling into the Jubilee, and historically speaking, that has been a time of financial upheaval. In a September 5, 2022 article of Holy Light Ministries entitled “What is Really Going On: The Final Seconds,” I stated, “…the leadership of this world are in league together and are plotting to change the monetary system, possibly even by the end of this year. And I want to remind you, that Elul 29, according to Jonathan Cahn in his book The Mystery of the Shemita, has always been an important date when it comes to stock market crashes and other not so nice things (if you don’t have the book, just google the topic and you’ll find lots of commentary on it). By the way, Elul 29 this year is September 25, 2022. On top of this, this year of 2022/23 is thought to be the year of Jubilee, which is an incredible time wherein God said that those who’d lost their land could regain it and those who owed money no longer owed it, and all debt large and small was erased (Isn’t God awesome?! – Deuteronomy 15 and Leviticus 25). And wouldn’t it be just like Satan to be a copy cat and use that timing to bring about his own concept of a “reset”? Something that makes me go “hmmmmm”.”
Financial experts have been warning recently and publicly of looming problems in the economy, including Jamie Dimon who is JP Morgan Chase CEO and Greg Jensen who is co–chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates. (sources listed below)
Furthermore, a member of the German Parliament and chancellor of the Christian Democratic Union party Friedrich Merz has warned recently, “Everyone will not forget September 24, 2022 and everyone will know exactly where he or she was” (http://endoftheamericandream.com/what-ominous-event-do-they-have-planned-for-september-24th/). A direct quote from the subtitles of Merz on youtube states, “… this twenty-fourth of September 2022 will remain in our memories . . .” And though Merz does allude to Ukraine regarding that date, it remains unclear as to what he thinks will have happened on that date. (Note: the chancellorship of this party once belonged to Angela Merkel until she retired in 2021).
And on top of what is about to happen in the economy and Ukraine, there is the incredible unfolding news regarding the building of the Temple in Jerusalem. For years they have had all the resources and money available to them to begin the building of the Temple, but they apparently lacked two things: red heifers and the right timing. It appears that on September 15th the right timing and the red heifers arrived in Israel. “The Temple Institute and Boneh Israel made a huge step towards reinstating the Temple service on Thursday when five red heifers landed at Ben Gurion International Airport…From the time of Moses, who personally prepared the first heifer, until the destruction of the Temple, only nine red heifers were prepared. Nonetheless, this was sufficient to maintain the ritual purity of the entire nation for almost 2,000 years. According to Jewish tradition, there will only be ten red heifers in human history with the tenth heifer ushering in the Messianic era. Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides), the most renowned medieval Jewish scholar known by the acronym Rambam, wrote in his explanation of the mitzvah that “the tenth red heifer will be accomplished by the king, the Messiah; may he be revealed speedily, Amen, May it be God’s will.””
The Temple Train and Passover 2023
To show that they mean business another article from September 7, 2022 states, “Israel is upgrading its already impressive international airport. The government is also working on a railway infrastructure that will bring international travelers directly from the airport to the Temple Mount. This will enable all 70 nations to come to worship God in Jerusalem’s House of prayer, a vision that the government has already hinted is their true intention. The Director General of the Airports Authority, Hagai Topolansky, announced that in 2023, Ben Gurion International Airport will open a new mega-terminal…In 2020, Israel’s Transportation Ministry said that it would move ahead with plans to build an extension of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed line that would directly connect Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. A proposal was made to name the future Temple train station after Donald Trump…Transportation infrastructure will play an essential role in the Third Temple as a “House of Prayer for All Nations.”…this pre-Messiah train phenomenon being played out to an even stronger degree with the new high-speed track that will bring travelers directly from Ben Gurion International Airport to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The train is expected to begin service in April, just in time for the Passover holiday.”
So, here’s the run down: the Temple train will be ready for passengers by Passover April 2023, there are perfect red heifers recently delivered to Israeli soil, financial experts are predicting “something worse than a recession” coming very soon, a German chancellor just predicted that September 24th will be a day we will long remember, the Russian economy has already crashed, Dr. Doom has predicted long and horrible economic crash in the U.S. no later than by the end of 2022, the Biblical Sabbatical year is merging into a the year of Jubilee, and the day of Elul 29 in which other economic crashes has happened is coming quickly upon us.
Though we do not know when Jesus really will return, and though we do not know what really will take place on September 24th or 25th or 26th or any day after or before that for that matter, I am called to warn others of what appears to be coming based on the signs at hand (Ezekiel 33). Indeed, we all are. Furthermore, Jesus wants us to be vigilant in prayer, boldly evangelistic, and fearlessly looking up for our redemption is drawing near. There are far too many who think we are called to be “Joseph’s” in a physical sense, meaning we are to be storing up all sorts of food and supplies. In reality, Jesus never eluded to Joseph and never told anyone to store up food when you see all these things coming on the earth. Instead, Jesus called us to trust the Father for our “daily” needs (Matthew 6:11; Luke 11:3; Luke 12:13-34). Think about that. Daily. Indeed, if we are to be like Joseph at all, it would be in a spiritual way in that we provide people with spiritual food that they need to get through this overwhelmingly dark and demonic time. ““Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord GOD, “That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of hearing the words of the LORD” (Amos 8:11).
Please view the link to JD Farag’s Prophecy update. It is very insightful, poignant, and powerful. Be blessed as you listen to this precious, godly man who is eagerly excited about and longing for Jesus’ appearing (2 Timothy 4:8). As always, Pastor JD has presented documented sources all pointing to the life-changing fact that the clock is winding down, that time is nearly up, that the final seconds are indeed on the clock, and Jesus Christ is indeed coming SOON. No, there will be no “rising up”, no “taking back”, no “making great again,” just a looking up and a being snatched up and Jesus coming back again. As Pastor JD said, “You can have this world. Just give me Jesus.” Amen.
I remember September 11, 2001 like it was yesterday. I know what I was doing, and where I was going, what I thought, what I felt, and the fact that I nearly joined the military because of it. My heart swelled with pride at the speech of then president, George W. Bush, and I completely supported the war on terror and the pursuit of finding weapons of mass destruction.
But, what if it was all a lie just like the pandemic has been a lie? What if we were all deceived back then, just like many are now? What if there is proof of that deception, just like there has been over the vaccine? What if so much of what we thought about that day of 9-11 was all wrong? Is this too much to fathom? And if so, why?
The ‘why’ is this: it leads to the bigger ‘what if’ concerning so many things we’ve believed to be right and noble and true and worthy of fighting for and over and on behalf of. But wouldn’t you rather finally believe the truth instead of continuing on in the lie?
It is not too late to learn the truth. And we must not forget that DECEPTION is what Jesus referred to as THE SIGN of the last days just before His return. The disciples had asked Him in Matthew 24, what will be “the sign” (singular) of Your coming and of the end of the age, and Jesus said, “Take heed that no one deceive you.” Why then do we scratch our heads in disbelief and shake our heads in disagreement over deception being everywhere? Why are we so surprised when even we ourselves have been deceived? After all, wasn’t deception the reason for the fall of mankind in the garden (Genesis 3)? Don’t let pride keep you from the truth now!
As you listen to Pastor JD’s prophecy update below on this 21st year of commemorating 9-11, may you have ears to hear and hearts to received what the Holy Spirit is saying (Revelation 2-3). And as Jesus also said, ““If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples. 32Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”” (John 8:30b-32).
Thank you, Pastor JD for being so candid, for not backing down, for not shrinking back, for not being timid. After all, perfect love casts out all fear (1 John 4:18), for God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and a disciplined mind (2 Timothy 1:7). May we too live in perfect love, exposing the darkness (Ephesians 5), walking in power, love and a disciplined mind.
Jesus is coming soon. Let’s not be living in deception. Let’s be ready!
A Christian teacher in Ireland has been jailed “for violating a court order forbidding him from going to the school where he works, after he was put on administrative leave during disciplinary proceedings over his refusal to use a student’s new name and gender-neutral pronouns…” Mr. Enoch Burke stated that calling the student by a gender neutral pronoun went against his Christian beliefs. In other words, Mr. Burke is being persecuted for being a true Christian who stood for the truth and would not, in effect call evil good.
Addressing this topic of good and evil, Isaiah states succinctly God’s words on this matter, “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! … 24Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes the straw, and as dry grass shrivels in the flame, so their roots will decay and their blossoms will blow away like dust; for they have rejected the instruction of the LORD of Hosts and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.” For indeed, “the LORD of Hosts will be exalted by His justice, and the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness” (Isaiah 5:16).
I encourage each of us as Christians that when we see the school buses out and about driving by our homes or stopping in front of us, or as we send our kids or grandkids to school, let us remember to pray for the Christian teachers and Christian coaches and Christian students and Christian parents, really for all Christians, especially now. The days are getting darker by the nanosecond — but the darker the night, the nearer the dawn.
And here are some ways in which we can pray:
“14Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16holding fast the word of life…” Pray that they “Walk as children of light 9(for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them… walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
Along with the full armor of God passage, may we especially, pray “19… that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20…that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”
Pray also “…3that God would open…a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ… 4that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.5Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. 6Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.”
Pray, Pray, Pray
Indeed, we all must “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving…” (Colossians 4:2), “…18… always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints…” (Ephesians 6), pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and may we also ourselves live out all the passages above with all diligence and perseverance and courage, for the time is short and Christ’s return is nearer today than yesterday. “11And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” (Romans 13). Amen. Indeed, the night is far spent, and the day is very close at hand. Though the darkness is deep, the faint dawning of the light of day is about to blush the sky with glorious light!
Be not afraid, dear Christian! Jesus is coming soon! Let’s be ready!
Holy Light Ministries
Story of Irish Christian teacher found at this link:
What is transpiring today, even as I write and even as you read this article, Satan and his human co-conspirators are conjuring up how to make their next move. And it appears that that next move will be a financial one. Nation after nation, in lock step with the plans of the World Economic Forum and its one world order United Nations Agenda 2030, are preparing to switch their currant currency to a digital currency. This digital currency will bring them one step closer – a very large step closer – to global control, for with this they will be able to track all citizens and cut off the funds of any citizen that does not cooperate with the new world order. A taste of this was seen not long ago in Canada when the protesting truckers had their bank accounts frozen, and many who had donated money to them were also cut off from accessing their money. Think also of China’s social credit score, and the EU’s mandatory COVID passports.
I want to encourage you all to watch Pastor JD’s prophecy update “Follow the Money” below. It is the first listed in the links, as well as Tony Koretz’s latest video “Prepare – Things are Rapidly Starting to Break Down” which is the second link listed.
Pastor JD Farag is very and exactly right when he says that anyone who thinks we have ten or more years in this world are horribly deceived.
Satan – god of this world
For those who are wondering why God is allowing Satan to do all this, I would remind them of 2 Corinthians 4:4 that speaks of the “god of this age” who has blinded the minds of unbelievers, and is the “prince of the power of the air” who now “works in the sons of disobedience” of Ephesians 2:2. Even Jesus does not dispute this in Matthew 4 when Satan states, “8Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”10Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ” Notice that Jesus did not correct Satan’s statement regarding the kingdoms of the world.
And as a further reminder, Job 1 states regarding Satan,
“6Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. 7And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?”
So Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” (Job 1:6-7)
The passage from Job 1 makes it clear that though Satan has access to the entire world, he cannot be everywhere at once. After all, he is not God. However, Satan has free access and power as the prince of the power of the air and the god of this world, but, he is limited. So, how then does he obtain control of the entire earth by Revelation 13?
The Beast of Revelation 13 to whom “The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority” had it “…granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. 8All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” And of the second Beast of Revelation 13 it is said in verse 12 that he “exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast…14And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
All Authority is from God
Now we know from Romans 1:1 that “…there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.” This means that all this authority that the Dragon has and then gives to the Beasts come from God. After all, throughout the Old Testament God used godless rulers to carry out His judgment upon His people and other nations. Just read Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, all of the minor prophets, the Psalms, and even the Pentateuch and you will see time after time after time, God uses godless rulers to judge His people.
Judges 2 explains, “14And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel. So He delivered them into the hands of plunderers who despoiled them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies. 15Wherever they went out, the hand of the Lord was against them for calamity, as the Lord had said, and as the Lord had sworn to them. And Judges 4:2 reads, “…the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord. 2So the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The commander of his army was Sisera, who dwelt in Harosheth Hagoyim.”
According to Daniel and Revelation, God will use Satan to bring about His purpose of judgment upon the entire world that has forsaken Him. From the riders of the four horses of the Apocalypse being given authority to do what they do, to the Dragon of Revelation 12, Beast #1 and Beast #2 of Revelation 13, and the Scarlet Beast of Revelation 17, all will be used by God for the sake of pouring out His wrath upon each and every person who has rejected God. Though it may not make sense to us, it is how God does things. And may we not forget what God Himself said in Isaiah 55,
“8“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. 9“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
So, if God has always used godless rulers for His purposes, why not use Satan and the Beasts of Revelation?
That being said, God never allows this authority to be used for long, but allows it to be used for the purpose of bringing His judgment upon a nation, nations, and in the end the entire world.
Judging the World
Now, why is God going to judge the world? Doesn’t He love it? Didn’t He send His only begotten Son to die for it?
Romans 1 explains, “18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them…24Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness… 26For this reason God gave them up to vile passions…28And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind…32who, 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.”
And 2 Thessalonians 2 says, “7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8And 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. 9The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
At the time of the end which we are swiftly approaching and are actually mere seconds away from on the heavenly time clock, God will shake the entire world, every nation, every ruler, every person, and literally everything. Why? According to Psalm 2, the nations raged and the people plotted a vain thing and took their stand against God and against His Anointed Son Jesus. They did not “kiss the Son”, but instead, will march on Jerusalem and array themselves to overthrow God Himself and His people. (“Psalm 2: Prophecy Unfolding Now,” https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2022/02/26/psalm-2-bible-prophecy-unfolding-now/) Furthermore, according to Isaiah 24, the inhabitants of the world are haughty and they have broken the holy covenant, transgressed God’s law, and changed God’s ordinance. In short, they have knowingly rejected God. (“Isaiah 24: The Shaking of the World,” https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2020/08/24/isaiah-24-the-shaking-of-the-world/ Isaiah 24 makes this crystal clear.
“1Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty and makes it waste, Distorts its surface And scatters abroad its inhabitants. 2And it shall be: As with the people, so with the priest; As with the servant, so with his master; As with the maid, so with her mistress; As with the buyer, so with the seller; As with the lender, so with the borrower; As with the creditor, so with the debtor. 3The land shall be entirely emptied and utterly plundered, For the Lord has spoken this word.
4The earth mourns and fades away, The world languishes and fades away; The haughty people of the earth languish. 5The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, Because they have transgressed the laws, Changed the ordinance, Broken the everlasting covenant. 6Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, And those who dwell in it are desolate. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, And few men are left.”
For those who may wonder why is this happening now, I would answer with a question, well, questions really. Why not now? If not now, when? When else in all of human history has everything been in such alignment? When else has Matthew 24/Luke 17 and 21/Mark 13/and all the prophets been so close to complete fulfillment? When else have we been on the cusp of the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse with God’s judgment of sword and violence, famine, pestilence and wild beasts (including microscopic) being seen worldwide?
And really, no matter when God would choose to bring all things to an end, that generation would always ask, ‘why now?’ I mean really when you think about it, when is the end convenient? When is persecution convenient for that matter, or judgment, or life?
The Shemita and the Year of Jubilee
Even so, the leadership of this world are in league together and are plotting to change the monetary system, possibly even by the end of this year. And I want to remind you, that Elul 29, according to Jonathan Cahn in his book The Mystery of the Shemita, has always been an important date when it comes to stock market crashes and other not so nice things (if you don’t have the book, just google the topic and you’ll find lots of commentary on it). By the way, Elul 29 this year is September 25, 2022. On top of this, this year of 2022/23 is thought to be the year of Jubilee, which is an incredible time wherein God said that those who’d lost their land could regain it and those who owed money no longer owed it, and all debt large and small was erased (Isn’t God awesome?! – Deuteronomy 15 and Leviticus 25). And wouldn’t it be just like Satan to be a copy cat and use that timing to bring about his own concept of a “reset”? Something that makes me go “hmmmmm”.
It appears that we are down to the final seconds. And yes, those final seconds can seem like an eternity. So, let’s stay awake. Let’s keep watching. Let’s keep praying. Let’s keep looking up, for our REDEMPTION is so close we can nearly touch Him! Jesus is coming soon! Let’s be ready!
Quote: “It’s not about the U.S. versus China. It’s about what underpins a world order is always the financial system…What we’re seeing in the world today, I think, we are on the brink of a dramatic change, where we are about to, and I’ll say this boldy, we’re about to abandon the traditional system of money and accounting, and introduce a new one. And the new one, the new accounting is what we call blockchain. It means digital. It means almost having a perfect record of every single transaction…It also raises huge dangers in terms of the balance of power between states and citizens…but also, this new money will be sovereign in nature…What I see are superpowers introducing digital currency. The Chinese are first. The U.S. is on the brink…The Europeans are committed to that as well. And the question is will that new system of digital money and digital accounting accommodate the competing needs of the citizens of all these locations so that every human being has a chance to have a better life. Cause that’s the only measure of whether a world order really serves.”
Quote: “The pope’s rescript, issued Aug. 23, clarifies the interpretation of a paragraph in the new constitution of the Roman Curia, Praedicate Evangelium, promulgated in March. According to Francis’ rescript, financial and liquid assets held in banks other than the IOR must be moved to the Vatican bank within 30 days of Sept. 1, 2022.The IOR, based in Vatican City State, has 110 employees and 14,519 clients. As of 2021, it looked after 5.2 billion euros ($5.6 billion) of client assets. Though commonly called a “bank,” the IOR is technically a financial institute, with no branches, working within Vatican City State to provide services to clients, which include the Holy See and connected entities, religious orders, clergy, Catholic institutions, and Holy See employees.”
Quote: “Whenever the White House says it is working on a plan that would transform a vital part of the U.S. economy, and that the administration is doing so with the “highest urgency,” it should go without saying that the press should pay close attention to what’s going on…On March 9, the Biden administration released an executive order (EO) instructing a long list of federal agencies to study digital assets and to propose numerous reports about their use and proposals to regulate them. Much of the executive order is focused on cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum, which run on blockchain technology and have become increasingly popular among many investors and consumers in recent years.But there is an even more important part of the EO: President Biden has instructed the federal government and Federal Reserve to lay the groundwork for a potential new U.S. currency, a digital dollar…Digital dollars…would be traceable and programmable. The Federal Reserve (or some other designated entity) would have the ability to create more digital dollars whenever it sees fit, and, depending on how the legislation is written setting up the currency, the dollars could be formulated to have various rules and restrictions built into their design. For example, a digital dollar could be crafted to restrict fossil-fuel use, to give bonuses to people for spending at particular businesses, to enact de facto price controls by disallowing users from spending too much on particular products, or even to redistribute wealth.”
Quote: “Pakistan’s interior minister is warning that outspoken critics of the current government could find their biometric identity cards blocked, leaving them without access to their bank accounts…Tyrannical government control over people’s freedom and finances has also been developing at unprecedented levels in several other countries, including communist China. And there are concerns about the European Union and the United States falling in line with the idea of digital identity monitoring as well. As CBN News has reported over the last couple of years, China’s move toward a cashless society with a digital currency mirrors how the entire world is literally being set up for heightened levels of government control…”There will be a point where the People’s Bank of China, the central bank of their country, is going to be able to look, peer inside of every single transaction, what everyone does, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” warned Bethel.This means if you are a human rights activist or a Christian, authorities can use this new technology to punish you if you engage in activities they consider to be anti-communist… Some are warning that the European Union is currently undergoing a “Chinafication.” As CBN News reported this week, the EU will reportedly test a new digital identity program for its citizens later this year with a rollout planned for September 2023.”
Quote: “One of its chief critics, European Parliament Member Cristian Terhes, was born in Communist Romania. He’s been warning of the EU’s so-called “Chinafication” since the EU made COVID passports mandatory. Terhes says, “Clearly we are witnessing right now, the ‘Chinafication’ of Europe, because we see what is happening in China right now with the social credit score, where the government is monitoring … all the people from the beginning to end, everything that they do, everywhere they walk. They control everything and watch everything. This is an example of tyranny.”…
“The EU insists the digital identity program will be voluntary. Skeptics are wondering how long before it becomes mandatory.European Parliament Member Rob Roos from the Netherlands asked, “How voluntary is the European Digital Identity Wallet? But even more importantly, how voluntary will it remain in the future? Because the European union always comes up with nice plans to eventually abuse it, to create more control.”The EU’s COVID passport was supposed to be temporary. Now Brussels wants to extend it until at least June of next year. COVID passports have been used to prevent the unvaccinated from crossing borders, entering grocery stores, using public transportation, and even going to their jobs. They have also helped fuel violent demonstrations the likes of which Europe hasn’t seen for decades…
Not only are digital IDs coming, but in Italy, the cities of Rome and Bologna have begun social credit programs that reward citizens for behavior that officials think will fight climate change, like using a bike instead of a scooter. A social credit system could be easily incorporated into a digital identity.
Austrian Catholic activist Alexander Tschugguel of the St. Boniface Institute, says that in any European social credit system, Christians will lose, because of their opposition to issues like abortion, which the EU views as a human right. “Therefore I do not want the European Union to have the possibility to look into everything I do, everything I say, everything I have and how I move and where I am at any time,” Tschugguel said, “Those systems are pushed by people who are highly anti-Christian.” Terhes warns that the EU’s new digital ID is the next step in a process in which the government in Brussels will micromanage every aspect of people’s lives.He said, “This is what makes the difference between a tyranny and democracy: When you know everything about what your government does, that’s democracy. When the government knows everything about you, that is tyranny.”” (emphasis mine)
Quote: “It’s still summer in Poland. But winter is coming.According to Reuters, outside the Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka coal mine, people are lining up in their cars and trucks to stock up on coal.Why? Because 3.8 million households in the country are relying on it for heating in the winter.“This is beyond imagination, people are sleeping in their cars,” a 57-year-old man named Artur tells Reuters. “I remember the communist times but it didn’t cross my mind that we could return to something even worse.””
Quote: “If energy is life and the lack of energy is death, then Europe’s dismantling of its energy security is equivalent to civilizational suicide.Europe is again on the brink of lockdowns—though its goal this time is not to “stop the spread” of a virus.This time, European Union members and even the U.K. are imposing energy rationing schemes in an attempt to keep people from freezing to death this winter…Several German cities plan to open warm public shelters by winter for those who cannot afford heating at home.Hungary instructed schools as well to look into wood-burning to keep warm.Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands are urging citizens to shower less, and Spain is literally regulating people’s thermostats.Authorities in Warsaw have allowed citizens to forage for firewood in forests to keep their homes heated amid spiraling energy costs. Poland is amid a coal shortage after banning Russian imports.”
On August 6, 2022, Pastor Dana Coverstone had a dream, and about 2 weeks ago, Pastor Dana Coverstone shared his dream on Youtube called “the Hail to the Chief Dream.” Pastor Dana relates that in the dream he was watching tv as the 2023 State of the Union address was about to commence. The two houses of Congress and the Supreme Court were gathered (which is set to be March 1, 2023). The Sergeant of Arms stood to speak, but his voice was faint and grew fainter and turned into a cough. Hail to the Chief played louder and louder while everyone awaited the president’s arrival, but the president never appeared. The secret service went on high alert as everyone became visibly disturbed and greatly confused. It is then that an unknown man dressed in black entered the chamber without hindrance, and strode to the podium where he proceeded to shoot out the upstairs speaker that was still blasting the music Hail to the Chief. Other non-military men dressed in black and bullet proof vests and armed entered the chamber as well, and everyone in shock focused on the man in black at the podium as he began to speak. Without going into all the details or quoting things exactly, the man in black essentially told them that the president was missing and went on to say to the crowd gathered, “You all knew this would happen, and now that it has you will either support the consequences or join the missing.” In other words, they had been in support of this all along, but now reality was hitting. It was then that an unseen hand struck the gavel down, and everyone fearfully became agitated.
They were then told to stand and pledge allegiance, and “then kneel when told to.” When the people hesitated, he screamed loudly “I said, STAND!” Several who did not rise and who attempted to speak out were then lethally injected by those standing by ready to jab a needle into their necks. Great fear rippled through the crowd, even to the point that grown men wet their pants. They were petrified. Tears were upon nearly every face. Soon, everyone left who had not been lethally injected, rose and turned to face whoever/whatever would come through the door in place of the president.
It was then that the pied piper in the guise of a youthful, energetic 12 year old oriental girl entered, piping a tune on a flute. She was no ordinary 12 year old, but was military trained and highly and demonically charged. By the time she reached the podium, everyone had quieted down and was mesmerized by her tune. And then she spoke, “You said you were with us, now we see.” A great spirit of intimidation and manipulation swept over those present, and all began to sob.
And then, everything faded away, and the “Jesus” figure that appears in most of Coverstone’s dreams appeared at the podium – as the final authority. And He said, “It all took place in less than 250 years.” (America just celebrated their 246th year as a free nation). He then went on to say, “Get ready for more than war, and speak the truth at risk of the sword.”
And so the dream ended.
The Fulfillment Has Begun
Pastor Dana states after relating the dream to the listeners explained that he believes that September and all months that follow this year of 2022 are going to be increasingly difficult, and that by the time of 2023’s State of the Union address (scheduled for March 1, 2023) this dream will be realized.
Well, I am here and now stating that Coverstone’s dream has tonight been set in motion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – the authoritative message of the speech that was given there, even the raspy coughing at the beginning of the speech, and the music that was played by the military before the speech – all commenced the fulfillment of this dream. I will say no more, but allow you to watch the links below to see – unless of course you’ve already seen it.
What It’s All Really About
This is not about China. This is not about another nation taking America over. This is not even about politics. This not about the military nor a coup nor is it even about the rule of law or the Constitution. Rather, this is the judgment of the America who has not repented though given ample time by a gracious and merciful and long-suffering God upon whom she was founded 246 years ago. We were a nation dedicated to God, under God, called by God, blessed by God, but who has rejected God and is at this time in open defiance of God Almighty.
It must be noted that God told Pastor Dana in an earlier dream that we are not to be worried about China (can’t right now recall which, but I will attempt to find it). So, this dream is not about China. This is about captivity that is coming swiftly to America because she has not repented – the captivity of Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28 that is the final wave of judgment that comes upon a nation called by God’s name when they reject Him and continuously do not repent. Indeed, Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28 are coming to pass upon her at breakneck speed, and great evil is coming down upon this nation like an enormous tidal wave.
The Role of False gods in America
And yes, as Jonathan Cahn has informed, the ancient gods have and are taking up a stronghold here. They were welcomed here when little by little over time Americans rejected God: banning the Bible and prayer in schools, legalizing abortion, legalizing homosexual marriage and other things pertaining to transgender confusion, persecuting Christian businesses who would not cater to homosexual weddings, etc. And they were welcomed here even by the Church when they rejected the true moving of the Holy Spirit of the living God and in its place erected an altar to Baal (know by other names in other religions) the god of prosperity and to Kundalini the serpent god of all ancient cultures (including Python) and who is in truth the false Holy Spirit seen manifesting today among many Charismatic circles. And even now many denominations via the acceptance of the homosexual and transgender movement have erected an altar to the goddess and consort of Baal who goes by many names in many different cultures including Asherah, Venus, Semiramis, Astarte, Artemis, Ishtar, the “queen of heaven”, the “Shekhina” and/or the “Bride” of Talmudic and Kabbalistic Judaism. She is not only goddess of fertility and immorality but of gender confusion and of the merging of one gender into another as portrayed by her priests – the males dressed as females, and females as males.
But these gods are not bringing the judgment, for they can do nothing apart from God Himself. Rather, God is bringing the judgment.
I want us to reflect on the words of Ezekiel 8:5-9:10. Please do not just quickly read over this or pass over it. But allow the words to sink into your spirit because it is exactly what is unfolding today and why there is great shaking in the Church and why judgment is justifiably coming upon America.
“Son of man, lift your eyes now toward the north.” So I lifted my eyes toward the north, and there, north of the altar gate, was this image of jealousy in the entrance.6Furthermore He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations.” 7So He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, there was a hole in the wall. 8Then He said to me, “Son of man, dig into the wall”; and when I dug into the wall, there was a door.9And He said to me, “Go in, and see the wicked abominations which they are doing there.” 10So I went in and saw, and there—every sort of creeping thing, abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed all around on the walls. 11And there stood before them seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, and in their midst stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan. Each man had a censer in his hand, and a thick cloud of incense went up. 12Then He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, ‘The Lord does not see us, the Lord has forsaken the land.’ ”13And He said to me, “Turn again, and you will see greater abominations that they are doing.” 14So He brought me to the door of the north gate of the Lord’s house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.15Then He said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? Turn again, you will see greater abominations than these.” 16So He brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house; and there, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun toward the east.17And He said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? Is it a trivial thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they commit here? For they have filled the land with violence; then they have returned to provoke Me to anger. Indeed they put the branch to their nose. 18Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.”
1Then He called out in my hearing with a loud voice, saying, “Let those who have charge over the city draw near, each with a deadly weapon in his hand.” 2And suddenly six men came from the direction of the upper gate, which faces north, each with his battle-ax in his hand. One man among them was clothed with linen and had a writer’s inkhorn at his side. They went in and stood beside the bronze altar.3Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub, where it had been, to the threshold of the temple. And He called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer’s inkhorn at his side; 4and the Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.”5To the others He said in my hearing, “Go after him through the city and kill; do not let your eye spare, nor have any pity. 6Utterly slay old and young men, maidens and little children and women; but do not come near anyone on whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were before the temple. 7Then He said to them, “Defile the temple, and fill the courts with the slain. Go out!” And they went out and killed in the city.8So it was, that while they were killing them, I was left alone; and I fell on my face and cried out, and said, “Ah, Lord God! Will You destroy all the remnant of Israel in pouring out Your fury on Jerusalem?”9Then He said to me, “The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great, and the land is full of bloodshed, and the city full of perversity; for they say, ‘The Lord has forsaken the land, and the Lord does not see!’ 10And as for Me also, My eye will neither spare, nor will I have pity, but I will recompense their deeds on their own head.””
God is in control; God is LORD; God is SOVEREIGN; God is JUDGE; God raises up kingdoms and it is God who brings them down (Psalm 75:7; Daniel 2:21; Ezekiel 14; Isaiah 45:7; Jeremiah 7, 46, 49, etc.). What is happening to America, Canada, European nations, Australia and New Zealand, and a multiplicity of nations in the world, is God and is of God, and what God is doing is righteous, holy, just and good. Yes, it is good. And along with Amos a cry of agreement comes from deep within me, rising up with fervor:
“3Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? 4Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? Will a young lion cry out of his den, if he has caught nothing? 5Will a bird fall into a snare on the earth, where there is no trap for it? Will a snare spring up from the earth, if it has caught nothing at all? 6If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid? If there is calamity in a city, will not the Lord have done it?
7Surely the Lord God does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. 8A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3)
Quote: “Though military members are encouraged to take advantage of their right to vote and be politically active, showing up to any one of these functions in uniform could mean facing steep consequences from the Department of Defense.
“The secretary of defense prohibits all military personnel, including National Guard and reserve forces from wearing military uniforms at political campaign or election events,” according to DoD Instruction 1334.1.
Because appearances mean everything, the directive goes on to say, “the rules of reason and common sense apply – the military must avoid the direct or indirect association with partisan political activity.”
“Basically, when we are wearing a uniform we are non-partisan citizens,” said Booker. “We don’t use the uniform to give the impression that the military comes down one way or another.””