The defining statement of the HolyLight4U website is deeply rooted in Luke 21:34-36:
“And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”
The days in which we live are the LAST of the Last Days. Many things have already happened and are happening that readily exposes this as a fact. There has been a dramatic increase in earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, famines, wars, plagues, the tetrad of lunar eclipses from March of 2014-September of 2015 (also called blood moons), comets and meteorites, the rise of UFO activity around the world, solar eclipses and unusual signs and wonders, pestilence, persecution, etc. Jesus said clearly in Luke 21:9-11, 25 that “ye shall hear of wars and commotions,” but to not be “terrified: for these things must first come to pass…nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven…And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and waves roaring.”
In the past, people have seen snippets of this passage being fulfilled: A famine here, an earthquake there. However, at the present time we are seeing ALL of these signs happening simultaneously every day. Even so, when ALL of these things together are witnessed coming to pass, Jesus encouraged us in Matthew 24:32-35 to “learn the parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
When Jesus speaks of the fig tree in this passage and in Luke 21:29-31, He was speaking to his disciples in a parable. The parable is about the fig tree and some other trees budding. The fig tree throughout Scripture has always referred to Israel. In 1948 Israel was declared a nation by the United Nations. But they were not the only nation birthed at that time. In the years surrounding 1948, other nations were born (granted independence) including modern day Egypt (1952), Syria (1946), Jordan (1946), Lebanon (1943), etc. Indeed, the fig tree and the other trees of Luke 21 began to bud in the years 1946-1952. And Jesus said that the generation who sees these trees (nations) begin to put forth leaves and who sees ALL of the other signs of disaster, famines, and war as well, is the generation who will not pass away until Jesus Himself returns and the Bible is fulfilled in its entirety.
Even so, there is one more thing that Jesus said will be prevalent among this generation that sees all of these events coming to pass: False Prophets and Lying Signs and Wonders. Many will come saying “I am christ/messiah” which means, “I am anointed”. But Jesus said, do not be deceived. Time and again, in parable after parable, Jesus emphatically taught His followers to be awake, be sober, be vigilant, be prayerful, be mindful and be alert. These words were not spoken to frighten nor were they spoken in vain. These words are still ours today and are to be enacted in everything that we say and do as the Body of Christ. For, indeed, the closer we get to the return of Christ, the more darkness will masquerade as light. According to 2 Corinthians 11:14, the devil and his minions appear as an angels of light and even are preaching another gospel (Galatians 1:8) and are prowling around like a lion (1 Peter 5:8) seeking those who are not being vigilant or alert in order to steal, kill and destroy them (John 10:10).
While people may agree that all the other signs of disasters around the world are multiplying by leaps and bounds, this one concerning lying signs and wonders and false prophets they merely shrug off and/or assign to men such as Jim Jones, Sun Myung Moon and David Koresh. However, not enough people are running after men such as this in order for it to be a fulfillment of what Jesus said. If all the other signs have increased dramatically, then this one too must have increased dramatically. And, indeed it has. But because of it being so deceiving, not many have detected it. Everywhere, there are those saying they are anointed. There are signs everywhere. There is light everywhere. There are miracles everywhere. There are prophecies everywhere. But the light is not God’s, and the signs and miracles and prophecies are not God’s though they are done in the name of Christ.
How can we not be deceived? Matthew 7:15-20 states, 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” How can we know what good fruit versus bad fruit is? By knowing God’s word and with the help of the Holy Spirit. Second Timothy 3:16-17 reads, “All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” It is through His word that we are taught, reproved, corrected, and trained. Without it we are none of those things. Therefore, we don’t want to be “unskilled in the word of righteousness”, but skilled and able to consume the “solid food” of the Word which “is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil” (Hebrews 5:14). And it is the Holy Spirit who will “bring all things” to our “remembrance” (John 14:26).
Remember, not everything supernatural is of God. After all, didn’t Jesus say in Matthew 7:21-22, “21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” And indeed, will not antichrist and his false prophet perform lying signs and wonders to deceive many? “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.” (2 Thessalonians 2). And Revelation 13 goes on to say, “13And the second beast performed great signs to cause even fire from heaven to come down to earth in the presence of the people. 14Because of the signs it was given to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived those who dwell on the earth, telling them to make an image to the beast that had been wounded by the sword and yet had lived. 15The second beast was permitted to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship it to be killed.”
This Holy Light website is all about revealing what is really happening in the Church and world in these last of the Last Days, teaching what the Bible says about these things, and encouraging Christians to be discerning NOT deceived.It is important to view the world through the lens of the Bible and not the Bible through the lens of the world. Bible prophecy is coming to pass in living color. Let’s not miss it!
Jesus is coming SOON. Let’s be vigilant. Let’s be watchful unto prayer. Let’s keep looking up, for our redemption is drawing near!
There is an outspoken group of American Christians who really believe that Christians can and will make America great again, and reach the world via an incredible revival that they state has already begun. And yes, there are the rumblings of revival – including Asbury. And I want to make it clear from the outset of this article that this is not a paper against an end times revival nor revival in general. Quite the contrary. To get this website’s view of revival, please view this link: https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2023/02/28/asbury-a-note-to-the-vigilant-and-discerning-to-the-dead-american-church-and-for-christians-to-hear-what-the-spirit-is-saying/ After all, God is slow to anger and abounding in loving kindness and tender mercy, and is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance and a knowledge of the truth.
This being said, there are those who believe that based on the prophecy of someone regarding the Kansas City Chiefs winning the Super Bowl (source below), a billion souls will now be harvested and absorbed into Christ. Yes, absorbed. Added to this, they are firm believers that they will one day be the unstoppable Joel’s army that will sweep the earth. They also believe that what is happening now around the world is of the devil, and must be decreed and declared away. After all, they are the super apostles and prophets, the likes of which the world has never seen nor will ever see again. Things will get better when the Church takes authority over the world and brings it under their dominion, bringing the spiritual into the physical.
But is this biblical? And is this the state of the world today? The world is literally falling apart. America too. Politically. Legally. Financially. Educationally. But, there is more to it that – and it is something that has not been seen by most who are too busy working or being entertained, or even those who think of themselves as spiritual who are having visions and trips to heaven. What will be the state of the world just before Christ’s return? Will it be a world that has been beautified by a powerful, ecumenical Church unified with other religions that stand in unity with them, that will take over the world with the seven mountains mandate? Or will it be a chaotic world that has rejected Jesus, rotted to its core, inundated with a new world order and its mark of the beast, in which believers are slaughtered, and is under the judgment of God?
How Will the World Look Before Christ’s Return?
Let’s begin with what the Bible says about what the world will look like just before Jesus comes back for His Bride. In Matthew 24 we see a world shaken by countless earthquakes and other crazy natural disasters, food shortages otherwise known as famines, wars and rumors of wars, overwhelming fear, and a plethora of false prophets and an abundance of great deception among believers – not to mention the world. Furthermore, Christians will be hated in all nations for Jesus’ name sake. In 2 Timothy we see a world racked by complete crazy, mad insanity, for people will be narcissistic, lovers of money, riddled with unforgiveness, foul with unholiness, unthankful, devoid of love while being lovers of pleasure and not of God, and so on. Then in 2 Peter 3 it is revealed that there will be scoffers who mockingly question the promise of Christ’s coming, saying that things will continue on as usual, because they have willfully forgotten that God judged the world with a flood, and will do so again only this time with fire. And thus Jesus warned in Luke 21, “34“But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” And He warns again in 1 Thessalonians 5, “2For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.” And indeed, as war will shake every continent, as well as the intensification of persecution of Christians worldwide, natural disasters everywhere, selfishness on steroids, famines in nation after nation, rampant deception and apostasy among believers, and all the other things listed in Scripture, the call for peace and security will be heard more and more among world leaders and the people protesting in the streets.
How Does the World Look Now?
So, is this the state of the world today? In one word, yes. Just look at your own grocery store shelves. Just look at the headlines about more coming food shortages and food insecurity and famine. Just look as the displacement of Ukrainians. Just look at the fearful, heartless lockdowns not long ago in China. Just look at the increase and amplification of the persecution of Christians worldwide, including in China where the Chinese president is calling for all to swear allegiance to him and even to worship him. Just look at the threat to Christians in India where they are looking to get rid of all minority religions and return to the old ways. And how about the threat to eradicate Christianity in Tigray (the northern part of Ethiopia). And what of the somewhat unexpected and tyrannical persecution of Christians in the Ukraine? Just look at the threat of war from both China and Russia and Iran. Just look at the volcanic activity in Hawaii, and the huge earthquakes along the Turkey/Syria border. Just look at the serious talk of rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem. Just look at the horrific flooding worldwide, historic snowfalls and heatwaves in so many places, locust plagues around the world, raging wildfires in the U.S., Canada, Siberia, and Australia to name a few places. Look at the insane rise in crime in big cities, political upheaval in South American nations like Brazil and elsewhere like Myanmar and even Canada with the march of the truckers on the capital. Look at the world gone mad with vaccine mandates, vaccine passports, firing employees for not getting the vaccine and even preventing people from shopping in grocery stores if they did not have the vaccine and being arrested for not wearing masks. And there is so much more!
And…according to the Scriptures read above, things are not going to get better. It’s not that God couldn’t make it all better, and He will when He returns and sets up His Millennial kingdom. It’s that God predicted that things will get way worse just before His return. And here is the real reason why.
There is a sign not so readily or overtly known by the oblivious, preoccupied world populace, much less by Christians. And it is this. A majority of people the world over have rejected God.And worse than that, Christians – God’s own people – have forgotten Him, days without number (Jeremiah 2:32). The great falling away of 2 Thessalonians is here. Apostasy is alive and well, but most are too deceived to know it and too busy and self-absorbed to care.
Did you know that the majority of the people of 25 major nations of the world are self-proclaimed atheists? Did you know that most other nations, major or otherwise, are predominantly made up of a non-Christian majority? And did you also know that of those in the U.S. who call themselves Christians, only a single-digit minority actually believe in and apply the Bible to their daily lives?
According to the Win-Gallup study for 2023, atheism has a stronghold in many nations of the world today, and in the nations not atheist, religions based on works and not Christ are predominant. Here are some percentages. China is 91% atheist. Japan is 86% atheist. Sweden is 78% while the Czech Republic is 75%. They are followed by the United Kingdom, Belgium and Estonia all at 72%, and Australia and Norway both at 70%. Denmark, Vietnam, Germany, Hong Kong, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Spain, Canada, Finland, Latvia, Israel, and Ireland are all in the 60+ percentile, and Slovenia, France, Iceland, Lithuania, Bulgaria are all in the 50+ percentile. In the 40+ percentile are Ukraine, Albania, the U.S., Indonesia, and Portugal. (“Most Atheist Countries 2023,” WIN-Gallop Studies for 2023, https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/most-atheist-countries).
Look at those names. Israel – the very land in which Christ walked is mostly atheist at 61%, and those who are not atheist in Israel are involved in various forms of Jewish Mysticism, including the Orthodox and Chabad Lubavitch sects of Judaism. In other words, those who experienced Christ firsthand in the annals of history would rather seek the pagan, supernatural experiences of Kabbalah and its plethora of false gods/angels and lying spirits as opposed to their own risen Messiah. And yes, the texts of Kabbalah are taught in rabbinic schools (such as the Zohar), and thus all rabbis have been influenced by Kabbalah. Having rejected Christ, Kabbalah (Babylonian mysticism at its core) is now the only way to experience God, and is called the “soul of Judaism” according to the chabad.org website (source below).
And how about England, now known as the United Kingdom? They were the home of the 18th century hymn writers Isaac Watts (When I Survey the Wondrous Cross), Charles Wesley (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing), and John Newton (Amazing Grace), the movement of Methodism and the revival preaching of John Wesley and George Whitefield; home of the 19th century Great Awakening involving evangelists D. L. Moody (1837-1899), William Booth (1829-1912) founder of the Salvation army, and Charles Finney (1792-1875) that “…brought millions to Christ and triggered off global mission to impact the lives of countless more millions for Christ…” are now 72% atheist – questioning to the point of denying the very existence of God. (“The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Revivals in Britain,”https://www.christianheritageedinburgh.org.uk/2016/08/20/the-eighteenth-nineteenth-century-revivals-in-britain/)
Do we still wonder why the Great Tribulation is just around the corner? These nations are not ignorant of God. They are defiant of Him. Indeed they are those spoken of in Romans 1, “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. 20For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened…24Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness…25who exchanged the truth of God for the lie…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…”
Truly Romans 1 is not just for now, but has been applicable since the fall of mankind. That being said, it has increasingly gotten worse at present because now they are rejecting the revelation of His Son Jesus Christ. Even so, 2 Thessalonians 2 calls them, “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.”
The world is on the verge of this right now, for they have rejected God. They may love freedom. They may love family. They may enjoy good things. They may indeed be good people. But they heard the Gospel and have rejected the one true God and His Son. This is the state of the world right now.
America and American Christians
And what of America – land of the free and home of the brave, one nation under God? 43% are atheists. But, does this mean that the 57% remaining are born-again Christians? What is the state of the United States of America in 2023?
If you think the stat of 43% is good because it is below half, the stats get even worse when we turn to the research of Probe Ministries and the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University. To begin with, in 2021 it was found that Syncretism and ‘Moralistic Therapeutic Deism’ are the most popular worldviews among Americans in the U.S. So, Syncretism, Deism, and Atheism are very dominant in American culture.
What is Syncretism? It is the collection of an eclectic mix of beliefs from here and there and everywhere. Basically, in Old Testament biblical terms, it is everyone doing what is right in their own eyes, and in New Testament terms it is Nicolaitanism, and known also as Gnosticism in early church history. They may call themselves a Christian, but they also believe some of the same things as Catholics and New Agers and a smattering of other forms of Spiritism or Mysticism – because it sounds good to them.
What is Moralistic Therapeutic Deism? I believe Karen Jones of the Lifeway Kids website said it best when she wrote in December of 2014 (link below), “The term moralistic therapeutic deism (MTD for short) has been tossed around the Christian blogosphere for a few years now, but what is it? Where did it come from? And why do you need to know it as a kids ministry leader?
In 2005, Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton released a book called Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. In their book, Smith and Denton coined the term moralistic therapeutic deism to describe the “defacto dominate religion among contemporary teenagers.” MTD is a heretical system of thought that has infiltrated evangelicalism and Christianity as a whole. It is subtle and dangerous.
Let’s break it down:
Moralistic – God wants people to behave.
Therapeutic – God wants people to be happy and well-adjusted.
Deism – There is a God, but He made the world and then left it alone. God isn’t personally involved in the everyday lives of people.”
But, according to the Bible, being good is not good enough, or else Jesus would not have had to die for the sins of the world including our own personal sins. Our happiness is not our ultimate purpose here, or else the prophets of the Old Testament such as Jeremiah and Ezekiel and Daniel and Elijah and Elisha went through hell for nothing! And a distant, unknowable God is an unbiblical God, for in the pages of Scripture we constantly and without fail see a God who perpetually longs to dwell among us, calls His people to repentance and holiness that He might remain among them, intervenes on their behalf when they call upon Him, sends His only begotten Son Jesus to die for the sins of the world, now dwells in believers via His Holy Spirit, and is coming back again soon to obliterate evil and to establish His eternal Kingdom among us. Thus, this Moralistic Therepeutic Deism is unbiblical and heretical and is leading many far from the living God.
And this is all just the tip of the iceberg that is sinking the American Titanic right now.
For, what of the American Church? It was found by Probe Ministries that “Nearly 70% of born-again Christians disagree with the biblical position that Jesus is the only way to God…The survey also found that among the top reasons given by born-again Christians for not telling others about their faith is the acceptance of pluralism. When asked why they don’t share their beliefs with others, born-again respondents chose “They can get to Heaven through their different religious belief,” “We shouldn’t impose our ideas on others,” and “The Bible tells us not to judge others” as their top three responses, respectively.” (“Nearly 70% of Born-Again Christians Say Other Religions Can Lead to Heaven: Study,” October 21, 2021, https://www.christianpost.com/news/nearly-70-percent-of-born-again-christians-dont-see-jesus-as-only-way.html)
Their responses define what pluralism is, in case you were wondering. And to make it a little more clear, pluralism is just another way of saying that they are syncretistic and Nicolaitan and doing/believing what is right in their own eyes.
The Cultural Research Center in 2020 found that of “…an estimated 176 million American adults who identify as Christian, just 6% or 15 million of them were actually found to hold a biblical worldview.” (“American Worldview Inventory 2023 Release #1: Incidence of Biblical Worldview Shows Significant Change Since the Start of the Pandemic,” February 28, 2023, https://www.arizonachristian.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/CRC_AWVI2023_Release1.pdf)
Think about that a minute. Only 6% of American Christians held a biblical worldview in 2020. It was also found by this same research center that, “58% of Americans believe “there is no absolute moral truth”; and 77% believe “right and wrong is determined by factors other than the Bible.” Furthermore, it was determined that “A majority of Americans who describe themselves as Christian (52 percent) also accept a “works-oriented” means to God’s acceptance—even those associated with churches whose official doctrine says eternal salvation comes only from embracing Jesus Christ as savior. Almost half of all adults associated with Pentecostal (46 percent), mainline Protestant (44 percent), and evangelical (41 percent) churches, as well as nearly two-thirds of Catholics (70 percent), hold that view.” (“Survey: Majority of American Christians Don’t Believe the Gospel,” August 9, 2020, https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/survey-a-majority-of-american-christians-dont-believe-the-gospel/). In other words according to this, a large number of Christians don’t really know if they are saved or not because they feel they have to earn it.
And it gets worse. In 2022 the same research group in a nationwide study “…found that just 37% of Christian pastors in the United States have a biblical worldview…The majority (62%) possess a hybrid worldview known as Syncretism. The study, released Thursday, showed that 41% of senior pastors — as compared to 28% of associate pastors — have a biblical worldview. Further, only 13% of teaching pastors and 12% of children’s and youth pastors have a biblical worldview. The lowest level of biblical worldview was among executive pastors, with only 4% of them holding consistently biblical beliefs and behaviors…” (“Study finds 37% of pastors have biblical worldview: Spiritual awakening ‘needed in our pulpits’,” May 16, 2022,
From this study we see that American Syncretism is not just a youthful belief system but is also a predominant view even among Christian pastors! I mean, look at those stats! And these pastors are teaching you, your children, and your youth. And they don’t even have a biblical worldview!!!!! Did the pastors start this or the people in the pews or the professors in the seminaries? One way or the other, the people are perishing for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4).
So, what about 2023? Have things improved at all? While in lock down, did pastors and their followers finally have time to read the word and be changed by it? Did they repent? Did they weep before the Lord under His Holy Spirit’s conviction? Did they fall silent in the presence of an awesome God? Though Jonathan Cahn did lead many in repenting at “the Return” of 2020, were a majority of Christian’s worldview actually affected by this?
This is the beyond the saddest information yet. I’ve been weeping over it. I am going to quote a long piece from the researcher George Barna. Here it is, freshly published on February 28, 2023.
“The COVID-19 lockdowns and lifestyle changes that began in early 2020 provided Americans with an opportunity to spend more time doing things their hectic, on-the-go lives precluded, such as reading the Bible. But it appears that as people’s lives were substantially altered by the virus and government policies, Americans were not spending the extra time devoting energy to spiritual matters and worldview enhancement.
In fact, the first national study of Americans’ worldview in the post-lockdown era found that the incidence of biblical worldview declined to a mere 4%—down one-third from the 6% recorded just months before the pandemic started in 2020. New research from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University shows that the benchmark worldview measure of American adults taken in January 2020 may prove to be the high-water mark for the foreseeable future. Americans tinkered with many things during the three lockdown years—from home-improvement projects to baking sourdough bread—but improving their worldview apparently was not one of them.” (“American Worldview Inventory 2023 Release #1: Incidence of Biblical Worldview Shows Significant Change Since the Start of the Pandemic,” February 28, 2023, https://www.arizonachristian.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/CRC_AWVI2023_Release1.pdf)
Now, only 4% of American Christians have a biblical worldview. 4%.
Or a land of darkness? Why do My people say, ‘We are lords; We will come no more to You’?
32Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me days without number.” (Jeremiah 2:31-32)
“6My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
7“The more they increased, The more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame. 8They eat up the sin of My people; They set their heart on their iniquity. 9And it shall be: like people, like priest. So I will punish them for their ways, And reward them for their deeds. 10For they shall eat, but not have enough; They shall commit harlotry, but not increase; Because they have ceased obeying the Lord.””(Hosea 4:6-10)
Two Sides of the Same Coin
So, let’s get this all straight. 25 nations of the world are composed of an atheist majority, and those that are not atheist are led by false religions. Christian persecution has intensified in all nations of the world, including China, North Korea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Canada, etc. – and Ukraine of all places! There are threats of immanent famine and war in every nation. Horrific natural disasters and wild weather everywhere (some caused by geoengineering). Banks and national monetary systems are undergoing a controlled demolition. Violence is plaguing large cities, divorce is still rampant, the destruction of the family is still active, and all out war for the souls of children rages like wildfire as depraved people seek the destruction of their God-given gender and innocence. A new world order is rising from the ash heap that the leaders of this world created, and all is ripe for the arrival of antichrist on the world stage. And then to top things off like a poisonous cherry on top of the already poisoned ice cream sundae, the America Church does not look like the Biblical Church.
Interestingly enough, on Sunday March 19th, Pastor J.D. Farag of Calvary Chapel church of Kaneohe, Hawaii, revealed in his Bible prophecy update that there is a two sided coin at play here (source below). On the one side, there is the overtly evil team composed of the World Economic Forum, Bill Gates, Klaus Schwab, climate change and geoengineering, the implosion of the world banks in order to establish a one world, digital currency, vaccine mandates/passports, etc.
However, on the other side of the coin is that which is perceived as good, and is dressed in red, white and blue. But, it is not just about America, for this can be seen garbed in the colors of every individual nation of the world wherein people are rising up against their governmental tyranny – such as Myanmar, Brazil, Canada and Australia. The people want their liberty back, and are willing to protest and take up arms to get it. And Christians are joining forces with those who are non-Christian in an attempt to take their nations back, and make them great again. In America they are holding large conferences every month this year dubbed “the great reawakening”, and Christian and non-Christian speakers are scheduled to speak to already “sold out” patriotic, nationalistic crowds (sources below). This is a syncretistic mix, a Nicolaitan group, an ecumenical gathering, an eclectic mix all brightly dressed in the goodness of patriotic Americanism. And then there are the “prophets” of the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) that have been saying for years that it is God’s will to “save America”, which is remarkably similar to what the false prophets of Jeremiah’s day were saying about Judah. Indeed, it is also more akin to Isaiah 9 which states regarding the rebellion of Israel and their leaders who cause them to err.
“9All the people will know— Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria— Who say in pride and arrogance of heart: 10“The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with hewn stones; The sycamores are cut down, But we will replace them with cedars.” 11Therefore the Lord shall set up The adversaries of Rezin against him, And spur his enemies on, 12The Syrians before and the Philistines behind; And they shall devour Israel with an open mouth.
For all this His anger is not turned away,
But His hand is stretched out still.
13For the people do not turn to Him who strikes them,
Nor do they seek the Lord of hosts.
14Therefore the Lord will cut off head and tail from Israel, Palm branch and bulrush in one day. 15The elder and honorable, he is the head; The prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail. 16For the leaders of this people cause them to err, And those who are led by them are destroyed.” (emphasis mine)
For, no one is repentant. No one is weeping with deep, heart-rending remorse. No one is falling on their faces before Jesus in penitent and complete surrender. No one is turning away from their unholy lifestyles or movies or entertainment or pursuit of pleasure or greedy desires or pornography or vacations or violence or ignorance of the word of God or their rebellion. There is no sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, no conviction, no revelation of how grave their sin is before a holy God. Truly, both sides of the coin have rejected God. One side may be violent “black magic” taking on the world with tyrannical force and occult power, and the other side non-violent, freedom loving “white magic”, but both are rebellious, both are occult, and thus both are evil. That is why, according to Pastor J.D. they are two sides to the same coin.
An Unholy Alliance
What are Christians doing? What does light have in common with darkness? Are they really in agreement with those who do not know Jesus? Can they truly walk together in sync, side by side with New Agers and Atheists and Catholics and Satanists and Jewish Mystics all in the name of making America great again? What are they doing?
At the 2016 GOP convention this nonsense was everywhere. Did anyone see it? Was anyone else appalled? Many born-again believers, well-known or otherwise, were looking to a political candidate to make America great again. Thousands believing just that gathered at the Republican National Convention dressed in colorful suits and dresses and hats, pledging allegiance to the flag and singing the national anthem. These were genuine, hard-working, hopeful Americans.
The cherry on top of this politically correct, ecumenical sundae was the praise of Christian conservatives, whether present at the GOP convention or not – from Tony Perkins (Family Research Council), to L.A. Marzulli (Watchers), to Mike Huckabee, to Paula White, to well-known Southern Baptist minister Robert Jeffress. Indeed, Christian Conservatives gathered together in unison with Sikhs, Mormons, Muslims and homosexuals….and said, “amen”?!!!!!
When else in the history of the United States of America has this abomination happened? Since when has standing in unity with the ungodly saved a nation? When did being led in prayer to a Sikh entity save a people? When did God Almighty call Christians to unite with Mormons in prayer or that it was okay to allow men in women’s bathrooms in the name of freedom? When were Christians called to believe that their salvation is wrapped up in a human politician or a king or a leader or in any other entity for that matter other than Christ and Him crucified?!!!!!
Did Jesus say in Matthew 24 that when all the signs of the end times are coming to pass, that we as Christians are to gathered together at political rallies with non-Christians to make our nations great again? Did Jesus tell us to quote our founding fathers, wave our flags, chant “U.S.A”, and stand against tyranny? Did Jesus form an army and march on Rome to take back the Senate for Jehovah? Just look at the Bible, read what Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Elijah, Joel and the other prophets said, what Paul and Peter wrote, and even what Jesus told us. The answer is unequivocally and in no uncertain terms, absolutely – NO!
But, then…only 4% have a Biblical worldview. So, how would they know this?! And even if told, they’d say something like, “that’s for you, not for me,” because everything is relative.
The Curses and 4 Fold Judgment of God
Indeed, is this attitude not the reason that the world is in trouble? In Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28 it is clear that God told Israel they would be blessed if they obeyed Him and cursed if they did not, and He got specific regarding both the blessings and the curses. Yes, this was regarding Israel – a nation called into covenant with God.
But America too was called into covenant with God. Those who first landed here in 1620 stated in the Mayflower Compact that they had come here for “the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith” (http://www.ushistory.org/documents/mayflower.htm). Later the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution carefully states in Amendment 1, that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” According to many a founding father, America was founded upon Biblical principles, even the 10 Commandments, and those who first landed upon our shores covenanted with God to abide by His statues, and that if we did not we would be answerable to Him just like Israel. And according to Jonathan Cahn in the book The Harbinger there has been no other nation like America who entered into such a covenant with God. Thus, just as the blessing and the cursing applied to Israel when they rejected God, they also apply to America.
What are those curses?
Ezekiel actually says it the most succinctly and agrees completely with both Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26. So, here is Ezekiel 14.
“12The word of the Lord came again to me, saying: 13“Son of man, when a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness, I will stretch out My hand against it;
I will cut off its supply of bread, send famine on it, and cut off man and beast from it. 14Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness,” says the Lord God.
15“If I cause wild beasts to pass through the land, and they empty it, and make it so desolate that no man may pass through because of the beasts, 16eventhough these three men were in it, as I live,” says the Lord God, “they would deliver neither sons nor daughters; only they would be delivered, and the land would be desolate.
17“Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, ‘Sword, go through the land,’ and I cut off man and beast from it, 18even though these three men were in it, as I live,” says the Lord God, “they would deliver neither sons nor daughters, but only they themselves would be delivered.
19“Or if I send a pestilence into that land and pour out My fury on it in blood, and cut off from it man and beast, 20even though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live,” says the Lord God, “they would deliver neither son nor daughter; they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness.” (emphasis mine).
What are the curses? Famine, beasts, sword and pestilence.
It is also clear from the passage of Ezekiel 14 that the cursing applies to A LAND that is persistently unfaithful. In other words, not just Israel or Judah. Isaiah 24 agrees with this when it says,
“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.”
In other words, even those who are not like America and Israel are still held accountable for breaking God’s covenant and transgressing His laws. Indeed, God tells Israel in Leviticus 18 that the nations being driven out before them were being vomited out of the land because of their abominations.
“24‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. 25For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants.26You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you 27(for all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you, and thus the land is defiled), 28lest the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you.” And Leviticus 20 goes on, “22‘You shall therefore keep all My statutes and all My judgments, and perform them, that the land where I am bringing you to dwell may not vomit you out. 23And you shall not walk in the statutes of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they commit all these things, and therefore I abhor them…26And you shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.” (emphasis mine).
Furthermore, it can be seen in Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Nahum, etc. that nations like Egypt, Sidon, Tyre, Edom, Moab, Philistia, etc., were all judged for having rejected and forsaken God, and for abusing God’s people. And their land spewed them out – meaning, God sent in the sword, pestilence, beasts and famine.
Thus, whether a nation has covenanted with God or not, they will be judged for their rejection of Him and cruelty to believers called by God’s name. In short, the point, is this, that the whole world is ripe for judgment, and the Great Tribulation is about to unfold, ready or not, because the nations have rejected God, they are abusing Christians who are God’s people, and the land is ready to spew them out. The land of America is ready to spew Americans out. The land of Canada is ready to spew out Canadians. The land of Australia is ready to spew out the Australians. The land of China is ready to spew out the Chinese. And the list goes on indefinitely.
It’s Time to Repent
That’s where we are…right now. The whole Earth is ready to spew out its inhabitants that have rebelliously rejected God, and the four judgments of God (famine, pestilence, the sword and beasts) are already touching the nations of the world. This is not the time to make any nation great again, but is rather, a time for nations to fall upon their faces before the living God in repentance before it is too late. That is the message the Church ought to be preaching. For indeed, it also is time for the Church to quit listening to the lullaby lies of false prophets and teachers saying good things and causing their eyes to be fixed on the here and now, as if we are to establish God’s kingdom on earth! It is also time to discontinue yoking up with unbelievers at political rallies while looking for a physical, political savior for a temporal, earthly kingdom. Indeed, it is not time to rally. It is time to repent. It is not time to regroup, but repent. It is not time to have a reawakening, but to repent. It is not time to vote or campaign or fight or protest or go to the Supreme Court. It is time to repent. It is not time to decree and declare, but to repent. This is the revival that all nations are being called to – right now.
Those who are ruling over us hate us, not just in America but in nation after nation. Do you really think they are in positions of power because they were elected or voted in? Do you really think that the devil put them there? No! It is God who is sovereign. It is God who appoints. It is God who builds up, and God who tears down (Daniel 2). Rather, the very fact that this is happening in nation after nation is proof that part of the curse of Leviticus has fall upon us (Leviticus 26:17).
Peter wrote about this generation of scoffers. Paul informed us of these perilous times. John portrayed in living color the state of the Church and the world at the end of days, and called them to repentance. Daniel related the state of the Jews during the time of Jacob’s Trouble also known as the Great Tribulation. Jesus told us these days would come, and that at the time when all hell is breaking loose that we should be vigilant and not weighed down with the cares of this life (Luke 21:34-35); that we would “watch therefore and pray always that we might be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass” (Luke 21:36); and that we would get up and lift up our heads for our redemption is drawing near (Luke 21:28).
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus! The Spirit and the Bride say “Come!”
Quote: ““Bob Jones was told that the general level of prophetic revelation in the church was about 65% accurate at this time. Some are only about 10% accurate, a very few of the most mature prophets are approaching 85% to 95% accuracy. Prophecy is increasing in purity, but there is a still a long way to go for those who walk in this ministry. This is actually grace for the church now, because 100% accuracy in this ministry would bring a level of accountability to the church which she is too immature to bear at this time. It would result in too many Annaniases and Sapphiras” (The Prophetic Ministry” Rick Joyner. Morningstar Prophetic Newsletter. Vol. 3, No. 2, p. 2).
So we are too immature to have prophets be right all the time? Does this make sense or is it more correct that these prophets are not 100% right because they are not speaking for God who is ALWAYS 100% right. God was always right with his prophets in the Old Testament and New Testament, but in their ministry, they are not always right, they are not even half right; they are not as accurate as a skilled psychic.
Mike Bickle is not anymore reassuring: “Now, obviously, probably about 80% of what’s in the Body of Christ that’s called prophecy is fleshiness. And so we’re in a day when we’re in such an immature stage of this. So much of what is called prophecy is not truly prophecy. So we realize that; so what’s our reaction to that? We don’t throw out the baby with the bath water. We say, “Lord, we don’t throw out prophecy. We ask You to mature it.” We don’t take it as serious in the early days as we will in the days to come” (Media Spotlight- THE RESTORATION OF APOSTLES AND PROPHETS AND THE KANSAS CITY‑ VINEYARD CONNECTION by Albert James Dager).
NOTE: Jones was at one time in a mental institution where he had many conversations with demons, and at some point in his lifetime was told by the devil that if he discontinued speaking against abortion that he’d walk in powerful miracles again.
Jones also taught that the Church would put death under their own feet, would become god-men, and “come into the divine nature of Jesus Christ” as the perfect Melchisedekian priesthood. Furthermore, he taught that “the prophetic movement was started by an angel named Emma who is androgynous and appeared as female. This angel is supposedly at work with freshfires revival meetings. For the first time in history we have a woman angel working inside the church bringing signs…”
He also believed that when his hands turned purple that God was answering prayers, which goes along with the New Age belief of Alice Bailey that colors are important when it comes to healing, especially a violet light or violet flame. His hands would turn red for different reasons and would feel prickly if there was witchcraft in the room.
Does this really sound like someone we should trust?
Quote: These are the “Nicolaitans”. Halley’s Bible Handbook tells us of them, “Sexual vice was actually a part of heathen worship, and recognized as a proper thing in heathen festivals. Priestesses of Diana and kindred deities were public prostitutes. The thing had been a troublesome question for Gentile churches from the start. . . Meantime great multitudes of heathen had become Christians, and had carried some of their old ideas into their new religion. . . Naturally there were all sorts of attempts to harmonize these heathen practices with the Christian religion. Many professing Christian teachers, claiming inspiration from God, were advocating the right to free participation in heathen immoralities. In Ephesus, the Christian pastors, as a body, excluded such teachers. But in Pergamum and Thyatira, while we are not to think that the main body of pastors held such teachings, yet they tolerated within their ranks those who did” (p.694).
Ancient Pergamos was a city where the worship of Zeus and Asclepios were endemic, whose symbol was a serpent entwined around a rod or staff. It was a city where paganism and politics were closely entwined and allied. Nicolaitan pressures were very strong in this city where pressures to “compromise” would have been very heavy.
The Nicolaitans seduced God’s people to “eat things sacrificed to idols” – that is, participate in heathen, pagan festivals, including sexual immorality – in other words, to commit spiritual fornication and adultery – which is IDOLATRY! This convergence of Christianity with pagan beliefs and practices was sheer APOSTASY in the eyes of God!”
Quote: “Nearly 70% of born-again Christians disagree with the biblical position that Jesus is the only way to God, according to a new survey from Probe Ministries…The survey also found that among the top reasons given by born-again Christians for not telling others about their faith is the acceptance of pluralism. When asked why they don’t share their beliefs with others, born-again respondents chose “They can get to Heaven through their different religious belief,” “We shouldn’t impose our ideas on others,” and “The Bible tells us not to judge others” as their top three responses, respectively… This confusion among Christians and what they believe was also recently reflected in the American Worldview Inventory published last month by the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian University. Of an estimated 176 million American adults who identify as Christian, just 6% or 15 million of them were actually found to hold a biblical worldview. The study showed, in general, that while a majority of America’s self-identified Christians, including many who identify as evangelical, believe that God is all-powerful, all-knowing and is the Creator of the universe, more than half reject a number of biblical teachings and principles, including the existence of the Holy Spirit. Strong majorities were also found to errantly believe that all religious faiths are of equal value, people are basically good and that people can use acts of goodness to earn their way into Heaven. The study further showed that majorities don’t believe in moral absolutes, consider feelings, experience or the input of friends and family as their most trusted sources of moral guidance, and say that having faith matters more than which faith you pursue.”
“The COVID-19 lockdowns and lifestyle changes that began in early 2020 provided Americans with an opportunity to spend more time doing things their hectic, on-the-go lives precluded, such as reading the Bible. But it appears that as people’s lives were substantially altered by the virus and government policies, Americans were not spending the extra time devoting energy to spiritual matters and worldview enhancement.
In fact, the first national study of Americans’ worldview in the post-lockdown era found that the incidence of biblical worldview declined to a mere 4%—down one-third from the 6% recorded just months before the pandemic started in 2020. New research from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University shows that the benchmark worldview measure of American adults taken in January 2020 may prove to be the high-water mark for the foreseeable future. Americans tinkered with many things during the three lockdown years—from home-improvement projects to baking sourdough bread—but improving their worldview apparently was not one of them.
Compared to 2020, almost every demographic subgroup experienced a small decline in the proportion of those possessing a biblical worldview, according to the American Worldview Inventory 2023. The most noteworthy declines across the three years were recorded among born-again Christians (down six percentage points) and people from households earning $60,000 to $100,000 (down five points)…”
“The 2023 incidence of biblical worldview is 4%, based on the tracking study of the worldview of adults across the nation. That is a seemingly small but noteworthy drop from 6% three years ago.”
“The subgroups of the nation that are most likely to possess a biblical worldview include: SAGE Cons (Spiritually Active Governance Engaged Conservative Christians), among whom one out of four (24%) have a biblical worldview; people whose beliefs qualify them as born-again Christians (13%); and those whose political ideology places them in the “consistently conservative” category. There were no other segments that reached double figures, according to the latest AWVI 2023 data. • Most Americans (68%) consider themselves to be Christians. Among these self-defined Christians, though, only 6% have a biblical worldview. Less than half of the self-defined Christians can be classified as born-again, defined as believing that they will go to Heaven after they die but only because they have confessed their sins and accepted Jesus Christ as their savior. Within the born-again population (just 33% of the adult population), a shockingly small proportion (13%) hold a biblical worldview.”
“The results of the American Worldview Inventory are frightening for biblical Christians, according to George Barna, the creator of the American Worldview Inventory and director of the research for the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University… “When you put the data in perspective, the biblical worldview is shuffling toward the edge of the cliff,” Barna said. “As things stand today, biblical theism is much closer to extinction in America than it is to influencing the soul of the nation. The current incidence of adults with the biblical worldview is the lowest since I began measuring it in the early 1990s.”
“The data referred to in this report are taken from the American Worldview Inventory (AWVI), an annual survey that evaluates the worldview of the U.S. adult population (age 18 and over). Begun as an annual tracking study in 2020, the assessment is based on several dozen worldview-related questions that fall within eight categories of worldview application, measuring both beliefs and behavior.
The American Worldview Inventory is the first-ever national survey conducted in the United Statesmeasuring the incidence of both biblical and competing worldviews. The current wave of worldview research was undertaken in January 2023 among a nationally representative sample of 2,000 adults, providing an estimated maximum sampling error of approximately plus or minus 2 percentage points, based on the 95% confidence interval. Additional levels of indeterminable error may occur in surveys based upon both sampling and non-sampling activity.”
“Last year, the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, under the direction of George Barna, conducted a national survey that found only six percent of American adults have a biblical worldview…
The Cultural Research Center previously released the results of three other worldview surveys conducted earlier this year:
The first of these concluded that America’s dominant worldview is Syncretism, which isn’t actually a worldview at all but rather “a disparate, irreconcilable collection of beliefs” that people paste together to suit themselves.
The second survey concluded that America’s most popular worldview is what can be called Moralistic Therapeutic Deism. Components of this worldview include: “belief in a God who remains distant from people’s lives” and “the universal purpose of life of being happy and feeling good about oneself.”
The third survey found that Millennials are “substantially more likely” than previous American generations to “reject biblical principles in favor of more worldly spiritual perspectives and practices.”
As Barna noted, “Frankly, the culture is impacting the Christian church and the Christian faith more than the Christian church or Christian faith are impacting the culture.” Notably, increasing belief in reincarnation, declining belief in a literal hell, and the pervading belief that people are basically good are other indicators that Christianity is losing influence in America.”
“A majority of Americans who describe themselves as Christian (52 percent) also accept a “works-oriented” means to God’s acceptance—even those associated with churches whose official doctrine says eternal salvation comes only from embracing Jesus Christ as savior. Almost half of all adults associated with Pentecostal (46 percent), mainline Protestant (44 percent), and evangelical (41 percent) churches, as well as nearly two-thirds of Catholics (70 percent), hold that view.”
“58% of Americans believe “there is no absolute moral truth”; and 77% believe “right and wrong is determined by factors other than the Bible.”As for that book, 59% of Americans say that “the Bible is not the authoritative and true word of God.”…
Self-described “Christians” are even more relativistic than Americans as a whole: 68% agree that the content or object of the faith doesn’t matter. In terms of Christian denominations, 56% of Evangelicals, 62% of Pentecostals, 67% of mainline Protestants, and 77% of Roman Catholics agree that the content or object of faith doesn’t matter.”
“Study finds 37% of pastors have biblical worldview: Spiritual awakening ‘needed in our pulpits’,” May 16, 2022,
“A new study from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University has found that just 37% of Christian pastors in the United States have a biblical worldview, demonstrating that spiritual awakening is “needed just as desperately in our pulpits as in the pews,” according to the pollster.
The nationwide study of about 1,000 Christian pastors found that just slightly more than a third (37%) of the U.S. pastors hold a biblical worldview. The majority (62%) possess a hybrid worldview known as Syncretism.The study, released Thursday, showed that 41% of senior pastors — as compared to 28% of associate pastors — have a biblical worldview. Further, only 13% of teaching pastors and 12% of children’s and youth pastors have a biblical worldview.
The lowest level of biblical worldview was among executive pastors, with only 4% of them holding consistently biblical beliefs and behaviors…
Another study released by the Barna Group last month showed that more pastors now say they considered quitting their jobs compared to a year ago, driven to despair by stress, loneliness, political divisions and other worries like their church being in decline.The share of pastors who have seriously considered quitting being in full-time ministry within the last year increased from 29% in 2021 to 42% in March of this year.”
“Barna surveyed 547 U.S. Protestant pastors and asked them which issues they believed were a major concern facing the U.S. Christian church.
Seven issues topped 50 percent: Watered-down gospel teachings, 72 percent; culture’s shift to a secular age, 66 percent; poor discipleship models, 63 percent; addressing complex social issues with biblical integrity, 58 percent; prosperity gospel teachings, 56 percent; reaching a younger audience, 56 percent and political polarization in the country, 51 percent…
Three issues topped 40 percent but failed to reach 50 percent: Negative perceptions of the church, 46 percent; the diminished influence of churches in the community, 45 percent and church leader burnout/exhaustion, 40 percent.”
Quote: “In ancient times, it took considerable time for the sins of individual empires and kingdoms to spread to other peoples. That was understandably due to low-technology. International travel and communications were very slow and limited. Trends and lifestyle behaviors, whether good or evil, could take centuries to spread very far. In today’s world, global digital connectivity is so instantaneous that sins and sinful attitudes that once would taken centuries to spread around then world can now infect the entire earth in a very short time. 2 Timothy 3’s prophecy includes a long list of the sins and degeneracies that would characterize mankind’s society in the latter days of our age. Romans 1:17-32 offers another list of sins that take hold in societies that “do not like to retain God in their knowledge” (verse 28). Does modern mankind choose to “not retain God in its knowledge?” We all know the answer is “yes.””
Something is happening in Asbury College and now other colleges. There are those who applaud it, saying it’s about time. There are others who don’t give it the time of day. There are those who are watching it carefully to see what will come of it. There are others who never like moves of God and say it is not of God and steer clear of it calling it strange fire. And still there are others who believe it is not a genuine move of God but was started by the leadership and followers of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR).
Before continuing, I want to insert a slightly personal note. I am no longer on the worship team at my church because of NAR influence via Bethel Church Redding. Because so many Christian musicians today see Bethel as unquestionably Christian (Jesus Culture and Bethel Music), their music has infiltrated a majority of churches and Christian radio stations in America. Also well-known worship singers find no fault with them and sing on the same stage as Bethel worship leaders and even teach in the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. Last June while still on my church’s worship team, I requested that a song be changed because I could not in good conscience sing it while leading in worship, and even gave them an article regarding Bethel’s unbiblical practices and doctrine in the hopes that they would understand (https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2022/04/08/do-not-be-deceived-an-angel-of-light/). But instead of them being appalled by the information or at least being open to talk about it, they avoided me, and for months have no longer invited me to be on the worship team as the song leader. Furthermore, one of our four councilmen sees the NAR prophets as legitimate and even invited a man who welcomed Bethel soaking music into our sanctuary. So, I am more than familiar with the NAR, and am more than aware of their far-reaching tentacles.
Planned, Emotional, Experiential
Now back to Asbury. From what I can assess, some are reasoning that one needs to steer clear of what is happening at Asbury and now other colleges because it was a “planned” event, is emotional and experiential, and may be associated with the NAR (this NAR link I’ll address later). To the rest I would respond with a question: didn’t the first outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 happen during a “planned” event? It did. It happened on the planned day of Pentecost when Jews from everywhere had gathered from the nations. Jesus had told the disciples to “tarry” in Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit who would be sent from the Father. So, 120 of them waited in the upper room for a 10 day prayer meeting that culminated in the incredible outpouring that shook Jerusalem and then went to the uttermost parts of the earth.
Furthermore, wasn’t it emotional and experiential? It was. According to the text those 120 who received the empowering of the Holy Spirit were bubbling over abundantly and speaking forth the marvelous works of God, and thus some in the crowd believed they were drunk on new wine while others merely stood in awe. Indeed, this was a moment of great, even inexpressible joy, in other words, it was emotional.
Speaking of another “planned” and emotional experience wherein the ark of the covenant of God finally entered the city of David, according to 2 Samuel 6: 14-15, “David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet.” Talk about emotional. Talk about exuberant. Talk about genuine. Talk about indecorous and improper!!!
Speaking of yet another “planned” and emotional experience on the day of Yom Teruah when all the people who had returned from Babylon were assembled for the reading of the law it says in Nehemiah 8:9, 11-12, “And Nehemiah, who was the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn nor weep.” For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the Law…So the Levites quieted all the people, saying, “Be still, for the day is holy; do not be grieved.” And all the people went their way to eat and drink, to send portions and rejoice greatly, because they understood the words that were declared to them.”
Just hearing the word of God had the people emotional, deeply grieved and repentant. But, they were instructed by their leadership that it was not a day of grief but of joy. Their leaders did not tell them to express no emotion, but rather told them to turn their grief in to great joy. Thus, they went forth in a festive attitude, and they “rejoiced greatly”. This rejoicing was not done quietly, but with great loudness and grew in magnified volume among the throng of God’s people. And for days, even weeks, they celebrated before the Lord gleefully and mirthfully, dwelling in booths, eating and drinking, and hearing the words of the Law read to them.
And yet again in 1 Kings 8 during a “planned” event during the Feast of Tabernacles when all the people had assembled for the feast and the Temple was dedicated and the ark of the covenant was placed in the Most Holy Place, “…the cloud filled the house of the LORD 11so that the priests could not stand there to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD…” In other words, God showed up, and the priests could not continue doing what they were doing because of it! Makes me think of Isaiah 6 when Isaiah was overcome with emotion when in the presence of the Most High, and he cried out that he was undone for he was a man of unclean lips.
Indeed, we as humans when we come into contact with the holiness of our great God always have an emotional response to that experience: sometimes grief-stricken repentance, sometimes dancing with exuberant joy, and sometimes it renders us unable to go about our normal activities.
There is an old documentary that appears to have been filmed back in the 1980s or 1970s about the Asbury revival of 1970. And in it is the unquestionable account of what happened and how it was all about prayer, genuine repentance before God and the restoration of relationships and lives, and testimonies. It was not merely emotional nor planned nor conjured up and was not about signs and wonders or show or lights or fog machines or anything man-made, not even angel feathers or gold dust. It was was an incredible time of giving God the time to do a deeper work in His people, His Church, His Bride, and to call those who did not know Him to Himself. Please, take a listen to this documentary to understand it more fully before speaking in a derogatory way about it. This is the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSkzQD74hEs Could this not genuinely be called apart of the Jesus movement/revolution that Chuck Smith founder of Calvary Chapel was very much apart of, and Hal Lindsay too?
The term “Revival” As for the present revival, if there is a problem calling it “revival” because of NAR false prophecies and propaganda then let’s use a Biblical term such as an “outpouring” of the Holy Spirit. After all, it was God Himself in both Joel 2 and Acts 2 Who stated,
“17‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. 18And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.”
The Lost Youth and a Dead Church
This is the most unchurched generation and most ignorant generation regarding God in the history of the world. They have been spoon fed lies from their birth from children’s entertainment, movies, school, family, media, video games etc., deluged by filth on every hand, overwhelmed by despair and purposelessness and fear, and who are being destroyed by a tidal wave of addictions and suicide. Are they not the field white unto harvest while the drought ridden church lies unmoved and apathetic? And who will reach them? And how will they be reached if the Church is so dusty, dry and dead that they cannot speak? Is not the church of America like Sardis of Revelation 3?
Just like Sardis, the church in America has had “a name” for a long time. It had been alive. From America thousands of missionaries were sent out into all the nations of this earth. It was here that Great Awakenings ignited, countless tent meeting revivals took off, and incredible, individual moves of God drew people closer to God and sent them out into the highways and byways to reach the lost. The American church was indeed a shining city alight upon a hill for all the world to see. But, that light is nearly out, and she is a dying remnant of what she once was. Faded and dingy, like coal smudged windows of jolly old England, she has lost her brilliance and glory. Like the Temple of Ezekiel 8, her walls have become lined with the idolatrous images such as that of the “American dream” (a house, a dog, 2.5 kids, a white picket fence, etc), busyness, prosperity, vacations, sports, entertainment, New Age practices (yoga, meditation that empties the mind, the idea that we are all christ and little gods, etc.), Catholic mysticism (labyrinth walks, “practicing the presence”, asceticism, etc.), ecumenism (being united equally with other religions of the world), dominionism/kingdom now/manifest sons of god false doctrine that teaches the church will take over the world and then Jesus can come back; demonic lying signs and wonders that they attribute to the Holy Spirit (The Toronto Blessing’s barking like dogs, roaring like lions, unholy laughter, and writhing about like snakes; Bethel church Redding’s gold dust, angel feathers, fire tunnels, Tarot cards and Ouija boards, etc); the apostolic movement that states that modern day prophets and apostles are greater than those in the Bible; the abomination of LGBTQ+ is welcomed with open arms. It is no wonder that 70% of those who call themselves Christians in America believe that a person of another religion can be saved without Christ, that Jesus is not the only way for everyone. Oh how far the mighty have fallen!
And the Lord said to Ezekiel, in Ezekiel 8:6, 17, ““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…And 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…”
Because of Israel’s departure from God, He departed from them as Ezekiel 10:18-19 and 11:22-23 says, “Then the glory of the Lord departed from the threshold of the temple and stood over the cherubim. And the cherubim lifted their wings and mounted up from the earth in my sight. When they went out, the wheels were beside them; and they stood at the door of the east gate of the Lord’s house, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them… “So the cherubim lifted up their wings, with the wheels beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel was high above them. And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city and stood on the mountain, which is on the east side of the city.”
Even so America and the American church has departed from the Living God, and the time is drawing near wherein He will depart from them – even in the great departure of the Rapture when He snatches His Bride home and unleashes the Tribulation upon those who have rejected Him and His supreme holiness and absolute truth.
Jesus is returning SOON. Thus, in Revelation 2-3 is He not calling to His Bride to awaken, repent, and return to her First Love, to do the first works? Are we not still in the Last Days, even the last of the Last Days? Thus, will He not continue to be at work among His people, pouring out His Holy Spirit? Will not the latter rain be poured out even as the former upon those who seek Him? Does He not say that those who seek and keep on seeking Him will find Him, and that He will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and keep on asking? (Luke 11:9-13). Does He not say to Sardis, “Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent?”
Now, as for the NAR false prophets and false teachers, they like the devil, piggy back onto any true move of God. Did not Simon the sorcerer of Acts 8 try to buy the gift of the Holy Spirit with money for his own profit and glory? And what of the spirit of python in the oracle of Delphi in Acts 16 who followed Paul around like a puppy announcing truth so as to appear to be one with the Apostles and thus be seen as legitimate? Just because the NAR attempt to steal God’s glory does not mean that what is happening genuinely at Asbury is not of God. So far there have been no lying signs and wonders and thus no false holy spirit; no false doctrine, and thus no false Jesus. And there have been no NAR big names leading from the platform. They may sound their own horn, but if it is of God then He will deal with their Luciferian thievery in His own time and in His own way.
What would cause the NAR to do such a thing? Well, they have taught for a long time that there was going to be a revival among the youth. And some have even “prophesied” that this last days revival was just around the corner, including Dutch Sheets and others. They believe that this revival must happen and spread to the entire earth, infiltrating and taking over all 7 mountains of influence in this earth. These 7 mountains include education, government, business etc. This is otherwise known as Dominion Theology, the Manifest Sons of God, the Latter Rain, etc. They really truly believe that they must unite the world for Christ in order for Christ to return and that Jesus cannot come back until they do. And revival is the first step in the direction of this Dominionist mandate (if you are unclear about what Dominionsist Theology teaches, please refer to the references regarding the NAR and Dominionism below).
Thus, some believe that the NAR have planned this “revival” at Asbury, and are fanning the flames of it into other colleges. They see the One World Order agenda of antichrist arising, and are zealously eager for their chance at a counter move with their own one world order agenda in order that Christ might return soon. And the NAR had planned for a prayer event on February 23rd at the time of the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the original collegiate day of prayer. As the ag.org website states (link below), “Officially formed in 1815 as the Concert of Prayer for Colleges, by 1823 every major denomination and every college adopted the last Thursday of every February as a day of prayer for all U.S. college campuses — where churches, parents, students, and others commit to pray for specific colleges and universities on one day. This day was frequently associated with powerful revivals and awakenings in schools across the U.S.”
However, just because someone wants something does not mean that they can make God move. For unless the Lord builds the house the laborers labor in vain (Psalm 127). No matter how powerful the NAR apostles and prophets think they are (and they do think they are greater than the apostles and prophets of the Bible – even believing they are little gods and little christs), they cannot conjure up a move of the real Holy Spirit. I’ve seen worship leaders attempt to stir a crowd to no avail. All those kids are not faking worship.
Now, how is it that NAR leader and teacher of false Dominionist theology, Dutch Sheets, had such a detailed vision in Boise, Idaho on September 11, 2001? Assuming he really did have this vision this then would fall into the category of Deuteronomy 13 wherein God states that He is using the false prophet whose prophecy actually comes to pass in order to test His people. “1If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, 2and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’—which you have not known—‘and let us serve them,’ 3you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” The fact that Dutch Sheets has had this vision come to pass does not mean that he is of God nor does it mean that you can trust him. His teaching and doctrine are still false.
A Warning to the Vigilant and Discerning
All of you who are concerned about what is going on at Asbury and now other colleges, remember the Ephesians of Revelation 2. Continue to be patient; continue to not bear those who are evil; continue to test those who say they are apostles but are not – even the NAR – and continue to persevere and not become weary. And indeed, thank you for pressing on, for being passionate, for being watchful, on guard and aware, and for stirring others to be watchful, aware, and on guard too.
But, dear ones, do not lose your first love like the Ephesians were in jeopardy of doing. They had become so fervent, so careful, so overly protective, that they not only had forgotten to spend quality time in the presence of the Lord, but had also lost their love for each other. For flowing out of that love and time with the Lord is the love for one another as brothers and sisters in Christ – for will not the world know us by our love for one another? (John 13:35). Think back to when you were first saved. There was a closeness and a bond you had with other believers, a nearness, and a great love like a warm fuzzy blanket felt between you all. They were family. And if there was a financial need, it was met. If there was a spiritual need, it was prayed for. If there was a practical need, it was provided for. If one needed healing, people prayed over you. If there was an emotional need, there were hugs and words of encouragement. And everyone was quick to forgive and full of grace.
While still being vigilant and watchful, may this same heartbeat of overflowing warmth and love be in you now toward these youth. Please, in our great zeal against the NAR do not speak against these youth who are desperate for what you experienced when you were saved, set free and delivered. Do not speak against what may truly be of God just because the false apostles of the NAR are trying to steal God’s thunder. Do not turn on the genuine in your fervor to stamp out the strange fire of the NAR madness. According to both Matthew 12:20 and Isaiah 42:3 Jesus would not break off nor snuff out even that which is barely hanging on in spiritual vitality. “3A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench.” So then, why are we so quick to do so?
No, not everything ‘supernatural’ is of God. But equally true is that not every ‘move of God’ is of the NAR.
Do not stand against those who are so thirsty, so parched, so deeply dry that they desperately need the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Do not oppose those who are so hungry that they cannot get enough of spending time worshiping, kneeling before the awesomeness of our God, who are so enthralled by His glorious love and forgiveness and deliverance that they cannot help but lift their hands, fall on their knees or get emotional – and like David desire that they “may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple” (Psalm 27:4). And as the sons of Korah said in Psalm 84,
2My soul longs, yes, even faints For the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
3Even the sparrow has found a home, And the swallow a nest for herself, Where she may lay her young— Even Your altars, O Lord of hosts, My King and my God.
4Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; They will still be praising You. Selah”
Please, do not be like David’s wife Michal of 2 Samuel 6:20-23 who cynically and critically responded, but rather be like Gamaliel of Acts 5:38-39 who said, “…now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God.” Do not throw the proverbial baby out with the bath water. One who is questioning, be careful here. Please, rather be like Paul who said in Philippians 1:15-17, “Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from goodwill: The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains; but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel. What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.”
We are the body of Christ, and as such, let those of us who are vigilant and guarded and watchful not become so hyper critical that we turn upon the good as well as the evil. As the “Body” of Christ, let’s not develop an auto-immune disease wherein the human body’s immune system becomes so hyper sensitive that it begins destroying the bad along with the good. Being on high alert, it mistakenly attacks itself.
God’s Promise for the Last Days Still Stands
Jesus is coming soon. And He did promise that in the Last Days He would pour out His Spirit upon all flesh, that our sons and daughters would prophesy, that young men would see vision and old men would dream dreams, and that all who call upon the name of the Lord would be saved. And these are still the Last Days, the last of the Last to be exact. And as such, the Lord is still fulfilling His promise. No one else, not in the NAR or otherwise can take the credit for a prophecy fulfilled except the Lord Himself. Indeed, well over 2,000 plus years ago God predicted that His Spirit would be poured out upon the youth. Why are we surprised that He is doing it yet again? And truly, why not now just before He returns? Why not one more time?
And to the dead church of America turn your eyes to Jesus’ warning of Revelation 3, “…if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. 4You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’”
Vigilant and discerning Christians, let’s not be found overly suspicious when God Himself prophesied that He would do just what is happening. Let’s not let the NAR steal God’s promise fulfilled anymore than we ought to allow the LGBTQ+ movement to steal God’s rainbow or the New Age religion to steal God’s crystals. Let’s instead be found both watchful and rejoicing in the outpouring of His Spirit upon this desperate and final generation just before all hell breaks loose upon the world. Let us be refreshed that God is washing over His dead church with the latter rain of heaven. Let us be comforted that He is awakening His Bride, and refilling His Body with the Holy Spirit of the living God for the glory of His great name! Praise the Lord! So be it!
Jesus is coming soon! Let’s be ready!
Holy Light Ministries
References: (Holy Light Ministries does not endorse any link just because they are used for referencing purposes)
Note: I highly respect Light House Trails Research and have quoted them often in other articles on this website. However, in this instance I am in respectful disagreement — and am also respectfully calling them to be careful in how they approach what is happening at Asbury and other colleges in the U.S. right now.
Note: I highly respect Pastor JD Farag of Calvary Chapel Kaneohe, Hawaii, and have both quoted and posted in full his Sunday prophecy updates on this website. He is truly a man of god and a treasure to the Body of Christ. However, in this instance I am in respectful disagreement — and am also respectfully calling him to be careful in how he approaches what is happening at Asbury and other colleges in the U.S. right now.
Note: Dutch Sheets is known to be a false teacher of the New Apostolic Reformation, and was actually the founder of the NAR C.Peter Wagoner’s personal pastor. He is false in that he teaches Dominionist/Latter Rain/Manifest Sons of God theology to the body of Christ, stating that Christians are here right now to rule and reign with Christ in all areas of society, that a great end times revival will usher in a time wherein Christians rule in all “seven mountains”, is focused on making America great again and defended the false prophecies that Trump would be reelected for a second term, and firmly believes that America as a nation will be saved.
Informative Articles on Sheets and the NAR and Dominionist theology:
Here is a summary of what Dominionism is. It has gone by many different names such as Manifest Sons of God, Seven Mountains Mandate, Latter Rain, Joel’s Army, New Breed, Dominionism, etc., but all of them refer to the same thing. The Great Commission is to take dominion over the entire earth and all areas of society. Furthermore, they teach that last days Christians are not only reincarnations of Christ but are becoming Christ. They are therefore not awaiting the Second Coming of Christ but the “becoming of Christ.” As those who are becoming christs they must take back each of the seven mountains of society until they take over the world with the greatest revival the world has ever seen. Those who are little christs/little gods will take on immortality and will be an invincible Joel’s army of supermen that will conquer the world for Christ, and Christ will then be released to come down from heaven.Doesn’t this sound familiar — maybe “lo here is Christ, lo there” from Matthew 24
Note: C.Peter Wagoner is the founder of the New Apostolic Reformation. In this presentation from back in the early 2000’s, Wagoner even mentions Dutch Sheets’ definition given at this conference of the difference between pastor preaching and apostolic preaching (about the 9 minute mark). Quote: “Pastoral preaching stresses Jesus’ death on the cross…but apostolic preaching takes that verse literally…Jesus came to save that which was lost literally that dominion that Adam gave up… is now being restored.”
At about the 1 minute mark, “Dominion means being the head and not the tail. Dominion means ruling as kings…we are kings for dominion. Now the dominion mandate is another phrase for the Great Commission…”
10:45 second mark, under point number 4, “…Jesus delegated establishing His kingdom to us…to you and to me. We are the ones who are supposed to bring this about. See, Jesus trained His disciples to take charge after He left…”Acts 1:8…what did Jesus mean by be my witnesses? He meant that we are to be people who would speak and act on Jesus’ behalf, as if Jesus Himself were doing it; Jesus wants us to do that.”
12:50 second mark, “This is kind of, sort of a prophetic word, see. Let me just read this so I get the wording right. ‘Satan has been losing ground for 2000 years…now I say this, Satan will lose more ground in the next hundred years than he lost in the past 2000… the year 2001 opened the second Apostolic age. The government of the church is now in place. We’re aligning with apostles and prophets, and this war that we’re in…has two fronts. It has a spiritual front, and it has a natural front. And the spiritual front it says we must stand against the wiles of the devil…the wiles of the devil are anything he does to maintain the dominion that he stole from Adam in the garden of Eden. And what does that mean? Spiritual warfare…that’s the spiritual front. But we’d better not stay there! We better bring it down to the natural front…bringing it to earth…And this is a new cutting edge for this generation.”
Quote: “William “Dutch” Sheets is a leading figure in a fundamentalist movement known as the New Apostolic Reformation, whose followers believe America is anointed by God to convert the world to Christianity — by force if necessary — and they seek to accelerate Jesus’ return and rule over the Earth. This divine mission, as they see it, will be carried out when true believers seize control of the institutions of the U.S. government.”
Quote: “Sheets and his “prophetic” colleagues like Engle and Cindy Jacobs believe that the church—which they refer to as the Ekklesia—is meant to be God’s governing authority and legislative body in the world.”
Sheets said, “You will fail! … The Ekklesia will take you out. The outpouring of Holy Spirit will take you out. Angels will take you out. You are no match for any of the above. You are no match for Father, Son, Holy Ghost, or his family or his angel armies. You are no match for his word. You are no match for his prophetic decrees …. So we push you back. And we say your finest hour has come and gone, and the church now rises to the place that he has called us to walk in …. We now rise up and I call that new order into the earth.”
“Jesus is considered the ‘Pattern Son.’ He was the first one to make it as a divine, immortal, sinless Manifest Son of God and this accomplishment will be duplicated by each individual who, following Jesus, become Manifest Sons of God. This Christ Company, now individually Manifest as Sons of God, will execute judgement at the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord… “Rick Joyner is another teacher for this movement. He believes that the elite ‘overcomers’ will conquer the world. This will lead to the greatest revival of history, where the majority of the world will be won to Christ and the kingdom made ready to be received by Christ.””
“Every man who has been born again is an incarnation and Christianity is a miracle. The believer is as much an incarnation as was Jesus of Nazareth.”
– Kenneth Hagin, The Incarnation, December 1980, p.13
“Who are you? Come on, who are you? Come on, say it: ‘Sons of God!’ Come on, say it! And what does work inside us, brother, is that
In the wake of many disappointing elections in the United States and upheaval in Brazil because of their elections; in light of what is happening worldwide as the rumblings of war grow louder and longer such as in Tigray of Ethiopia, Ukraine of Europe, Taiwan, and the Middle East; and in the reality of tyrannical governments, such as China’s and Myanmar’s and North Korea’s, continuing to constrict and clamp down more tightly on their people, it is powerfully clear that we must live in the truth of 2 Peter 3:10-18.
“10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 11Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.14Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless…17You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”
Think about that. The heavens are going to disappear with a great roaring, crashing sound, and all will melt with extreme fire. And all the earth, everything held too dearly right now, will be loosed from the word of God’s great power, and will burn with an unimagined intensity until liquified, and will never be found again even if one sought to find it.
What then are we holding onto so tightly?
The affect of the knowledge that God’s kingdom is coming and that we are very much apart of it, and the hope of a new heavens and new earth and the conclusion of the present world is to be the cause of an inward change in us that in turn causes an “up-turn” of inner beliefs that leads to an alteration in outward behavior (https://biblehub.com/greek/391.htm). And this modification of behavior is to be one of holiness and reverent devotion to God. Verse 12 then goes on to explain that as we live out this holiness and reverence we will be “looking for and hastening” the day of God. To be “looking for and hastening” means we are eagerly and expectantly looking for this culmination of all things, and are earnestly desiring it above all else. It is not that we bring it into being by anything that we do or say or think. No. But it does mean that we are looking for it with every fiber of our being, our hearts singing and singly looking for it, awaiting with intense eagerness the coming of our King and His kingdom.
Dear reader, this is what God would have us doing now. He does not want us full of gloom and doom because of the disintegrating of this dying world and the death even of America. He does not want us disillusioned because of corrupt politics. He does not want us distracted by elections and talk of election fraud nor because our candidate did not get elected.
There are those who have tried their best recently to resuscitate America. They have poured their hearts, their time, their energy, their prayers, their money into saving her. The same is true also of other nations of this world such as Tigray, Myanmar, Brazil, Ukraine, Russia, China, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, and the list could go on indefinitely. But these nations are passing away, and we must not forget that God is still in charge. He sets up leaders and nations, and it is He who brings them down, even by bringing to power those we know are unworthy (Job 12:23; Psalm 75:7; Daniel 2 and 4). And we must not forget that this world is passing away! It is all being “loosed” as God intended long ago when He first created it. It is apart of His magnificent plan. This is that moment. This is that time.
Dearly beloved of Christ, our great God, Savior, and coming King is reminding us that He is “loosing” the world – He is letting the world go. And as He lets this earth go, we are to let it go too. It is time. And we are therefore, according to 2 Peter 3:14, to “be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless…” This means we are to be morally blameless, untainted by this world, faultless, and at peace – whole in our minds, hearts, and our unity with each other as the body of Christ.
Let us not get caught up in the error of the wicked that Christ cannot possibly be coming soon (2 Peter 3:1-7). Let us not become cynical or sarcastic regarding the eternal hope that we have. Let us not become weary and lose our mooring, our anchor and become like a helpless ship stuck on the sands of the shore. It is imperative that we keep our eyes on Jesus, our hopes in the coming of our Lord alone, and our minds set on things above and not on earthly things. Jesus warned us of all that is happening so that we would not be taken unawares, we would not be taken aback, we would not lose hope. He lovingly told us all we need to know in order that we might remain steadfast, firmly rooted in Him, planted upon the solid rock foundation of the eternal faith of the unchanging Christ.
Fear not little sheep, our Shepherd knew this day was coming, this valley of the shadow of death. There is nothing new in this to Him. He is in charge. He is in control. The devil can do nothing but what God gives him leave to do it. Thus, as Isaiah 50 states, 7“…the Lord God will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed.” Rest in this unchanging fact, and “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity!
Something even more grievous has come to light regarding the series “The Chosen,” and I thought it important to address this newest development. I will be brief. It is regarding season 3 that will be in theaters starting November 18th.
It has come to light via various sources below, including Protestia and Spencer Smith and even the official third season trailer, that the Jesus of “The Chosen” has now officially quoted the Book of Mormon in season 3 by saying, “I am the Law of Moses.” This was viewed in the official new season’s trailer. Though some may argue that this is minor, and that the Book of Mormon, Nephi 15:9, actually says, “I am the law, and the light. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live,” the fact that what “the Chosen” Jesus says is more akin to the Mormon Jesus than the Biblical Jesus is incriminating at best and blasphemous at worst.
If you have not heard any of this about ‘the Chosen’ before, please view the article below entitled “Do Not Be Deceived: the Chosen” for more information. In short, the series ‘the Chosen’ is according to Dallas Jenkins is 95% fiction. It is said to be written by three authors of which the lead author and spokesperson is Dallas Jenkins. Dallas Jenkins himself a Christian but refers to Mormons as his brothers and sisters, works easily alongside Catholics and Mormons and even musicians who defend homosexuality, looks to both a Catholic priest for Biblical guidance as well as a Jewish/Buddhist/Messianic mystic, and now has had an audience with the Pope.
Interestingly enough, the Pope, astutely with wit and sarcasm, asked Jenkins if he plays Judas in the series. This barbed humor of the Pope says it all. After all, Jenkins who claims to be an Evangelical Christian has and is indeed betraying the true Christ for a false one.
We must remember that the real Jesus of the Bible’s Holy-Spirit inspired Gospels said that in the last of the last days just before His return there will be many false christs that shall arise to deceive many (Mark 13:21-23; Matthew 24:23-25). The Chosen’s christ appears to be one of those deceptions. It is a christ that has more in common with Catholicism and Mormonism and even other faith traditions than Christianity. It is a christ that makes people in other religions comfortable as they are and does not in any way call them to repentance. It is an ecumenical Jesus of the new world order beast system.
Furthermore and in agreement with Spencer Smith I conclude with this statement, “…If 95% of what’s in this deal is not in the Bible, I would be worried that it would taint my mind against Bible truth.” As Christians our minds are the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2), and those minds are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2) through the washing of the water of God’s word (Ephesians 5:26), and “4…the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” (2 Corinthians 10, emphasis mine)
Note: There are more sources regarding ‘the Chosen’ at the end of this article
Quote: “Dallas Jenkins considers himself an evangelical Christian, when in fact he is ecumenical to his core. He is ecumenical for he sees Mormons as brothers and sisters, and as lovers of the same Jesus as Christians, and I heard him say that he will sink or swim on that statement. He not only views them in this light, but works right alongside them as producers, marketers, financiers, and in other capacities. And he has not merely worked with them on the Chosen in this manner, but also on a short film called “The Shift” which was written and directed by a Mormon and presents Mormon beliefs about various Bible topics including Satan. Dallas Jenkins also easily works alongside ecumenical Biblical advisers. One of them David Guffey is a strong proponent of the praying the Rosery, praying to Mary, and loved the blasphemous book the Shack. Another of the Biblical advisers is a Jewish rabbi, Jason Sobel, who while attending rabbinic school also practices yoga and Buddhism. It was while actively practicing Buddhist meditation he left his body and came before “a king” on “a throne” in heaven, and that king said he was to follow him. Sobel was never called to repent, nor ever says that he repented, but merely that he came to believe in “Jesus”, and assumed Jesus was the one on the throne. However, this experience is more akin to what Johanna Michaelson tells about in her book, The Beautiful Side of Evil…And then there are the lead composers of the music, one of which is the former frontman for Jars of Clay, Dan Haseltine who openly spoke up for homosexual marriage on a social media platform and stated that the Bible is not clear regarding the issue. This is one of the two men behind the music of the Chosen…
It is fiction mixed with a small amount of Biblical fact, 95% fiction to be exact according to an interview of the frontman and writer Dallas Jenkins. And what is he doing working closely, intimately with those who do not know the true Jesus of the Bible? And for that matter, why would we as Christians want to be taught by such a presentation? Why would we want to be entertained with lies about Jesus?”
Quote: Spenser Smith reading from a Light House Trails publication entitled Ten Critical Concerns about the Chosen, says, “Let me read this quote by Dallas Jenkins here. ‘…this is a big deal because for me it represents two things that are important. One is the branching out of the show to the world. Another is the branching out of the show to people and traditions that I wasn’t apart of. So it shows that the walls are coming down…I’ve never seen a project that united more faith traditions.’ This is talking about ‘the Chosen’, guys.”
“…If 95% of what’s in this deal is not in the Bible, I would be worried that it would taint my mind against Bible truth.”
Quote: “Though disappointing to Christian fans of The Chosen, this development in the series should not surprise viewers, as director Dallas Jenkins previously defended his Mormon friends, saying, “LDS are Christians” in a series of videos that defended Mormonism. The first video in the series began with the claim that God answered the prayers of director Dallas Jenkins, through the LDS church, allowing Jenkins to film season two of The Chosen in its Jerusalem set in Goshen, Utah. Apparently, Jenkins’ use of LDS resources and his friendship with Mormons have opened the door to heresy and compromise in the production of the series. As the series has gained popularity, its producers and actors have embraced ecumenism, with Jonathan Roumie and Dallas Jenkins visiting the Vatican to promote the series by meeting Pope Francis. The Pontiff asked Jenkins if he played Judas, which isn’t a stretch, considering his recent betrayal of the words of Christ.”
Note: How astute of the Pope to ask such a question!
Note: Though I disagree with this author regarding God ONLY speaking to us through His word (for God does speak to us with His still small voice, and does speak to us through other believers through words of wisdom, words of knowledge, prophecy, etc. That being said, what He says always aligns with Scripture. Always), I find the rest of the article excellent.
Quote: “My chief concern is that most people don’t realize that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints a.k.a Mormonism, is involved in producing the series. And that should give Christians pause.There are a whole host of pseudo-Christian cults around the globe. One of the most well-known cults is Mormonism. No doubt some will find my assertion that they are caught up in a cult humorous, while others may find it disturbing that I would even suggest such a thing. However, as a Christian I’m not called to be nice; I’m called to speak the truth in love; likewise, I’m called to “contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3).”
“On a recent podcast, Pastor Gabriel Hughes of When We Understand The Text (WWUTT), mentioned that a few years ago he wrote a review of a film directed by Dallas Jenkins, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone. (See the podcast link below) Jenkins was upset by Hughes’ negative review and contacted him to let him know he was deeply offended. Hughes discussed what happened during their email exchange and went on to say that in his view, Jenkins “didn’t understand the Church let alone the gospel…he clearly didn’t understand the gospel at all.””
“Hughes plays another clip where we hear Jenkins say, “It’s a beautiful thing to see that we can agree on the stories of Christ. You’ve got Catholics and Jews and Mormons and Evangelicals – we’re all loving the same show and this show is about Jesus. Maybe, just maybe we love the same Jesus.”
Hughes stops the interview and laments “I don’t know if he’s ever known the gospel.””
Note: I have not completely read this article. I have added it as yet another source regarding issues with the Chosen. Feel free to read it if you want to do so.
Quote: “This critique of The Chosen TV series is a guest post by Ingrid McCullough. The Chosen is a popular series, with many claiming that the series has enabled them to relate to Jesus, and that it’s made the scriptures “come alive.” Where scripture is silent regarding certain events, or the characters of Jesus and his disciples, Jenkins has used his imagination to fill the gaps. Some find the mixture of facts and fiction in the series heartwarming and entertaining, but we don’t need warm and fuzzy feelings or speculation to know the Christ of the scriptures. We need the scriptures. If you’re a fan of the series, put your emotions aside and consider the facts presented in this article.”
(many sources are listed below, sources regarding Coverstone’s dream, Christians and Halloween, the fall of the Western Church, and the schism taking place in many denominations over transgenderism. Please, scroll down and view the sources along with quotes from many of those sources)
While a chaplain at a Christian health care facility who had a Christian board and mostly Christian residents, I was slapped in the face by an overwhelming acceptance of Halloween. For the years I was there, they went all out in decorating competitions, costume competitions, and little trick-or-treaters invited yearly to go room to room for candy. Competition judges were called in to pick winners, and pictures were posted proudly in our newsletter and even in the local paper. Each year I was reminded of how one by one those who would not wear a costume were eventually pressured into wearing one and participating. So for several years I made sure that I went home early before all the craziness would start so as to remain unnoticed. For several years I flew under the radar on the covert mission of ministering to the residents, and continued undetected like the military’s stealth bomber flying over an unsuspecting nation.
But, then one day I could not fly undetected anymore. They came after me by sending the most outspoken Christian – and she was very evangelistic and everyone knew her beliefs about Jesus – to talk to me about participating in the Halloween madness. She spoke of innocent themes, even Bible themes, in hopes to influence me to dress up the next year. If I was not the only one left not who had not compromised it sure felt like I was the only one the way they targeted me. And though I cannot remember at all what all I said to her, after all, I am not good in confrontational moments. But, I do know that my heart was this, “I cannot ever participate in the devil’s holiday no matter how innocently dressed it might be.” And that heart is what I communicated however imperfectly.
Martin Luther did no differently on that fateful day that he stood before his judges at the Diet of Worms in 1521. They called on him to recant what he had written in the form of 95 Theses nailed to the Wittenburg chapel door as well as other literature he had published. “The official transcript quotes him as saying, “Unless I am convicted by Scripture and plain reason (I do not accept the authority of popes and councils because they have contradicted each other), my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. So help me God. Amen.”” (https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/blog/post/here-i-stand-i-can-do-no-other/) Or as he is popularly remember as saying as quoted from Luther’s books, ““Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.”
In Luther’s day, the Church was polluted with compromise, filth, unscriptural practices, and demonically inspired doctrine. Corruption, fornication, indulgences, purgatory, fear, and ignorance had so riddled the Church that it was ripe for judgment. The pronouncement of that judgment was heard in the footsteps of a monk-professor crossing the frosty street and ascending the Wittenberg chapel steps, hammer and nail in hand. The pronouncement of God’s verdict was heard loudly and clearly with the firm rap of the hammer to the nail, the echo of which has resounded for 505 years into this present year of October 31, 2022. And that hammer and nail, that pronouncement, that verdict, that uncompromised stance brought about a dividing of the sheep from the goats, a separation of wheat from the tares, gold from the dross, light from darkness.
Today, the modern day western Church is polluted with compromise, filth, unscriptural practices and the doctrine of devils. Everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes while at the same time saying God had given them leave to do it. Dizzy with the cloud of incantations said against them and ignorant of what the Scripture says while proudly saying otherwise, they are deceived into believing that mixing and mingling with the world is not a sin. This has produced a “root of bitterness” in our midst that has polluted from the top down. This is not a bitterness of unforgiveness, as some mistakenly think, but rather, is a root of rebellion that like a little leaven it leavens the who lump, tainting the whole. As Deuteronomy 29 so adeptly states, there will be those “18…whose heart turns away today from the Lord our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations, and that there may not be among you a root bearing bitterness or wormwood; 19and so it may not happen, when he hears the words of this curse, that he blesses himself in his heart, saying, ‘I shall have peace, even though I follow the dictates of my heart’—as though the drunkard could be included with the sober.” The writer of the book of Hebrews addresses this in chapter 12 when he says, “14Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; 16lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright…28Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29For our God is a consuming fire.”
The Corinthians felt they were so wise, so enlightened that they could not possibly be contaminated by evil. They truly felt that they could justifiably attend the idol feasts wherein pagans gathered in fellowship around the sacrifice of an animal before an idol, and then were able eat together of that sacrifice and chant in worship to another god. Since they really did believe in only One God, they felt they were safe in doing so. The Corinthians really thought they were immune to this because they knew that the idol was just an idol, and the food was just food. After all, they were gathering for business purposes (that is where business people would gather in those days – which was not much different than secret societies of modern times), or because their family wanted to do so (like going to a restaurant), not because they believed all that stuff. However, the Apostle Paul in three chapters (1 Corinthians 8-10) lays out two very important points against such behavior. Number one, to do so will likely cause your weaker brother or sister to stumble, and that the Corinthian’s freedom was therefore unloving. Number two, the idol was not just an idol but was backed by a very real demonic entity, and that to have koinonia with pagans and to partake of the altar was to partake with demons. “14Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 15I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say. 16The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 17For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread.18Observe Israel after the flesh: Are not those who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 19What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything? 20Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. 21You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons. 22Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?” (1 Corinthians 10:14-22)
This is exactly what is happening when a church or Christian participates in Halloween by wearing the costume of the festival or partaking of the candy of the holiday or by hanging out those, particularly unbelievers, who are doing so. This is the modern day equivalent of idolatry.
But it goes beyond Halloween. The sanctuary of the living God has been polluted by little things here and little things there, until its very spiritual walls have been decorated with images much like in Ezekiel’s day. “6“Son of man,” He said to me, “do you see what they are doing—the great abominations that the house of Israel is committing—to drive Me far from My sanctuary? Yet you will see even greater abominations.”…10 engraved all around the wall was every kind of crawling creature and detestable beast, along with all the idols of the house of Israel. 11Before them stood seventy elders of the house of Israel…Each had a censer in his hand, and a fragrant cloud of incense was rising. 12“Son of man,” He said to me, “do you see what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? For they are saying, ‘The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land.’ ” And “14Then He brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the LORD, and I saw women sitting there, weeping for Tammuz…16So He brought me to the inner court of the house of the LORD, and there at the entrance to the temple of the LORD, between the portico and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs to the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east; and they were bowing to the east in worship of the sun.” (Ezekiel 8)
So, what is happening in the Church? What has decorated its walls and filled its inner sanctuary? Oh where shall I begin?
There has been the witchcraft teaching of the “word faith” philosophy wherein each can call into being what is not, which fuels the fire of the greed of Balaam and covetousness and creates an atmosphere of entitlement and discontentment, which is contrary to Scripture (Jude 1; Colossians 3:5; 1 Timothy 6:6; James 4). We are riddled with New Age practices such as yoga while thinking it can be redeemed by calling it Christian and doing it at church; altered by mystical Catholicism and its labyrinth walks and contemplative prayer that empties your mind instead of filling it with Scripture (Psalm 1) and opens you up to the demonic; inundated with the Hindu Kundalini spirit parading as the Holy Spirit with its lying signs and wonders of the New Apostolic Reformation; flooded with the foul demonic doctrines of the manifest sons of God wherein Christians are all becoming christ, and Dominionism wherein Jesus cannot come back until we get the world cleaned up and all seven mountains are taken and made ready for Him; overwhelmed with the unbiblical thought that we are not to judge in matters of the body of Christ and sin and thus we are filled with adultery, fornication, homosexuality, transgenders, people co-habiting, pornography, etc.; infiltrated by witches and warlocks who get in close with the leadership in order to turn them from the narrow way and truth and render them ineffective; permeated with ecumenism and its many Jesuses (Isa of Islam, christ-consciousness of New Age, Krishna of Hinduism, the Jesus of Catholicism whose mother is a co-redemptrix and who requires works in order to be fully saved, the Jesus of Mormonism who is brothers with Lucifer and who became god and taught us how to become gods too), and the belief that the Christian Jesus is not the only way to heaven.
And now there is a great schism taking place in the body of Christ today because the Church has refused to “bind and loose” as they ought. Though Scripture clearly teaches that we must loose away from us that which is unholy, and bind to us what is holy via Biblical judgment and loving correction (Matthew 18; 1 Corinthians 5; 2 Timothy 2:23-26), believers of the western world are not well-versed in Scripture anymore, and they are indeed, perishing for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). For according to a Probe Ministries survey 70% of Christians today do not think that Jesus is the only way for everyone, and only half of Protestant pastors have a Biblical worldview. And according to “American Worldview Inventory published…by the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian University…ofan estimated 176 million American adults who identify as Christian, just 6% or 15 million of them were actually found to hold a biblical worldview.” (sources listed below)
It is no wonder then that so many can be and are deceived!
Last week Pastor Dana Coverstone shared a recent dream he has had that he entitled, “The Halloween Dream.” In this dream, Pastor Dana is late to the Sunday morning service at church, and as he runs into the church and toward the sanctuary he is told that he is late several times. After initially being barred from the sanctuary, he finally enters and encounters a crowd of Christians most of whom are dressed in costumes of witches and goblins, Bob the Builder, and kids dressed up like as if they were adult doctors and lawyers. The man speaking at the front was wearing a clerical robe and collar, and he was saying that the Ten Commandments were outdated “in practice and in principle” and that “a new set of ideas was needed” and that everyone should be able to do whatever they want to do because “grace is our friend more than our foe”.
There were a few in the audience who were not wearing costumes, and who were visibly though quietly disagreeing with the speaker.
Pastor Dana is then accosted by one of the ushers and told to quit noticing things and told to put on a costume. But, Pastor Dana did not comply and shouted, “What kind of church is this?” To which the man at the podium replied, “this is our church and we make the rules around here.” At that response, Pastor Dana ran to the front of the church and stated point blank, “By questioning the Ten Commandments you are violating the foundation of Scripture.” To which the minister replied, “We no longer need Scripture to live right. We must allow culture to guide us.”
At that moment Jesus entered the back of the church and marched to the front where He stated to the man at the front, “You can try to keep me out, you can discount my word, but I will not be silent or locked out.” At that, He walked up to the minister and took a hold of his face and took off the mask he was wearing, and behind the mask was a demonic pasty face. And everyone gasped. The speaker tried to speak, but Jesus said, “You will speak no more!” and breathed on the pale face until it disappeared like a wisp of smoke.
Jesus then said to the crowd, “As I expose the truth you’ll be given the chance to take your mask off. If not, your circumstances will tear them from your face and take your eyes with them. You that know the word know better. And those that never studied my word will stay dressed in a costume and miss heaven because you chose to remain in ignorance. Even if you hide from the truth it will confront you, and it will confront you to the front of your face.”
Jesus then said to Coverstone, “It’s not too late to warn the body as there are still many who will hear it. But woe to those who refuse to listen at this point.”
Ushers were attempting to keep people inside the church, but many were trying to leave. Costumes had been taken off, and many seats were empty. The majority remained behind however. After finally exiting with great effort, about 50 people in the parking lot questioned what was next. Coverstone then stated that Jesus had told them to warn the others. Thus, they all dispersed in every direction to do just that. The dream had started in the morning, but was now ending with the sun setting quickly. The time was short, the night was coming fast.
All that I have written about today is exactly this. God is shaking the church, and the masks are coming off. There is filth in the body of Christ, and it is being exposed. Church denominations are splitting over the transgender abomination, and other heresies and doctrines of devils are being revealed. And though, “evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived,” (2 Timothy 3:13) it is clear that we are not to “14… be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God.” (2 Corinthians 6:14-16). For we “…are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light…” (1 Peter 2:9), and are called to be holy as God is holy (1 Peter 1:15-16). Indeed we are not our own but are bought at a price (1 Corinthiains 6:19-20), and are now the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Corinthians 5) who are being conformed into the image of Jesus (Roman 8).
And it is time to shine. It is time to get our lights out from under the bed. It is time to quit sitting idly by while ministers or any so-called Christian spew blasphemy from the pulpit or elsewhere. We are children of light, children of the day, and that light cannot help but expose darkness wherever we go!
“8For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. 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.12For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14Therefore
“Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.” 15See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5)
This battle has gone on for ages, and Jesus has already made us more than conquerors (Romans 8). The battle that Martin Luther faced is before us still today. But, he made the choice to nail up those 95 Theses on October 31, 1517, and to stand unwaveringly in the face of a death sentence in 1521. And many before and after him made the same stand against the Goliath of their time, steadfastly persevering and even dying for the sake of the truth of the Gospel. They chose to live unadulterated and unpopular lives of holiness, to shine their lights into the darkness, to not become weary in well doing. Youth died because they owned a Bible or would not say the Rosary; uncompromising men and women of all ages outspokenly stood against the heresy of their times at any cost. For they knew that their lives were not their own. They belonged to Christ and him alone, and marched to the beat of a different drummer, heads lifted up looking for their redemption that was drawing near with every step. They died to themselves daily and counted themselves as already dead for the cause of Christ.
Why then do we, who have such a great cloud of witnesses, march so out of step and to the tune of the Pied Piper of this world instead of the cause of Christ? Why are we so lukewarm when the power of the Holy Spirit is still for us today and readily at hand if we would but press in and zealously seek that we might find? Why are we so dim when we are the lights of this ever darkening world?
Now is not the time for compromise in the name of some hybrid unbiblical love! Jesus is coming back for a Bride unpolluted by this world, unstained and untainted, holy and set apart, standing on His promises, people of unadulterated faith, shining out like stars in this wicked and depraved generation, holding forth the word of life!!!!!!!!!! Now is the time to stand, for we can do no other – so help us God!
Jesus is coming soon. Let’s be ready.
Holy Light Ministries
(Again, many sources are listed below, sources regarding Coverstone’s dream, Christians and Halloween, the fall of the Western Church, and the schism taking place in many denominations over transgenderism. Please, scroll down and view the sources along with quotes from many of those sources. Also, please be encouraged by this very inspired song of the Christian worship team Shane and Shane. God bless!)
Quote: At the beginning of this video following the heading of ‘Should Christians Celebrate an Alternative Festival in Place of Halloween?’ Former Satanist John Ramirez responds, “Why would you take something that is demonic and slap the name of Jesus on it? Jesus isn’t going to show up and bless your stuff.”
At the 40 second mark after the heading ‘5 Reasons Why Christians Should Not Celebrate Halloween’ he begins to list them beginning with #1 Legal Rights, #2 Eternal Mistake, #3 Satanists Celebrate, #4 We Bring It Into Our Churches, and #5 Demonic Candies
At 1 minute and 5 second mark he says, “Even as a Christian you could say ‘I’m a Christian and I love God’ but you are cheating on Him on Halloween. When you dress up for Halloween…you are giving the devil the legal rights to change your identity.”
At the 1 minute and 25 second mark he says, “Anton Lavae…priest of the church of Satan…a devil worshiper for many, many years. He had 8,000 people in his church…he said, ‘I want to thank every Christian parent for allowing their children at least one time a year to celebrate my holiday.’”
At 2 minute and 25 second mark, “I don’t see Satantist…saying…’Good Friday’s coming, can I come to your church? Could I come celebrate Good Friday with you because’…I don’t hear Satanists packing out churches on Good Friday…”
At the 4 minute mark, “I’m gonna tell you as an ex-devil worshiper for 25 years…a lot of these candies that you give your kids that you buy in the store for Halloween, they are prayed for…demonic people have prayed over these candies…they pray over these costumes…”
Quote: The interviewer says, “what do you say to those Christians who are sort of on the fence or they’re struggling to know whether it’s the right thing to do?” Jenn Nizza responds, “Well, I think you have to think about why you are trying to redeem something that is demonic. Why are we trying to redeem that? If it’s the matter of…the nostalgia you want…why as a Kingdom follower are you wanting to participate in something that could open a demonic door? We know that the devil is manipulative…and he’s sneaky. So something that might be as seemingly innocent as bobbing for apples or having a little party or putting a costume…you don’t want to entertain something that belongs to…the evil one…that would open a door to demonic entities…don’t get involved in it. Don’t do it.”
Quote: At the 12 minute and 46 second mark Jenny Weaver states, “…the person that…started the satanic church – he’s passed on now – but he said he loves that Christians allow their children to participate in and worship the devil at least one night of the year.”
Quote: “Nearly 70% of born-again Christians disagree with the biblical position that Jesus is the only way to God, according to a new survey from Probe Ministries, a nonprofit that seeks to help the Church in renewing the minds of believers with a Christian worldview…The survey also found that among the top reasons given by born-again Christians for not telling others about their faith is the acceptance of pluralism. When asked why they don’t share their beliefs with others, born-again respondents chose “They can get to Heaven through their different religious belief,” “We shouldn’t impose our ideas on others,” and “The Bible tells us not to judge others” as their top three responses, respectively…confusion among Christians and what they believe was also recently reflected in the American Worldview Inventory published last month by the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian University. Of an estimated 176 million American adults who identify as Christian, just 6% or 15 million of them were actually found to hold a biblical worldview. The study showed, in general, that while a majority of America’s self-identified Christians, including many who identify as evangelical, believe that God is all-powerful, all-knowing and is the Creator of the universe, more than half reject a number of biblical teachings and principles, including the existence of the Holy Spirit.
Strong majorities were also found to errantly believe that all religious faiths are of equal value, people are basically good and that people can use acts of goodness to earn their way into Heaven. The study further showed that majorities don’t believe in moral absolutes, consider feelings, experience or the input of friends and family as their most trusted sources of moral guidance, and say that having faith matters more than which faith you pursue.”
Quote: According to a 2004 Barna study, “57% of the pastors of Baptist churches (other than Southern Baptist) had a biblical worldview, as did 51% of non-denominational Protestant pastors, 44% of pastors of charismatic or Pentecostal churches, 35% of pastors of black churches, and 28% of those leading mainline congregations.”
QUOTE: “The U.S. House of Representatives voted July 19 to codify same-sex marriage into law with the help of one-fifth of its Republican members and to the chagrin of Southern Baptist leaders.
With all the Democrats and 47 Republicans voting in favor, the House approved the Respect for Marriage Act in a 267-157 roll call. The proposal would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and require federal and state recognition of same-sex marriages considered legal in the jurisdiction where they took place…
The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission “stands firmly opposed to this legislation, and it should not make any more advances in the legislative process,” said Brent Leatherwood, the ERLC’s acting president. “Its passage by the House is yet another reminder of how far our culture has moved away from the biblical understanding of marriage as being between one man and one woman for life and why God’s design for that union is meant for our flourishing.
“Marriage is bound up in the Gospel itself and so, regardless of any act of Congress, it is imperative that we, as Christians, continue to show how it is a picture of Christ joining with His bride, the church,” Leatherwood told Baptist Press in written comments.
Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said the vote shows the country’s “political class has decided to vote for same-sex marriage, and 47 House Republicans decided to get aboard the train.”
“Yesterday, those of us who know that marriage is and can only be the union of a man and a woman found ourselves facing the undeniable reality that our political class will not rise to defend society’s most fundamental institution,” Mohler wrote in a column Wednesday (July 20) for WORLD Opinions.”
QUOTE: “After months of preparation, a theologically conservative denomination has broken away from the Reformed Church in America, with 43 congregations joining the new body on New Year’s Day…
“Now the realignment that began in the Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is reaching the Dutch Reformed – but without the lawsuits and acrimony that characterized some of those prior splits,” wrote Walton
“Delegates to the RCA General Synod in October approved recommendations that allow transferring churches to retain assets and church buildings.””
QUOTE: “A conservative group in the Reformed Church in America (RCA) has left the denomination and formed the Alliance of Reformed Churches (ARC) due to disagreements over same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy. Same-sex marriage and LGBT-identifying clergy have caused splits in many denominations and now the RCA will split as well. At the RCA’s 214th General Synod last October, the denomination set in motion the split after longstanding disagreements over LGBT issues.Churches that hold to the biblical view of marriage will be allowed to seek another denominational home, including the ARC, without giving up their assets and buildings…Some are concerned that the RCA, a denomination with less than 200,000 members and 1,000 churches, will not survive the split.”
QUOTE: “This week, North America’s oldest denomination will confront its gridlock over LGBTQ ordination and same-sex marriage. Votes cast in Tucson at the Reformed Church in America’s General Synod—delayed 16 months due to the pandemic—will chart the course for the already-splintering denomination…
The RCA is a historically Dutch Reformed denomination dating back to the 1620s, when New York was known as New Amsterdam. Today, the RCA has fewer than 200,000 members and 1,000 churches. While in theory RCA churches are united by their polity, history, and Reformed convictions, they hold a range of political and theological beliefs.
The RCA isn’t the only Protestant denomination facing division over views on sexuality. Next year, the United Methodist Church is expected to vote on a proposal to split the denomination over the inclusion of LGBTQ members, and the RCA’s sister denomination, the Christian Reformed Church, will grapple with its contentious human sexuality report at its own synod.”
QUOTE: ““The Christian Reformed Church, a small evangelical denomination of U.S. and Canadian churches, voted Wednesday (June 15) at its annual synod to codify its opposition to homosexual sex by elevating it to the status of confession, or declaration of faith.
The 123-53 vote at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, caps a process begun in 2016 when a previous synod voted to form a study committee to bring a report on the “biblical theology” of sexuality.
The vote, following a long day of debate, approves a list of what the denomination calls sexual immorality it won’t tolerate, including “adultery, premarital sex, extra-marital sex, polyamory, pornography and homosexual sex.””
QUOTE: “Any rebellion against God’s perfect design is sin. It separates us from God and distorts intimacy… Some seek to redefine the created nature of our sexuality in rebellion (Romans 1:24–27). They desire the intimacy or pleasure of sex apart from the divinely established context of marriage between a man and woman (1 Corinthians 6:16; cf. Genesis 2:24), such as homosexual or extra-marital sexual activity. Others seek an illusion of intimacy through actively indulging in lust, fantasizing, and/or pornography. All of these are indicators of our rebellion against God.”
QUOTE: “Increasing political and religious advocacy for homosexual1 practices, same-sex marriage, and alternate sexual identities has prompted us to clarify our position on these critical issues. We believe that all matters of faith and conduct must be evaluated on the basis of Holy Scripture, which is our infallible guide (2 Timothy 3:16–17). Since the Bible does speak to the nature of human beings and their sexuality, it is imperative that the Church correctly understands and articulates what it actually teaches on these matters which have now become so controversial and divisive.
A reaffirmation of biblical teachings has become all the more urgent because writers sympathetic to the LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender)2 communities have advanced revisionist interpretations of relevant biblical texts that are based upon biased exegesis and mistranslation. In effect, they seek to set aside almost two thousand years of Christian biblical interpretation and ethical teachings. We believe these efforts are reflective of the conditions described in 2 Timothy 4:3, “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.”3 (See also v. 4.)
It should be noted at the outset that there is absolutely no affirmation of homosexual activity, same-sex
marriage, or changes in sexual identity found anywhere in Scripture. Male and female genders are
carefully defined and unconfused. The consistent ideal for sexual experience in the Bible is chastity4
for those outside a monogamous heterosexual marriage and fidelity5 for those inside such a marriage. There is also abundant evidence that homosexual behavior, along with illicit heterosexual behavior, is immoral and comes under the judgment of God.”
It ends by stating, “Christians should also do all they can to assist the person who has struggled with homosexual behaviors and desires to change and find deliverance. Change is not always easy but it is possible. It may require the help of others in the body of Christ, such as counselors and pastors, as well as a supportive church fellowship. Christian organizations are also available to help those who seek to change their lifestyles.
We desire all to be reconciled to God—to experience the peace and joy that stems from the forgiveness of sin through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. God does not want any to perish in their sins; He invites all to accept His offer of eternal life (John 3:16). As part of His church, we issue that invitation to life in Christ to everyone.”
QUOTE: Under the heading, ‘General Assembly Declaration and Apologetic of Marriage,’ it says, “We, the Presiding Bishop, the General Board and the Board of Bishops of the Church of God in Christ, solemnly proclaim that the institution of marriage was established and ordained by God (Genesis 2:24) …We believe that the homosexual practices of same-sex couples are in violation of religious and social norms and are aberrant and deviant behavior. We believe that these unions are sinful and in direct violation of the law of God in that they are a deviation from the natural use and purpose of the body….in spite of the progressive normalization of alternative lifestyles and the growing legal acceptance of same-sex unions; we declare our opposition to any deviation from traditional marriages of male and female. Notwithstanding the rulings of the court systems of the land in support of same-sex unions; we resolve that the Church of God in Christ stand resolutely firm and never allow the sanctioning of same-sex marriages by its clergy nor recognize the legitimacy of such unions.”
Under the heading ‘Statement of Faith in Human Rights Declaration’: “The Church of God in Christ utterly rejects and uncompromisingly denounces the practice of homosexuality. Homosexual relationships are a violation of the biblical teaching on marriage and are strongly condemned in the scriptures… At the same time, as Christians we are called to treat all sinners with compassion and to lovingly proclaim the message of salvation and restoration to all, recognizing that we are all sinners in need of the atoning gift of Christ’s death and resurrection. Therefore for the Christian homosexual marriage is not a human right, nor a morally and legally sanctioned entitlement. Sexual preferences do not constitute rights.”
QUOTE: “Episcopal clergy are highlighting The Episcopal Church’s support for LGBTQ couples this week while condemning an announcement by the Vatican that it would not allow blessing of same-sex unions because the relationships are seen by the Roman Catholic Church as sinful…
QUOTE: “With an estimated 2.3 million members, the Episcopal Church is open and welcoming of the LGBTQ community. Unlike the Worldwide Anglican Communion, of which it is a part, the Episcopal Church does not condemn homosexuality.”
QUOTE: “We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of gender, sexual identity or orientation.
We believe that God loves us all – no exceptions.”
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Note about the Presbyterian church: the Presbyterian Church (USA) is more liberal in theological and social issues and is said to be 5x as big as the Presbyterian Church in America. However, while the PC(USA)’s number of members is going down, the membership numbers of the PCA are going up.
QUOTE: “On Wednesday, June 20, the Presbyterian Church took a historic step by voting unanimously to accept three Overtures submitted at their biennial conference in Missouri. The Overtures both celebrate LGBTQ people of faith and speak out against religious freedom being used to discriminate against the LGBTQ community…
The Church’s move is in line with growing support in the LGBTQ nondiscrimination movement from religious leaders and congregations around the country. Last year, nearly 1,300 faith leaders signed on to an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, which concerned a bakery that refused service to a same sex couple by citing their religious beliefs. The brief stated that religion cannot be used to justify discrimination, and that businesses must be open to all. Furthermore, the weekend before oral argument in the case, more than 100 congregations celebrated the National Weekend of Prayer for LGBTQ Justice.”
QUOTE: “…the Presbytery of the Palisades had cast its vote in favor of an amendment to the PC(USA) Constitution that would change the description of marriage from being between “a man and a woman” to being between “two people.” In doing so, it had become the 86th presbytery to cast an affirmative vote, providing the majority needed among 171 presbyteries to approve the change.”
“I think for evangelicals the mystifying question is how then does the church speak prophetically about anything, how do we call anyone to repentance, if we’re simply conforming to the culture? You can observe the dynamic and astounding evangelical fruit God is producing through [some] new denominations, and I have great hope that an evangelical Presbyterian movement is going to happen. I regret that’s going to happen outside the PC(USA). I do think, though, there is a potential for hope and benefit. Let’s start talking about definitions of goodness, holiness, beauty, and truth, and stop talking about sex. Start talking about what it means to be in Jesus Christ, in His goodness, holiness, beauty, and truth. And then ask whether we individually and corporately as a denomination are going to conform to these realities.” —Carmen Fowler LaBerge
Presbyterian Church in America
Note: The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is more conservative than their cousin the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), and they are also about 5x smaller. However, in recent years the PCA’s membership numbers have been increasing while the PCUSA’s numbers have been in decline.
QUOTE: ““’The Nashville Statement,’ carefully worked out by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood in 2017, is a timely statement that speaks into the current confusion surrounding gender and sexuality within the evangelical church (including the PCA) and the broader culture,” stated the Overture.
“Signed by many leaders within the Reformed and evangelical world, it is a balanced and biblically faithful attempt to ‘speak the truth in love’ (Eph. 4:15) on one of the most pivotal and controversial issues facing the church today.””
Article 1 of the Nashville Statement reads, “WE AFFIRM that God has designed marriage to be a covenantal, sexual, procreative, lifelong union of one man and one woman, as husband and wife, and is meant to signify the covenant love between Christ and his bride the church. WE DENY that God has designed marriage to be homosexual, polygamous, or polyamorous relationship. We also deny that marriage is a mere human contract rather than a covenant made before God.” https://cbmw.org/nashville-statement#articles
QUOTE: “Conservatives have officially parted ways with the United Methodist Church (UMC) after years of debate on same-sex marriage and the ordination of openly gay pastors. The new denomination, called the Global Methodist Church, took effect on Sunday following a five-day meeting with UMC bishops. As CBN News has previously reported, church members have been at odds for years with some members in the United States leading the call for full inclusion of LGBTQ people within the denomination.
While other mainline Protestant denominations have embraced gay-friendly practices, the UMC still bans them, though acts of defiance by pro-LGBT clergy have multiplied. Many have performed same-sex weddings. Others have come out as gay or lesbian from the pulpit.
Differences came to a head in February 2019 at a conference in St. Louis where delegates voted 438-384 for a proposal called the Traditional Plan, which strengthens bans on LGBT-inclusive practices.
A majority of U.S.-based delegates opposed that plan and favored LGBT-friendly options, but they were outvoted by U.S. conservatives teamed with most of the delegates from Methodist strongholds in Africa and the Philippines…
Global Methodist organizers have launched a new website that states the new denomination would allow women to serve at all levels and seek membership.
Regarding LGBTQ issues, organizers said the denomination would adhere to “the traditional understanding of Christian marriage as a covenant between a man and a woman and as God’s intended setting for human sexual expression.”
QUOTE: “Boyette said the Transitional Leadership Council doesn’t know how many more will follow this summer. He did not have numbers Monday for how many clergy, churches or conferences had joined the denomination with the launch, but he believes hundreds of churches across the U.S. already have begun the process to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church, and most will land in the Global Methodist Church.
“I don’t think anyone is dancing with joy that we are at this place in Methodism. I think there is a sadness that we have come to this and that we find ourselves in this season,” Boyette said.
QUOTE: “The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod overwhelmingly passed a resolution reaffirming its traditional, biblical stance on gender identity and sexual orientation, while also calling for churches to “minister compassionately” to people who identify as LGBT…
…the resolution reaffirmed “the biblical truth that God created humanity as male and female” and commended people who “continue to live chaste and decent lives in repentant faith” in spite of “same-sex attraction and gender identity confusion.”
QUOTE: “The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, with approximately 3.8 million members, has passed repeated resolutions to welcome LGBTQ people since 1991. Of the three leading Lutheran organizations operating in the United States, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is considered the most welcoming and inclusive of LGBTQ members. Formed in 1988 with the merger of three smaller Lutheran organizations, the ELCA is based in Chicago and encompasses nearly 10,000 congregations and more than 3.8 million members across the country…
LGBTQ ministers have been ordained by the ELCA since 2010. However, church policy, like that for same-sex marriage, gives individual congregations autonomy in calling ministers to serve.”
QUOTE: “The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has ousted four of its churches, two for forming policies that are considered to be too welcoming of the LGBT community, while the other two for hiring pastors who were sex offenders.
QUOTE: “The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, with over 16 million members, has discriminated against gay and lesbian people for more than a quarter-century.
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, with over 15 million members, traces its history to 1845 when it broke off from Northern Baptists over slavery. The roots of Southern Baptist history go back to the Baptist churches established in the American colonies in the 17th century.
“In 2017, top leaders of the SBC joined other evangelical leaders in a statement Aug. 29 denouncing LGBTQ people and their identities as “inconsistent with God’s holy purposes in creation and redemption.”
The Southern Baptist Convention does not ordain openly LGBTQ people, nor does it ordain women. However, alternative Baptist denominations such as the Alliance of Baptists do ordain both women and LGBTQ people.”
QUOTE: “The American Baptist Churches USA is the fifth-largest Christian denomination in the United States, with approximately 1.3 million members and 5,000 congregations worldwide.
Although ABCUSA shares many traditions, beliefs and values with other Baptists, ABCUSA is a distinct entity from its relatives, the American Baptist Association (ABA), the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the Alliance of Baptists, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship…
A 1992 denominational vote determined “the practice of homosexuality” to be “incompatible with Christian teaching.” Noting that individual members of the denomination may not agree with all resolutions which are approved, the church does acknowledge that issues such as sexual orientation require full and continuous engagement in dialogue.
In 2006, more than 300 churches from the Pacific Southwest region of ABCUSA voted to withdraw from their 1.5-million member parent denomination after its leaders refused to address complaints about the membership of “welcoming and affirming” churches, or churches that accept as members unrepentant homosexuals, in the denomination…
LGBTQ ordination is not explicitly accepted nor banned in the American Baptist Churches USA. However, in several regions there are statements that a candidate must sign stating they are not a “practicing homosexual” prior to ordination.”
QUOTE: “”The controversy over homosexuality has consumed our agenda, our discussion time, and our energy; yet the controversy still threatens to break us apart as American Baptists. The prevailing view among American Baptists is that “the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.” Because American Baptist polity allows for respectful dissent, individuals and congregations who hold different viewpoints exist among us.”
QUOTE: “Formed in the early 1800s in response to the practice of Christian denominations acting in exclusion of each other rather than collaboration, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) have a history of reaching out to other traditions. They established the Council on Christian Unity in 1910 to foster inter-denominational community and were active in forming the National and World Councils of Churches. In 1989, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ formed a close partnership that emphasized shared global in global and domestic ministries.”
“With a total membership of approximately 600,000 people, individual congregations are organized in 32 self-governing regions across North America.”
“At the General Assembly in 2013, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) voted to affirm and welcome LGBTQ people in all aspects of church life, including leadership. While the resolution does not dictate policy for individual congregations, the denomination actively encourages congregations interested in becoming more inclusive.”
QUOTE: “The United Church of Christ, a mainline Protestant denomination with about 1.3 million members, has been one of the most accepting religious groups of LGBTQ people, although not every church in the denomination is supportive…the United Church of Christ (UCC) is recognized as one of the most welcoming and affirming Christian denominations, celebrating same-sex marriages since 2005 and ordaining LGBTQ pastors since 1972. Numbering more than 5,000 churches and close to a million members, the UCC core values include an “Extravagant Welcome,” and the affirmation, “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.””
Ecumenism, the World Council of Churches, the UN’s Agenda 2030, the World Economic Forum and the Church, Free Masonry etc.
Quote: ‘Waking the Giant’ is a global ecumenical initiative of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF). It aims to empower churches to contribute effectively to the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development. The initiative provides churches and church-related actors with tools and training to relate their on-going work to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the context of the global ‘Waking the Giant’ network, churches and church-related actors come together for experience exchange, mutual learning and joint action. LWF also supports churches and ecumenical partners in selected countries to set up implementation mechanisms for taking stock of their existing work in relation to the SDGs and engage in joint planning for direct action and advocacy…
In a worldly analogy to Christ’s promise to “make all things new” (Rev. 21.5), the SDGs represent an opportunity to enhance human dignity and our stewardship towards God’s creation…
Many churches have established themselves as important actors in the provision of social and development services and as advocates for global human values, such as gender equality, peace and justice. They distinguish themselves through the permanence of their presence, an often high level of credibility and a wide reach at community level, including to the remotest areas where state institutions may be absent.”
Quote: “The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has joined with Christian churches and faith- based organizations to urge the international community to work towards a more just and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The call comes in a joint statement to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the main UN platform for follow up of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
Quote: “Together they will reflect and pray on the Assembly theme “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.”…The WCC Assembly is the largest ecumenical gathering of its kind and is estimated to bring together more than 4,000 Christians.”
Quote: “The controversial 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace, backed by George Soros and the globalist-controlled German government and other powerful forces, aimed to unify the world’s religious organizations behind key elements of the establishment’s agenda — including a UN-guided “modern order.”
Operating in almost 100 nations, the alliance claims to be “the world’s largest and most representative coalition of religious and indigenous communities.” It is funded by Soros, the Rockefellers, the Ford Foundation, the UN Foundation, various UN agencies, U.S. taxpayers the State Department, and more.”
Quote: “Noted Catholic Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has issued a scathing criticism on Pope Francis and his association with The Great Reset…
The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Klaus Schwab’s idea of the Fourth Economic Revolution, which is the basis for previous discussions of “The Great Reset,” is mentioned by Vigano right at the opening of the clip. He then mentions Pope Francis’ connected to this movement.
The archbishop accuses Pope Francis of being a “zealous cooperator” in the Great Reset. He said that the Pope wants to demolish the Church and replace it with an organization inspired by Masons.
“The fourth revolution theorized by Klaus Schwab and the family of international finance find in Bergoglio [Pope Francis], not a neutral spectator, which would itself already be an unheard- of thing, but actually a zealous cooperator who abuses his own moral authority in order to support ab extra, outside the church, the project of the dissolution of traditional society,” said the archbishop.”
The outlet went on to explain that the Pope seems unconcerned about spirituality or sin. More to the point, he is concerned about climate change and the downfall of capitalism. All of the Pope’s main contributions, in a nutshell, are in sync with the objectives of the WEF and its Great Reset.
In fact, in December, Forbes reported that Pope Francis has formed a shadow council of the world’s top businessmen to address capitalism’s flaws. They’re called the “Guardians.”
Also according to another allegation, a Benedictine Nun named “Mother Miriam” has a video going around social media warning people of a globalist depopulation plan. Pope Francis, according to the nun, is the spiritual head of the globalist elites – which includes Bill Gates and George Soros.
According to Mother Miriam, the COVID vaccine shots are part of the global elites’ depopulation plan.”
Quote: On May 25, 2022, the Vatican News reported that the World Economic Forum and the Vatican’s global policies are in alignment and that the Vatican is already putting them into action. This was revealed during an interview with Catholic Priest Leonir Chiarello, who is “at the forefront of many WEF Forum agenda items at a global and local level.” 
The Vatican News reported the following:
“The Catholic Church is already committed to the various issues considered at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, both globally and locally … Just a few examples: the perspective proposed by Pope Francis on the care of nature and the promotion of a more inclusive economy in Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti … The various programs for job creation, development, education, and health care, among other programs promoted by the Catholic organizations and religious congregations at global and local levels.”
Quote: The former head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) is under fire for his connections with globalist organizations like the World Economic Forum (WEF). The controversy erupted when Michael O’Fallon of Sovereign Nations shared an image of Dr. Richard Land with a briefcase carrying the logo of the World Economic Forum. O’Fallon posted the picture and then said, “Why is the SBC heading down a progressive, social justice, globalist paved path? This picture of the former President of the ERLC, Richard Land, is worth a thousand words. Focus on the briefcase…”
The World Economic Forum is a globalist organization pushing leftist goals such as Stakeholder Capitalism and concepts Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The WEF was all about the Leftist Build Back Better agenda in Westernnations. (For more on the WEF, read on.) The WEF is connected with other prominent evangelicals including Rick Warren.”
Quote: “Southern Baptist pastor Rick Warren told the globalists of the World Economic Forum (WEF) how to use the church as a partner during a pandemic or similar emergency. Warren promoted the use of free church volunteers and as a “universal distribution” system while at the 2008 WEF event in Davos, Switzerland. Warren promoted the church as one leg of a three- legged partnership between government, business, and religion. This highlights a recent Daily Wire report showing a link between churches spreading government propaganda during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The video begins, “This is Rick Warren author of The Purpose Driven Life and pastor of Saddleback Church. I’m here at Davos with a lot of my friends and we’re talking about what are the biggest problems on the planet and how are we going to solve them. Right now, I think there are five that I call global giants: extreme poverty, pandemic diseases, illiteracy, corruption and the spiritual emptiness…
The entire report is important; however, it is this deserves special attention: “During Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren’s special broadcast with Collins on behalf of Health and Human Services, he mentioned that he and Collins first met when both were speakers for the billionaires and heads of state who gather annually in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. They reconnected recently, Warren revealed, at an ‘off-the- record’ meeting between Collins and ‘key faith leaders.’ Warren did not say, but one can make an educated guess as to who convened that meeting and for what purpose, given the striking similarity of Collins’ appearances alongside all these leading Christian lights.
Quote: “The nation’s largest conservative, Protestant denomination revealed on Friday it is under investigation by the Biden administration over claims of sexual abuse and harassment…
The Southern Baptist Convention outsourced a report examining how the executive committee handled sexual abuse reports between 2000 and 2021. An outside firm, Guidepost Solutions, reported in a 288-page report in May that one member of the Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee compiled a list of 703 people “suspected of abuse” but never released it publicly. The report records “703 abusers” but notes curiously that only 409 are “believed to be SBC-affiliated at some point in time.”
Days after the report’s release, Guidepost Solutions tweeted its support for Pride Month and the LGBT movement. The Southern Baptist Convention subsequently printed a list of 205 pages of pastors, church workers, and volunteers “credibly accused” of abuse—a list, it notes, that includes cases that “resulted in an acquittal.” The report redacted the names and some details of those found innocent, or not accused of sexual impropriety—resulting in some entries with every detail blacked out.”
Quote: “Welcome. is a women’s group promoting evangelical involvement in immigration. Its website is welcomeimmigrants.org. That website’s Internet Registry information shows World Relief as its administrative contact, and an email contact address with the National Immigration Forum. The National Immigration Forum is a group funded by George Soros. Baptist Press promoted this women’s mission group in a story released September 12, 2019. Baptist Press detailed how Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty staffers explored the border at the invitation of an “online community of women” engaged in the immigration issue…
A review of the Internet registration for the Welcome. website, verifies the site was registered by World Relief and the Soros-funded National Immigration Forum. The National Immigration Forum (NIF) received millions of its funding from George Soros. (For links on the Evangelical Immigration Table and the National Immigration Forum to George Soros, see reports from National Review, The Institute on Religion and Democracy’s blog Juicy Ecumenism, the Center for Immigration Studies and The Christian Post.)…
This is not the first time Southern Baptist entities promoted a Soros-funded political propaganda arm promoting immigration. As previously reported, in 2017, the ERLC tweeted out Soros-funded immigration videos made by the group Christiandreamers.us. Later, Baptist Press published a story on one of the ChristianDreamers.us leaders.
Southern Baptist leadership including ERLC [ethics and religious liberty commission] employees have tweeted their support for open borders policies and promoted anti- Christian groups like the George Soros funded Media Matters…
So, why do so-called conservative Southern Baptists tweet out propaganda from Soros- funded groups like Media Matters and Christiandreamers.US? Why do ERLC employees attend a trip for a group created by a Soros-funded pro-immigration group? Why did Baptist Press promote a pro-immigrant group that is in partnership with the Soros-funded National Immigration Forum?
Quote: “Well, likely because Soros and his money have infiltrated many so-called Christian organizations. Soros has funded the National Immigration Forum. That group funded the Evangelical Immigration Table. Our Southern Baptist ERLC has even tweeted out immigration propaganda produced directly by the National Immigration Forum through the Christiandreamers.us website—a website created and controlled directly from Washington, DC by the National Immigration Forum.
Want more info on the Soros topic? Sovereign Nations has a podcast and supporting documents detailing Soros meddling in Christian groups. It exposes how progressive money has coopted conservative Christian organizations and leaders.”
Quote: “The Protestant evangelical church has been a massive conservative force over the past 50 years. With nearly 40 million members, evangelicals are normally politically active, voting for their morals as well as for the preservation of our republic.
But something has happened over the past 7 years or so that has radically changed the priorities and mission of the largest evangelical seminaries and churches in the United States. Seminaries previously focused on Scriptural exegesis and proclamation are now focusing on teaching their future pastors postmodern concepts such as critical race theory and intersectionality. Churches throughout the nation are pushing progressive agendas along with the teaching of unconscious bias training and the deceptive idea of ‘white privilege’.
Faithful church members are being encouraged to reject constitutional conservatives and to embrace open borders, reject normative patriotism, and embrace progressive concepts and social justice policies normally reserved for radical socialists or open society adherents.”
Quote: “First, it was Drag Queen Story Hour is a Blessing of Liberty David French supporting Bart Barber for President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Now, it is World Economic Forum speaker Rick Warren endorsing his friend Bart Barber for Southern Baptist Convention President…
The Daily Wire reported, “During Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren’s special broadcast with Collins on behalf of Health and Human Services, he mentioned that he and Collins first met when both were speakers for the billionaires and heads of state who gather annually in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. They reconnected recently, Warren revealed, at an ‘off-the-record’ meeting between Collins and ‘key faith leaders.’ Warren did not say, but one can make an educated guess as to who convened that meeting and for what purpose, given the striking similarity of Collins’ appearances alongside all these leading Christian lights.”
Quote: “In 1992 James Holly, a Southern Baptist medical doctor, requested that the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) conduct a study of Freemasonry. It was agreed, and Dr. Holly wrote a 70+page article that summarized his investigation: “Freemasonry Watch: The Southern Baptist Convention and Freemasonry.” Setting aside the study that was done, the SBC published its report on Freemasonry in 1993, noting SBC leaders who were also Masons, points of agreement between Freemasonry and Christianity, and areas of disagreement between the two. At that Convention the following recommendation was approved:
“In light of the fact that many tenets and teachings of Freemasonry are not compatible with Christianity and Southern Baptist doctrine, while others are compatible with Christianity and Southern Baptist doctrine, we therefore recommend that consistent with our denomination’s deep convictions regarding the priesthood of the believer and the autonomy of the local church, membership in a Masonic Order be a matter of personal conscience. Therefore, we exhort Southern Baptists to prayerfully and carefully evaluate Freemasonry in the light of the Lordship of Christ, the teachings of the Scripture, and the findings of this report, as led by the Holy Spirit of God.” H11-6 Last Revision Board of Directors February 2010
The Masons responded by publishing the following: “Because of your support, the vote of the Southern Baptist Convention is a historic and positive turning point for Freemasonry. Basically, it is a vitalization of our Fraternity by America’s largest Protestant denomination after nearly a year of thorough, scholarly study. At the same time, it is a call to renewed effort on the part of all Freemasons today to re-energize our Fraternity and move forward to fulfilling its mission as the world’s foremost proponent of Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God” (The Scottish Rite Journal, Aug. 1993).
Note: Though Dr. Holly suggests at the beginning of his article that everything within the SBC was resolved in the 1993 statement, upon reading the above, it was not resolved at all. In fact, the Freemasons praised the convention’s decision and thanked them for the support. That is not resolved, at least not in the correct way.
Quote: “This booklet has been prepared with a prayer for revival among Southern Baptists. It does not pretend that the only problem hindering revival is Freemasonry. It does recognize however that the leaven of the occult will corrupt the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and will sap her vitality.
The men who are involved in Freemmasonry, on the whole, are not evil men. Yet, they are men who are being used for an evil purpose. It is the spirit which empowers the Lodge which we wish to expose. The ludicrousness of the secret words and the secret handshakes would be laughable if it were not for the spirit behind Freemasonry. The spirit makes this more than a bad joke, it makes the issue of Freemasonry among Southern Baptists a serious issue of life…
“WHAT ARE SOUTHERN BAPTISTS TO DO ABOUT FREEMASONRY? *
“The intent of this booklet is to encourage the Southern Baptist Convention to take a stand on the issue of Freemasonry, and then for each individual church to apply that stand as they are led by the Lord. Recently, an African pastor, led to Christ by a Southern Baptist missionary, was asked, “What are the hind- rances to revival among Southern Baptists?” He said: “rebellion…ignorance of the supernatural (spiritual warfare, not charismatic gifts)…and the toleration of Freemasonry in the church.”
How each of our hearts yearn for the Holy Spirit empowered, Christ-honoring, life-changing revival to sweep America. It may happen. It can happen. We can be a part of it happening. Prayerfully read this booklet and support the S.B.C.’s declaring of Freemasonry to be incompatible with the message of the Bible and with the ministry of the church.
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).
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!
“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:8-15
We as children of the light are to expose the darkness. Whatever darkness that we come into contact with cannot and is not to remain hidden when the light hits it. I mean think about it. You and I as Christians are made up of light. We are not just children of light. We are light – in the Lord. So when we enter a dark room the light will illuminate that space, exposing whatever cobwebs, filth, or depravity lies inside that darkened room. It is inevitable. This is true in our workplace with our non-Christian co-workers, in our homes with our non-christian family members, in the grocery store, the retail outlet mall, when we visit our doctor’s office, with whatever we are learning whether at the university, in books, or online, and when it comes to dark agendas behind closed doors, in governments, and laboratories worldwide.
It is clear from Scripture that “… evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived,” (2 Timothy 3:13), and that deception will be rampant at the close of the age just before Jesus returns. Thus, Jesus says we are to be cunning as serpents and innocent as doves (Matthew 10:16), and that we must not hide our lights under our beds (Luke 8:16). The darker the days become and more sinister the works of evil become, our lights must be all the brighter and our testimony all the louder. We must wisely assess the times in which we live, and be alert to the plans and devices and strategies of the enemy, while at the same time remaining “innocent” in that we do not knowingly or unknowingly participate in those plans.
These strategies and devices are not vaguely general nor simply spiritual nor are they merely conspiratorial, but they are coming to fruition in living color today. Their overarching title is the “new world order”, and it is moving forward at break neck speed, even “warp speed.” Event 201 in October of 2019 (https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/) became realized through the implementation of the pandemic of 2020, and now according to economist Dr. Pippa Malmgren at the World Government Summit 2022, they are currently implementing a new digital blockchain currency as well (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvXdSvja-aI).
Furthermore, in the past month, Dr. Bryan Ardis has stirred the waters, creating waves via the revelation of a theory regarding snake venom being released in the world’s water supply, injected via the vaccine, and even administered in the drug Remdesivir. Because of his startling conclusion, some in the medical world are beginning to respond. This is good. They ought to investigate and take this hypothesis seriously, because the information is serious. In the true scientific world, such hypotheses are not merely dismissed nor belittled but are researched and painstakingly evaluated.
Not long ago I posted an article (“There’s Still Power in the Blood of the LAMB,” https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2022/04/26/theres-still-power-in-the-blood-of-the-lamb/) sharing Dr. Ardis’ theory and the video links because I felt it was something worth taking into consideration, for it logically aligns with the serpent worshiping, Luciferian elite leadership in nearly every nation today. That being said, even if nothing has been put into the drinking water, Dr. Ardis’ research has made over 5 million aware of strange and sinister research taking place surrounding snake venom and pharmaceutical drugs and their links to vaccines. If nothing else, his interviews have drawn people’s attention to truths about fallen angels, hybrids, transhumanism, and how science is not merely dabbling in these demonically inspired things but are progressing full steam ahead in their pursuit of them and the implementation of them worldwide.
This being said, there are some points that need to be clarified. So, without further ado, let’s get to it!
In a recent Jan Markell video entitled “Are We Ready for a New World Order?” https://rumble.com/v1240cw-are-we-ready-for-a-new-world-order.html, she and her panel of two pastors, Mark Henry and Brian Holthaus, correctly expose the deeds of darkness of the most recent World Government Summit and all who are in league with it, including the World Economic Forum, the World Health Organization, CNN, The International Monetary Fund, MSNBC, ZOOM, The World Trade Organization, TIME, The United Nations, Euronews, Unicef, Sky News, International Labor Organization, and more, including the 91 countries that have signed on to the creation of a new digital currency as well as World Economic Forum contributor and lead adviser of Klaus Schwab Yuval Harari’s praise of a surveillance society (under the skin) and “upgrading humans into gods” and humans being “hackable animals”.
Pastor Holthaus correctly asserted that “With this kind of knowledge comes responsibility. A big responsibility…to whom much is given, much will be required,” and “if you know this, if you can understand it, if you can connect dots, you have a greater responsibility. So, whatever God has you to do, you stay at your mission. You don’t ever give in to these people. You fight all the way to the end! Until the Lord’s ready to call you home!” How true this is!
However, it is imperative to make several points of clarification regarding the concerns this same panel raised about the information Dr. Ardis presented, and what Dr. Ardis actually said. Though I respect Jan Markell very much, she and her two pastor panel misrepresented Dr. Ardis. Though they played snippets of his interview with Stew Peters, it was obvious that they completely misunderstood and made light of the gravity of what Dr. Ardis had revealed. Truly and in accordance with what Pastor Holthaus said about connecting the dots and great responsibility, Dr. Ardis, who said that God was telling him to “not give up, and you have to tell the world,” was indeed given a great weight of information via his extensive research, connected the proverbial dots, and has stayed on his mission to tell the world. Is it not only right to seriously consider it?
Can the DNA be altered through drinking water?
Continuing on, Jan Markell and her panel (Pastor Brandon Holthaus and Pastor Mark Henry) seemed to think that what Dr. Ardis asserted was that one’s DNA can be altered through drinking water. This is not at all what Dr. Ardis related. Rather, Dr. Ardis said that one could be made sick with COVID-19 symptoms after drinking water with snake venom in it – although it could also be aerosoled (sprayed in the air).
On the other hand when one takes the mRNA vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna specifically), that mRNA quite likely is changing the person’s DNA. Though Dr. Ardis did say his concern is that when this takes place the person becomes a hybrid, he did not say at any time that it is the mark of the beast nor did he say that a person loses their salvation. He says that “they” (those who have plotted and planned this) likely want to get snake mRNA venom into you to make you a hybrid. He does not say that they’ve accomplished this.
Again, it must be reiterated that a DNA change does not take place because of drinking contaminated water. It is only those who inject it into their bodies via the vaccine that a DNA change can take place.
A Host of Witnesses: MRNA Does Alter the DNA
Pastor Holthaus (on the Jan Markell video) goes on to mention the importance of having two or three witnesses regarding this matter, such as Dr. McCullough and Dr. Robert Malone.
To begin with, these two very busy men likely have not had a chance to research this nor comment on it yet. Secondly, McCullough may not comment on this topic for it may not be his expertise. Not all doctors address all medical subjects. They are skillful at certain things. Perhaps Malone will comment, but I have my doubts, and have had doubts about Malone all along anyway.
Thus, there are more than two or three witnesses that state that mRNA vaccines are actually gene therapy, which means that they very definitely alter one’s DNA. Many have been sounding the alarm about this from the beginning. This information is not new.
The Coordination of Evil
When it comes to the coordinated effort to poison targeted water systems around the world with snake venom, Jan Markell and the two pastors regard this as completely impossible. There seems to be such cognitive dissonance that evil could be so synchronized to pull off such an incredible feat.
However, have the leadership of the nations around the world not been coordinated in their efforts regarding the COVID-19 plandemic? Are they not all in “lock step” together in the implementation of it? If the powers that be and all those beneath them are so coordinated in their efforts for a new world orderand now a new world digital currency, why not also be coordinated in pouring “nanocarrier” stabilized snake venom into the water systems worldwide, or even via gene sprays in the air that fall with the rain and wash into the targeted water systems or wells or even end up in the crops and ultimately the food that we eat?
Other Coordinated Evil
However horrific as this might be, it is not that far fetched nor as impossible as many may think. After all, great evil has been done before. So, why not now?
As a case in point, just look up Operation Sea Spray (https://www.usainquirer.com/what-is-operation-sea-spray/) wherein our own government sprayed deadly bacteria on San Fransisco between 1949 and 1969. Quote, “… the U.S. Army conducted 239 secret bacterial warfare tests in various cities across the country… It wasn’t until the trial in 1977, that the Army admitted to staging many mock biological attacks on, and unbeknownst to, American citizens. Some of these experiments used live bacteria assumed to be harmless, including Serratia marcescens and anthrax simulants.”
Or maybe look into contraceptive corn that caused infertility specifically in men, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwOQvZvmvb4. Quote, “Scientists have created the ultimate GM crop: contraceptive corn. Waiving fields of maize may one day save the world from overpopulation. The pregnancy prevention plants are the handiwork of the San Diego biotechnology company Epicyte, where researchers have discovered a rare class of human antibodies that attack sperm.By isolating the genes that regulate the manufacture of these antibodies, and by putting them in corn plants, the company has created tiny horticultural factories that make contraceptives. ‘We have a hothouse filled with corn plants that make anti-sperm antibodies,’ said Epicyte president Mitch Hein.” https://www.theguardian.com/science/2001/sep/09/gm.food
And then there is the goal of Eugenics, otherwise called depopulation. Yes, one of the goals of the powers that be and the elites of the world is depopulation via food contamination with gmos, Monsanto pesticides, high fructose corn syrup, and growth hormones “all of which are linked to chronic disease and fertility issues.” And now they are producing Impossible meat products that have been created in labs, and they expect us to eat it, enjoy it and trust them. “Who Controls the Gates Family?” Really Graceful, 2021, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX9O3Yi-Nn0; “Bill Gates, Monsanto, and Eugenics,” https://truthinplainsight.com/bill-gates-monsanto-and-eugenics/; “David Attenborough: The Planet Cannot Cope with Overpopulation,” 2018, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/10/david-attenborough-warns-planet-cant-cope-with-overpopulation/ Indeed, “It may be quite chilling for some to realize that the climate change threat narrative was cooked up in the late 1980s for the sole purpose of being able to implement a global depopulation agenda without stirring up excessive resistance. As noted by Corbett, depopulation and eugenics are “always at the heart of what they do,” referring to the WEF and any number of other organizations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,” (“Meet the World Economic Forum,” July 2021, https://truthbasedmedia.com/2021/07/16/meet-the-world-economic-forum/).
When one looks at the mountains of evidence on the side of coordinated evil, snake venom in the water is not impossible!
Even Dr. Lawrence Palevsky stated that the COVID-19 illness that he endured was more akin to blood poisoning than a flu or cold, and conventional medical treatments could not help him. Thus, he sought the aid of homeopathic remedies, Chinese medicine, etc. (https://player.lightcast.com/zkzNwcTN)
Furthermore, I want to remind everyone that ex-32nd degree Freemason “Jeremy” warned that he had been consistently told over and over again that there was a set plan in place to contaminate the water in cities in order to cause a pandemic and “to cause mass casualties…” (“Big Update from Jeremy Ex-32 Freemason,” this info is found at the approximately the 43 minute mark, July 15, 2021, https://aminutetomidnite.com/2021/07/16/364-big-update-from-jeremy-ex-32-freemason/).
Please, reflect prayerfully on Dr. Ardis’ findings, and do your own research. Look up the articles that Dr. Ardis presented in the videos below. We may not be able to run lab work on the vaccines or the water or Remdesivir, but we can look up the articles and we can listen to the warnings of other medical professionals and researchers regarding the dangers of mRNA vaccines and CRISPR technology and the stark reality of transhumanism, artificial intelligence, chimeras, hybrids, and the like. The reputable and doctrinally sound Christian program Sky Watch TV has done a lot of videos on these topics that can be found at their website https://www.skywatchtv.com/.
Evil vs. God
No matter how evil and widespread evil gets, it is imperative that we stand on the truth of God’s word, and remember what He has said. What He said applied then, and still applies today. It does not change. These are not times to be afraid or hide, but are times to be bold and courageous, and to stand unwaveringly for truth and righteousness. The world is passing away, but God’s word endures forever (Matthew 24:35; Luke 21:33). This age is swiftly coming to a close (Matthew 24), but God’s kingdom to which we belong is eternal (Psalm 145:13; Isaiah 9:7). Daniel 7 unequivocally states,
“13I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him. 14Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed.”
Though the enemy’s very real, coordinated plan is marching ahead at warp speed, God’s plan is the one that will prevail. We will still trample on serpents and scorpions, overcome the lions, and crush the cobra under our feet (Psalm 91; Luke 10:19; Romans 16:20). For, God wins, and in Christ we are more than conquerors! (Romans 8)
Let us then stand in agreement with Psalm 31 which reads,
“3For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your name’s sake, Lead me and guide me.
4Pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me, For You are my strength.
5Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.
13For I hear the slander of many; Fear is on every side; While they take counsel together against me, They scheme to take away my life.
14But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” 15My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me.
19Oh, how great is Your goodness, Which You have laid up for those who fear You, Which You have prepared for those who trust in You In the presence of the sons of men! 20You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence From the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion From the strife of tongues.
23Oh, love the Lord, all you His saints! For the Lord preserves the faithful, And fully repays the proud person. 24Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.”
We are held accountable for the knowledge that we have been given, and will be held accountable for our handling of that information. We must therefore, be vigilant to use our knowledge well by sharing it with others as the Spirit of God leads, and as children of light we must wisely expose evil when we see it. It is imperative.
In harmony with this truth, Dr. Ardis has done his due diligence and taken to heart this directive and has researched and exposed a very grave evil. It’s all interconnected, and when you think about the devil that old serpent, it makes perfect sense. He’s wanted to corrupt God’s image in us from the beginning, and at this point in history is seeking to do so through the corruption of our DNA – even Christians. And why would the serpent not do so with viper venom?
Whether or not water is the vector of a poison or gene spray chemtrails in the air or the use of another means, he has brought to light the very clear fact that researchers in lab coats and leadership around the world and the enforcement officials beneath them and others who follow orders, have carried this out in a concerted effort. It is time to wake up and smell the very pungent, putrid odor of death propagated under the guise of science and the greater good. We must not hide our heads in the sand. We must not be silent. We must not for fear of being called “tinfoil hatters” reject our God-given commission to be the lights of the world. Even Pastor Holthaus at the risk of being a “tinfoil hat guy” has stood his ground regarding the knowledge that has been revealed to him. Why not Dr. Ardis? Why not us?
The end of this age is directly in upon us, and Jesus’ return for His Bride is IMMANENT. Now is the time to do what we are called to do, even if it means that people will hate us and call us names and put us on their hit list. As children of light we must be exposing the deeds of darkness, redeeming the time for the days are evil. Now. Now is the time. If not now, when? Are you willing? Let us be faithful in what God has called us to do with the knowledge that we have, and not be so quick to judge the ministry of another (1 Corinthians 4; https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2022/02/18/1-corinthians-4-judging-gods-ministers/). In accordance with Psalm 31, let us “Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”
Pastor Billy Crone, “The Coming Genetic Apocalypse,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfjawButmsQ. Note: Billy Crone explained how CRISPR technology is used to alter DNA, even causing hybridization, and the dangers of “epigenetics”. He states, “you can be epigenetically modified by being exposed to certain chemicals. It literally will change your DNA structure. People have no clue about that…They also have another creepy thing called gene spray. And this is from Monsanto…”
The “shock” that many people experience when first hearing about snake venom used in drug development is an artifact of their lack of knowledge about modern medicine. The widespread use of venom from snakes, lizards, frogs, cone fish, stingrays and other creatures is well known in pharmaceutical research circles. It isn’t a “fringe” theory, nor a conspiracy theory.
It is a biological fact.
Remember the WEF article linked above? It states, “Prialt, derived from the venom of cone snails, is used by some of the estimated 22 million adults in the US who suffer from severe and chronic pain.”
Millions more take Captopril, and there are several other venom-derived, FDA-approved drugs that are routinely prescribed by doctors.
The irrefutable fact is that millions of Americans swallow reptile venom every single day. They just call it “meds.”
The fact that most of them are completely ignorant of the origins of these substances doesn’t excuse those in the corporate media or indy media for also being ignorant. Those who are going to comment on Dr. Ardis and the snake venom theory should at least familiarize themselves with the state of the art in biosciences…”
“In response to Dr. Ardis’ revelations about the possibility of snake venom peptide delivery via water systems, there has been almost derision from certain influencers who claim that snake venom wouldn’t be stable in municipal water systems. In effect, they are absurdly claiming that tap water is anti-venom. If that were true, all snake bites could simply be treated by drinking tap water. In truth, the National Library of Medicine has published a study that reveals the existence of “nanocarriers” which can stabilize snake venom peptides in order to achieve delivery via water systems.”
“Nanoparticles Functionalized with Venom-Derived Peptides and Toxins for Pharmaceutical Applications,” 2020, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31223083/Quote: “Examples of isolated venom peptides and crude animal venoms that have been encapsulated and formulated with different types of nanomaterials with promising results are increasingly reported. Based on the current data, a wealth of information can be collected regarding the utilization of nanocarriers to encapsulate venom peptides and render them bioavailable for pharmaceutical use.”
“Dr. Lawrence Palevsky and Judy Mikovits,” on Ministry Now August 30, 2021, https://player.lightcast.com/zkzNwcTNNote: Dr. Palevsky says that the COVID illness he endured resembled blood poisoning rather than a virus. Please, listen to his testimony at about the 43 minute mark of this video.
Quote: “The symptoms of blood poisoning are similar to symptoms of a cold or the flu…”
Respectful Different Opinions
““Watch the Water” with a Grain of Salt. Because Snake Venom is not the Problem,” by Meryl Nass, April 12, 2022, https://merylnass.substack.com/p/watch-the-water-with-a-grain-of-salt?s=rQuote: “Many statements in the Bryan Ardis video are accurate, but some are definitely not… Bryan has correctly warned us about safety issues with Remdesivir, after the drug reportedly killed his father-in-law … I will stop now. Dr. Ardis has taught us a lot about Remdesivir. Let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater.”
““Watch the Water” (Includes Response from Steve Kirsch, Children’s Health Defense, Dr. Pierre Kory),” April 13, 2022, https://rumble.com/v10wnbx-watch-the-water-includes-response-from-steve-kirsch-and-childrens-health-de.htmlQuote: Steve Kirsch says, “It is good that Bryan is attending the call this Thursday with my colleagues. This is something that people promoting false narratives never agree to…My colleagues who have seen the videos believe some parts (similarity with snake venom), but not others (poison spread through the water)… I was amazed at the fortune cookie story at the end of the Stew Peters interview. That just seems too hard to believe. But I don’t think Bryan would lie about it either. That part was really hard to believe, but apparently true… The Bing Liu murder is real. I’m not buying the lover’s quarrel story promoted by the police because nobody knew he had a girlfriend. More on this in another substack… Do I think Dr. Ardis has “solved” it and all the pieces fit together? No, but I’m willing and open to being convinced… Do I think the virus is related to snake venom? Yes, we’ve been talking about that for over a month internally. I don’t think this part is controversial. Dr. Tau Braun was discussing the similarities to snake venom in late 2020…Is Ardis on a hit list? Probably. What I know is that there is credible evidence that Ardis is being targeted. I heard that assertion directly from a top government official.”
Compounds that Protect Against Snake Venom Poisoning, ie COVID-19