The Man Behind The Curtain
Updated: May 9
How powerful and comforting is the Savior's declaration, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.
This message is only “doom and gloom” if you aren’t following the Bible. Be of good cheer if you are following Christ.
Ukrainians are suffering. We can affirm and support real trauma while also recognizing that we are in deep propaganda.
I’m not going to discuss the geo-political nitty-gritty of what's happening in Ukraine. The world is going to be captivated by the next queued event faster than we can say blimeycron. My purpose is to encourage us to zoom out and look at what's going on without the emotional hype. What’s happening in Ukraine is awful. But something about the unified slogan of the masses doesn't add up. (I suppose, it rarely should.) Here is why it matters, and how the word of the Lord puts it in order.
If we have learned anything from covid and vaccine propaganda, we are casting a wary eye at the media narrative about Ukraine and Russia. We aren't getting the full story. If we think that the media has suddenly decided to start being honest, then we have become unfortunate harbingers of the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect. (You can look it up.)
This is more of the same game. Label the villains. Present the heroes. It's part of a controlled demolition of the economy that will pave the way for globalism. Tragically, there are real casualties.
As I have seen news headlines over the past year or so, a funny thought kept popping into mind: "Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain." It's a line from the Wizard of Oz. One day, it happened again as I finished praying about Trudeau's fledgling dictatorship in Canada and the impending war in Ukraine. I finally recognized it as the voice of the Lord and looked up the meaning of the movie. It turns out that the Wizard of Oz was written as an allegory about political deceit and economic collapse just before the onset of WWII. Read about it here:
Behind the smoke and mirrors of various current events is one agenda. One man. The man behind the curtain is obviously not the Wizard of Oz. But he is, as the Bible depicts him -- an unredeemable sorcerer (Revelation 18:23). Many are already bewitched into deception.
The Man of Lawlessness in 2 Thessalonians 2, who will charm the world, is often referred to as the Antichrist. Chaos and hardship is beginning across the earth at unprecedented levels, so that he can step out from behind the curtain as "savior of the world." Too bad for Satan, there is a God above the man behind the curtain who is sovereign and who has already ended the story with Jesus as King.
This is part of the sorcery that the Bible warns will deceive many, in Revelation 18:25. The original Greek word for "sorcery" in scripture is, "pharmakeia." Connotations of this word in strong's concordance include, medicine, poison, manipulation, drugs and trances. It's where the word "pharmacy" comes from. I don't think this needs elaboration.
The end game is simple: Provoke and escalate war, conflict, and illness within nations and between nations. Devastate the economy. Present the solution. The more devastation, the more desperate people will be to comply with the new world order that the WEF is advertising. First, the systematic destruction of livelihoods and morale by a virus, mandates, and so-called vaccines. Next: war, food shortages and inflation . . . And another pandemic.
What’s the solution they want to produce? A global technocracy.
Beijing, Olympic Opening Ceremonies, 2022
It's been declared by the World Economic Forum, the World Health Organization, and by the United Nations' plan for 2030. The deception is that we should comply for humanitarian causes. Our desire to be virtuous is being exploited as much as our tendency to fear is. We will be told that we must comply for safety, security and environmental purposes, rather than the real reason: control and greed. And, the suppression of church gathering with the eventual villainization of followers of Christ.
“Again I want to emphasize that the study of propaganda must be conducted within the context of a technological society. Propaganda is called upon to solve problems created by technology, to play on maladjustments, and to integrate the individual into a technological world.”
― Jacques Ellul, Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes
As we are damaged and deprived by war, inflation, pestilence and famine and disaster, we will be offered aid and compensation as a way to implement the plan for digital I.D. and other "vaccinations." The new world order that the WEF is promoting needs a crisis in order to get people to submit to this. So, they are creating many. At the same time, they are reducing the world’s population in order to manage it. I might even say “we” are, considering that we can be willing pawns when we accept the government-funded media at face-value. How many times have you heard even Christians say that going along with this tyranny is "loving your neighbor"? Let's be wiser. The word of God gives us no excuse not to be.
Poster From WWII
There will be more pandemics. There will be more jabs that render the immune system useless so that some will not survive the next virus. There’s no other way to say this. The new recommendation that everyone get tested for H.I.V. every five years regardless of lifestyle is because those with boosters are testing positive for H.I.V. This is because their white blood cell count is so low from the vax.
I’d rather scare someone into regret so that they will fall into the fearsome and protective hands of the living God than stay silent as people walk towards a cliff. I would rather warn others from falling into the same trap than stay silent and make everyone feel comfortable. Desire for comfort is half our problem. I can't think of a less loving thing to do than to withhold this from the ears of others.
The unvaxxed and other things will be blamed for the next wave of deaths, as in nations like in Australia and China where unvaccinated people are being rounded up into covid “quarantine camps”. The news will continue to say that it’s “a pandemic of the unvaccinated”. It’s all a ruse if we understand how propaganda and the human psyche work – but even more so, because the Bible tells us to watch for these things.
(Ref: Luke 21:36. Luke 12:56. Matthew 24, Luke 21:25, Luke 21:11, Matthew 16:3, Rev 1:3, 1 John 2:18)
In addition to telling us about wars and rumors of wars (ahem – media), the Bible also warns us about great deception by the great men or merchants of the earth (Revelation 18:23) . When natural disasters also increase, as prophesied in Matthew 24, we will be told by these great "merchants" that it’s because of a climate crisis and that the solution will be part of this “green” digital I.D. Those who won’t get it will be demonized because it will look like the righteous thing to do.
Canadian Veteran War Memorial
With the information we can now verify, how else can we explain the fact that people are still getting boosters and wearing masks, if not because of the trance of propaganda? What else is "pharmakeia", if not this?
We can verify that some of these jabs can cause myocarditis and worse. While everyone is busy hating on Russia, Pfizer quietly released their vaccine side effect report, and it's a whopping 9 pages long. The CDC and independent states and provinces are also admitting that the covid death count was falsely inflated. Yet, look at how willing people still are to write and spread this scape-goat malarkey:
Real "news" articles. Look 'em up.
Satire from https://babylonbee.com
When the whole world begins to accept the same installation into their bodies on the right hand or forehead, it will be the “mark of the beast”. I’m not sure which upgrade it will be or what it will entail exactly – other than what scripture says in Revelation 13:17, that no man will be able to buy or sell without it, and that there will be a deceptive “savior” (Antichrist) on scene who will present this as an attractive means to reestablish “peace and safety”. The world will love him so much after all it has been through, that it will worship him. (1 Thess 5)
Welcome to the dress-rehearsal. The calamities that are on the way have the same motive. Ruin. Solution. Wear down. Offer compensation with conditions. We are being groomed.
Headline from The Guardian: The rise of microchipping: are we ready for technology to get under the skin?
I believe that we are entering into the last 4th Kingdom prophesied in Daniel 2: Iron mixed with clay – The intertwining of our flesh made by the potter-God’s hands – with technology. I believe that this iron and clay mixture is about the iron fist of marxist dictatorships in conflict with people who want freedom and democracy. Or even, transhumanism. Both are possible and are not unrelated. Politically and physically, this is our subway stop.
“Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay. In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.” Daniel 2: 41- 44
The church needs to understand this so that we don’t get distracted and deceived by the political charades that will usher this forward. If the message from the pulpit at your church isn’t, “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand,” then it’s time to tell them in love to do the first works and withdraw and find the remnant (Rev 2:5). Read Revelation 3:
This is the time to focus on the harvest of salvation of souls to Jesus. God’s mercy will eventually expire, yet the lukewarm, secular humanist, compromising church of Laodicea is more concerned about social dignity than the word of the Lord and the increase of lawlessness in the land. Where is the righteous indignation against the brazen desecration of God's word? Of his Son, Jesus Christ? (Who is God's word, who became flesh and dwelt among us. John 1:14) Where is the holy and set-apart church?
"You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us?"
Matthew 24:12 refers to signs of the last days, one being, "Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold."
So what do we do when we hear and see all of this coming to pass? Scripture tells us:
“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death,and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
(Excerpt from Matthew 24)
These birth pains will get closer and closer together. The church, with the Holy Spirit, is restraining the antichrist. Nothing left has to happen before the rapture of the saints. When the restrainer is removed at the rapture, God will pour out his wrath in ways the world has never seen. This Tribulation is when the Antichrist will be revealed. I believe that we are going to see some gnarly things before that happens as a way for the Lord to purify our faith and prepare his people to meet Christ as his "spotless bride" (Rev 19:10).
As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,up to the day Noah entered the ark. And they were oblivious, until the flood came and swept them all away. Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. (Matthew 24:38-44)
The war in Ukraine with Russia is another domino in this direction. What's going on in Ukraine has its own layered purposes within God’s written plan, but it is also a timely distraction from covid, mandates and the increasing flood of information about the harmful effects of these so-called vaccines. I think that some of the next dominoes will include China invading Taiwan, and Israel and Iran. Lord only knows. Once Turkey is involved, we could be near the Gog Magog prophecy of Ezekiel 38 (Russia, Iran, And Turkey against Israel). Scripture says that this will happen after the church is removed, which means, we would be close to the rapture if we are seeing the stage being set now.
We are commanded to offer mercy and help wherever we can. But we should not jump on a bandwagon regarding who is the villain and who is the hero as painted by the media. Both true and falsified or exaggerated stories are making rounds and will continue to.
It is good to ask why that is. Why the false or conflated narrative? And why the censorship around it? We ourselves may be enlisted in war soon. We may be throwing money and support and prayer in the wrong direction. We may be chanting, “Defund Russia!” Are we prepared to do that, and have we considered what that will mean?
"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20.)
Consider this except from renowned author, philosopher and theologian, Jacques Ellul:
“To the extent that propaganda is based on current news, it cannot permit time for thought or reflection. A man caught up in the news must remain on the surface of the event; he is carried along in the current, and can at no time take a respite to judge and appreciate; he can never stop to reflect. There is never any awareness -- of himself, of his condition, of his society -- for the man who lives by current events. Such a man never stops to investigate any one point, any more than he will tie together a series of news events.
We already have mentioned man's inability to consider several facts or events simultaneously and to make a synthesis of them in order to face or to oppose them. One thought drives away another; old facts are chased by new ones. Under these conditions there can be no thought. And, in fact, modern man does not think about current problems; he feels them. He reacts, but he does not understand them any more than he takes responsibility for them. He is even less capable of spotting any inconsistency between successive facts; man's capacity to forget is unlimited.
This is one of the most important and useful points for the propagandist, who can always be sure that a particular propaganda theme, statement, or event will be forgotten within a few weeks. Moreover, there is a spontaneous defensive reaction in the individual against an excess of information and -- to the extent that he clings (unconsciously) to the unity of his own person -- against inconsistencies.
The best defense here is to forget the preceding event. In so doing, man denies his own continuity; to the same extent that he lives on the surface of events and makes today's events his life by obliterating yesterday's news, he refuses to see the contradictions in his own life and condemns himself to a life of successive moments, discontinuous and fragmented.
This situation makes the "current-events man" a ready target for propaganda. Indeed, such a man is highly sensitive to the influence of present-day currents; lacking landmarks, he follows all currents. He is unstable because he runs after what happened today; he relates to the event, and therefore cannot resist any impulse coming from that event. Because he is immersed in current affairs, this man has a psychological weakness that puts him at the mercy of the propagandist. No confrontation ever occurs between the event and the truth; no relationship ever exists between the event and the person. Real information never concerns such a person. What could be more striking, more distressing, more decisive than the splitting of the atom, apart from the bomb itself?
And yet this great development is kept in the background, behind the fleeting and spectacular result of some catastrophe or sports event because that is the superficial news the average man wants. Propaganda addresses itself to that man; like him, it can relate only to the most superficial aspect of a spectacular event, which alone can interest man and lead him to make a certain decision or adopt a certain attitude.
But here we must make an important qualification. The news event may be a real fact, existing objectively, or it may be only an item of information, the dissemination of a supposed fact. What makes it news is its dissemination, not its objective reality.”
― Jacques Ellul, Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes
So, let’s reflect. We want to help people caught in the crossfire of these schemes. But, why can’t we ask about the consequences of allying with Ukraine? Why can’t we consider the effects upon other nations, especially our own? Yes, we should love our neighbors. But, are our children not more so, our neighbors? How will this affect them? I asked these questions on social media and they were removed. "Disinformation board" is just another word for censorship. In the Orwellian world of 1984, it was called, "the Ministry of Truth."
“The propagandist naturally cannot reveal the true intentions of the principal for whom he acts... That would be to submit the projects to public discussion, to the scrutiny of public opinion, and thus to prevent their success... Propaganda must serve instead as a veil for such projects, masking true intentions.”
― Jacques Ellul
Rooting for a side means making sure that we first understand where the dominos of victory or defeat will inevitably fall. And, will they reach our doorstep? If we are immersed in scrolling and bandwagoning with little reflection, we won't follow the logic of where the trending chant-train may lead us. Both financially and militarily.
I don’t know what the geo-political will of God is in regards to Russia and Ukraine over the next few years. It is not my expertise and I have no problem admitting that. In fact, it's pretty far outside of most people's. Thank God we can go to Him about how to pray and help, because he understands all of it and sees what no-one does.
(See Matthew 24)
Scripture tells us that we do not know how to pray as we ought. (Romans 8:26) The apostate church will be deceived into praying for the antichrist and the savior solution of the beast system, believing that it’s of the Lord (2 Thess 2:3). The Lord said that he will hand many over to a strong delusion because they do not love the truth. (2 Thess. 2:11)
If we zoom out from the myopic perspective that sensational media propaganda sucks us into and look at all of the international players on the board, through the lens of scripture, we can see. And we can even consider where and through whom God has placed restraints. Restraining factors that will prevent certain events from coming to fruition before their appointed time.
I have had a heavy travail in my spirit about the prophesied great falling away of the church. Entertainment of and sympathy for the world’s idols and ideologies is blinding many Christians. The media and its fear are brainwashing churches and so many of them need deliverance from the noise and lies that have been planted by it.
If we study scripture and reflect upon all we are observing in the world through it -- and if we pray in the Spirit for wisdom -- we can see better. Certainly not everything, but at least we won’t be rooting for or complying with deception. There are many things going on in regards to what’s taking place in Ukraine and elsewhere. But they all fall under the banner of the word of God, which shows us these things and where they are leading.
As the freedom convoys against mandates rise across the globe and many people awaken to stand against them, nation begins to rise against nation. People are angry that they have not secured the carrots of freedom that they were promised as ineffective boosters continue to be pushed through coercion and mandates still dial up and down. And up and down, again. More boosters??? Many people are sick of it. More people are realizing that they are being scammed and are finally holding the line. There is controlled opposition and genuine opposition. We need to pray for discernment.
I believe that one reason for the timing of this invasion and how it's being painted is to reunite our sympathies with tyrannical leaders heroically coming to the aid of Ukraine. It is also to keep us from paying attention to what the other hands of leaders are doing behind their backs and the ushering in of a global government, beginning with digital ID, global digital currency and a social credit system that will ultimately enslave and segregate. Divide and conquer.
Miss Ukraine. She's holding an airsoft gun, folks. Again, Why?
There is no greater opportunity for propaganda than war-time. Is it not possible that the diabolical nature of man that would kill civilians could also twist the truth about it for selfish gain? It’s amazing to me how people will gawk at all the evils going on in the world and yet assume there is no possibility of evil behind a news desk.
“Naturally, the educated man does not believe in propaganda; he shrugs and is convinced that propaganda has no effect on him. This is, in fact, one of his great weaknesses, and propagandists are well aware that in order to reach someone, one must first convince him that propaganda is ineffectual and not very clever. Because he is convinced of his own superiority, the intellectual is much more vulnerable than anybody else to this maneuver, even though basically a high intelligence, a broad culture, a constant exercise of the critical faculties, and full and objective information are still the best weapons against propaganda.”
― Jacques Ellul, Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes
This psychopathic sideshow of Russia vs. Ukraine is grievous. And nations are historically and biblically given over to oppression because of rebellion against God. Ukraine was rated the third most corrupt country in the world in 2012 by Ernst and Young. In 2015 the Guardian wrote an article titled, “Welcome to Ukraine: The Most Corrupt Nation in Europe.” It's also a sex-trafficking capital.
Many nations are coming under judgment, including our own. The Lord has been clear through scripture about our responsibility to warn when we see the sword coming upon the land. That doesn’t mean we should not show or pray for mercy for all. We should. I do not intend to withdraw hearts from compassionate and genuine causes in Ukraine. By all means, help families in need. I only want to say that if we release ourselves from the constant ingestion of current events and zoom out, we can see the long game and prepare accordingly.
Friends, we aren't to pray for any saving solution except the real one: that people will repent and run to Christ, and for the adulterous church to repent of idolatry and return to her first love. Man's solutions will not lift the hand of the Lord's judgment, no matter how brilliant or good-willed these solutions may be. We, as a human species, are infirm with sin. Jesus is the only medicine. If we repent, we will receive his mercy.
If I close the sky so there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send a plague among My people, and if My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7: 13-14
Isaiah 3 takes us through the progressive stages of judgment upon a nation. This pattern of judgement is all throughout the bible. God’s consistency is observable. You may recognize in these passages what is taking place in your own nation.
The first stage of God’s judgment on a nation is that “Children will rule over them. People will oppress each other—man against man, neighbor against neighbor. The young will rise up against the old, the nobody against the honored.” (v 4-5)
Canadian Mandate Protest
Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau with Klaus Schwab
Next, “Their words and deeds are against the Lord, defying his glorious presence. The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.” (v 9)
"Youths oppress my people, women rule over them. My people, your guides lead you astray; they turn you from the path." Isaiah 3:12
Abortion Rights Activist display in Arkansas
The final stage of judgment in Isaiah 3 is a foreign invasion and defeat. Deuteronomy 28:47-48 also speaks to this:
“Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things, therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything. And he will put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you.”
Canadian Police Intimidating and arresting peaceful mandate protestors
The dominos of judgment upon Ukraine are going to fall into America. eventually, if she does not repent. (2 Chron 7:14) The evil merchants of the earth will do this in order to secure the desolation of what is left of America's prowess as a world power and to further implement the new world world order -- or The Great Reset, as the WEF calls it. But, behind this, will be the gavel of the Lord, who has weighed the scales and has found America wanting.
Because of the increase of lawlessness in America against God, we will soon be under assault from several directions and in several ways. I believe that foreign invasions, famine and natural disasters are some of these judgments. God often uses the enemies of a people to judge a people or to get their attention back on him (1 and 2 Kings). God often fashions weapons for his wrath towards people in the hearts of their enemies. We must recognize the hand of the Lord behind any oppression that will come upon the nation. And, his mercy at any alleviation of it. His hand of protection will be with the righteous. The provision of the Lord over the faithful will ignite seething hatred and accusation by onlookers.
America is going to be greatly shaken in several ways. But it’s just not about disease. Or war. Or famine and inflation. It’s a spiritual battle. And we must fight it spiritually, with joy and confidence in our savior, Jesus Christ. These are the birth pains that the bible says to watch for. He is coming. This is good news.
Are we striving for holiness? Are we keeping pet sins? Are we doing what the world is doing? Are we putting our hope in man’s solutions or in the God who is calling the world to repentance? Are we heralding the message of the Spirit for nations to repent in order to be saved and restored? Or are we looking at the world's solutions for peace and safety and thinking that God will give rebellion against him a pass? Are we holding up the son of God and the cross to the world. Are we putting the rock of offense before others so that they will stumble towards God? All of these questions can show us the condition of our hearts, be they pure or idolatrous. Let God's word be the mirror.
God is long-suffering, but his mercy will expire. There are prophesies yet to be fulfilled, but prophetic momentum is gaining, according to what scripture commands us to watch for. Any months or years of reprieve or normalcy that we may get in the days ahead are his mercy. I pray that we will have some time to refresh and replenish our strength before this snowballs. We are not to say, "false alarm" during the next season of "normalcy" but rather, "Thank you Lord, for more time. Help me to redeem the time as you have commanded."
“Christians were never meant to be normal. We’ve always been holy troublemakers, we’ve always been creators of uncertainty, agents of dimension that’s incompatible with the status quo; we do not accept the world as it is, but we insist on the world becoming the way that God wants it to be. And the Kingdom of God is different from the patterns of this world.”
– Jacques Ellul, Author of Propaganda
We will be tempted to despair at these great trials that are coming. We will be tempted to fall asleep in between periods of shaking. Many hearts will harden against the Lord because of the times ahead. That is why he wants us to test our hearts now, to see if we are in the faith and to deepen our resolve to seek Christ daily (2 Cor 13:5). He wants us to keep the end in mind so that we are not shaken and can be a light to the fearful and withstand persecution. If we are well - anchored in the word of God, then we won't be swept out into the sea of despair and deception that will overcome many. Don’t wait for the storm to hit to find steadfast stability in the assurance and good plan of the Lord.
Many hearts will be ripened for the harvest of salvation during these difficult times ahead. People who were unable to hear the gospel before will be desperate for it. Literal famine usually parallels a famine for God's word. People will fill the homes of believers to hear the truth -- Christ's message of hope. The remnant will host spiritual-refugee camps and we will look after people by sharing our resources, the word of the Lord, and the witness of our testimony (Rev 12:11).
I'm not going say how to prepare, because I believe that if we go to the Lord about it, he will guide us. The Lord will provide for his people, so I'm not encouraging frantic panic buying for a million possibilities. But we who have resources will be able to share with those who were caught by surprise and explain, “This is why I have this. This is why I prepared. This is who God has been for us, and wants to be for you.” And we can bless them. Even our enemies. Let's bless them. Let's look out for the well-being of even our oppressors.
If the United States is invaded or in the event of a nuclear strike, the land may be separated into zones for safety. In this case, there will be all kinds of new mandates and martial law. Recognize that, as with mandates so far, not all of them will be about our well-being, but rather, control and fear. “Be wise as serpents and gentle as doves” (Matt 10:16). The Lord will be requiring activity in his church body that these restrictions will try and stifle, but we have to obey the Lord first and continue to gather, no matter the cost, and carry the gospel message and practical help to our neighbors. (Heb. 10:25)
In order to pray effectively, we must pray in the will of the Lord, and that means in both spirit and in truth. (Eph 6:18, Jude 1:20, Romans 8:26-27) We can’t formulate a prayer strategy by gathering intel from the media that manipulates our sympathies by fabrication and twisted truth. We need our bibles. And we need to surrender our tongues, thoughts, feelings, and ideas to the Lord. Not that we shouldn’t think. But, we shouldn’t let the media tell us what to think. And we should not lean on our own understanding. We need to seek the mind of Christ.
God may withhold understanding about some things. He may allow us to wander the dark valley, blind as bats, so that we trust only the leading of his hand. But right now, we need not be as blind as we are. I believe that the Lord is inviting us into faith in his sight, even if we see only dimly (2 Cor. 13:12) . He promises that his people will do exploits in his name. That requires instruction from the word of God and intel from the throne of God. Not the media. (Dan 11:32)
Of course, there are scoffers who mock prophecy, even in the church. Funny how they are actually fulfilling prophecy. For example, Rolling Stone recently published an article about "extreme" and "fundamentalist" evangelicals trying to shoe-horn current events into biblical prophecy, as many have done throughout history. I've covered some of these prophecies in older posts, like the recently passed Abraham Accords, and the 7 year peace treaty, as we keep an eye on the prophetic time-clock of Israel. I may address more in future posts, but there is just too much of it happening too quickly. No shoe-horning needed. ; ) It's simply unfolding as we observe it and as the Holy Spirit gives us eyes to see.
I can't think of anything more demonic than the lie upon the lips of the church or a Christian than to say, "Nah. Jesus not coming back soon. People have always said that, and here we still are." It goes against what the Bible tells us, which is to watch, live and prepare like we could be before his throne tomorrow, where we will give an account for what we've done with God's son. The testimony of Jesus Christ is the spirit of prophecy (Rev 19:10). This is an antichrist response.
Here are some more things to note as we notice God's prophetic program progressing:
The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. - Rev 16:12
Saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” Rev 9:14 (These are demonic angels, who will bring more destruction. They will be released when it is fully dry. This is the sight of the original Babylon, and these angels of destruction are related to idolatry)
"There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Therefore the land mourns, and all who dwell in it languish, and also the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens, and even the fish of the sea are taken away. Hosea 4:3 prophecy
Mysterious cases of birds falling from the sky by the hundreds:
When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” Revelation 6:5-6
Mississippi, Hyperinflation on the rise
While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
United Nations Dove mascot recently replaced with beast, titled, "Peace and Safety"
Daniel Chapter 7: 2 - 4 describes the beast with the body of a lion and wings of an eagle:
"Daniel spake and said, "I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings."
The Apostle John described a beast with similar features in the New Testament passage in Revelation 13:2.
"And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority."
"As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives,the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. (Matthew 24: 3- 8)
I know this is hard to look at. But here at 18 more people claiming to be Jesus:
Revelation 17-18 and Jeremiah 50-51 prophesies that this "Mystery Babylon" will rise and then be destroyed. The EU explains why they modeled their parliament after Babylon on their website. It's brazen nose-thumbing at God.
If you are reading this and have not put your faith in Jesus, understand that God loves you so much. He made you. He even knows the exact number of hairs that are on your head today. His jealousy for the love and devotion of his created beings is just and righteous. After he is patient and beckoning and we still reject his Son who died to make a way for us, he simply gives us over to our sin. The natural product is destruction, because we are wicked. None of us is righteous but God (Romans 3:10).
The good news is that if we believe his word, that God sent his son Jesus to die in our place and was raised to life, then we inherit Christ’s righteousness and eternal life. Upon belief that Jesus paid the price for our sin, we are forgiven and God removes his wrath off of us. We inherit the Kingdom of Heaven, where he will wipe every tear from our eyes. "There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Rev. 21:4)
Whether or not we think hell and judgment are fair isn't important. What is important is whether or not it's true. Our feelings don't change God's Word. He is fair because he said he is fair. Who is the pot to question the potter?
Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven. Do not assume that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. (Matt 10:33)
Upon belief, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in us and counsel us as a friend. His life in us changes us so that we desire the things of God and can understand his Word, the Bible. His life in us removes the power of sin from our lives. We become free through the power of his grace that lives in us. And he seals us with him forever as family. Gratitude for having been raised to life with Christ from the grave we deserve for rebelling against our Creator makes us want to tell others the good news! It makes us want to obey him. The fellowship of God is a joy unmatched. He loved us enough to make a way back to him.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
We can rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic if we want to. But the word of the Lord is still true. This ship is going down. The program is the Bible. The life raft is Jesus. It's all there. God calls us to choose Him because he's merciful and wants to save us. So, we are offered the choice: Eternal punishment and separation from God. Or eternal joy and union with him in the new heaven and new earth.
Saints, if there was ever a time to go to the Lord and say, “God, I need you to fill me with your Spirit”, it’s now. We need to seek the baptism of the Holy Ghost (Luke 3). We need to ask the Lord to help us pray in the Spirit. Now is not the time to be neglectful or cavalier about the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12). We need to get into the armory and say, “Lord, You alone, know. Equip me and train me to fight for what is on your heart.” Then, trade news-scrolling for scripture and proclaim the message of salvation to all. We don't have to complicate it.
Lift up Christ to all and in all. He's the focus of our attention and our affection. Not the stuff behind the curtain. Not the storm. Yeshua Hamashiach, King of the Jews, reigns. He's alive and he is coming back. The Kingdom of Heaven is coming into the earth. Can you not perceive it? We have the greatest hope the world could ever know. 2 Corinthians 5:1 says, "For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."
And there's no place like home.
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.
More confirmation, months later! We truly are one spirit. God is so amazing. Enjoy.
Here is are two organizations we can support to help evacuate families in need:
Western Propaganda surrounding Russian invasion of Ukraine:
United States Government Warning about Nuclear Explosion:
The vaccines that aren't:
What is the other hand up to? (Collapse the world, offer the solution. WEF, WHO, Great Reset clips.)
Songs about this that you should listen to:
He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. 2 Peter 3:9