There is an old saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” Well, the going is getting tough; tough economically, politically, and spiritually. The Covid19 virus and the resulting lockdowns on small businesses have resulted in much loss of income and many permanent closes, but the bills don’t stop!
Politically, the corruption of fraud is rising to the top, so to speak. It is reaching the point where the average citizen is now aware of it. It has infected the Democrat Party, government watchdog agencies such as the FBI and the DOJ and many in the Republican Party as well. The Courts have also been affected by the corruption as well. As an Epoch Times article recently stated, “Beijing manipulated Wall Street to steer US policy.” A Chinese professor recently said, “We have our old friends in the United States’ core circle of power.” (Epoch Times, December 9-15, 2020)
But, perhaps most serious is the corruption in the Christian Church. Jesus said, “Take up your cross and follow Me” but many Christians run and hide at the hint of Covid19. The American Christian Church is loosing membership; 12% in the past 10 years. And those who still call themselves Christian, many have stopped attending church. According to George Barna about 1/3 of Christians have stopped attending Church, even on line. Many churches closed their doors just to receive some Covid19 stimulus money and others out of genuine fear for their parishioners. But, they forgot the word of God –
“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Heb. 10:24, 25
They forgot that fellowship is one of the prime ingredients of Christianity and they forgot that Jesus gives us the power to heal the sick. But, most of all, they forgot the importance of TRUTH! Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6). They blindly took the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the National Institute for Health (NIH) recommendations without asking if they were true or not. Now we find out that not only were they suspect but they were heavily influenced by China! They forced masks on us, even though they now admit masks are ineffective and they forced social distancing on us but, only on certain people (Walmart and other big corporations can remain open). Isaiah prophesied these days would come and have come before –
“Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So truth fails, And he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the LORD saw it, and it displeased Him That there was no justice. He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor” – Isa. 59:14 -16
Doctors and Scientists who dared to disagree or question WHO or CDC were quickly shut down and became a prey to the media, who slandered them and threatened their jobs. Certain drugs such as Hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin, that have proven to be effective were quarantined by the CDC and NIH and pharmacies were forbidden to sell them, making it clear the issue was control – not healing!
Pastors who close their churches are surrendering to these forces that want to hide the truth and subject the people to totalitarian rule. They are muzzling the truth and letting the wolves scatter the sheep. But, God has a word to them –
“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the LORD. Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,” says the LORD.” – Jer. 23:1, 2
And God goes even further –
“I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking,” says the LORD.” – Jer. 23:4
There is a ‘latter Rain’ revival coming and I predict that many of these churches that have nothing but ‘religion’ will lose their sheep to new flocks, flocks that have pastors who teach the whole word of God and love the TRUTH.
It is obvious that this election was ripe with fraud: from thousands of dead people voting, illegals voting, mysterious unofficial ballots suddenly appearing, and election monitors being forced to leave or stand so far away from the ballot counting they couldn’t see, to statistical anomalies that are beyond reason. Then when the votes are being challenged, the illegal destruction of thousands of ballots occurring and the refusal to let inspectors see the voting machines all raise suspicions of voter fraud. And in the face of these irregularities, courts refusing to hear the cases just enhances the suspicions of fraud. And it makes one wonder why Republican Representatives and Republican Senators are silent about them? Has the corruption gone so far in our society? I pray not but, it appears to be true.
The Apostle Paul warns us about this coming of the ‘lawless one’ –
“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thes. 2:9-12
The deception in the news media is obvious as well, so much so that you don’t dare listen to the alphabet channels; ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, etc. In the midst of this deception, according to Isaiah, God is wondering “ that there was no intercessor.”
It is time to open all the churches and call forth the intercessors and prayer warriors. We are about to lose our Republic and the liberties it stands for, prime among them – the freedom to worship freely our God and Savior Jesus Christ. Pastors, stop preaching ‘politically correct’ messages and start calling the church to repent of it’s sin; sin of lukewarmness, and immorality, and hypocrisy – for church members who confess one thing but live another! And teach the truth, which is the whole word of God. If we do this, just perhaps God will have mercy on us and give us His grace to overcome.
The time of the final harvest of souls is very near when Jesus will thrust in His sickle and reap the earth –
“Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.” – Rev. 14:14-16