Spiritual Preppers Part II

As loathe as I am to draw any type of attention to this creature, he has to be addressed if we are to be prepared for what lays ahead as well as what is on our plates right now. I am referring to the prince of darkness; Satan. Like General Patton, we must know our enemy. General Patton (WWII) read Field Marshall Rommel’s book on tank warfare and thus drew insight into how his enemy thought. Although the devil doesn’t really have a play book we can apply the same principal here.

Realize that the devil was once the “covering angel” which means he probably was standing behind the throne of God with his wings spread. Ezekiel 25: 14- “Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.” Verse 15- “Thou was perfect in they ways from the day thou was created, till iniquity was found in thee.” God goes on to speak of how Lucifer became enamored with himself because of his great beauty. Lucifer got one-third of the angels to rebel and was thus cast out of heaven, along with the angels that conspired with him.

If we look at Isaiah 14 we see that God is referring first to having mercy on Jacob and then to Israel. But in verse 12 He takes a sudden departure and begins to talk about Lucifer. “How are thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how are thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”
Verse 13: “For thou hast said in thine heart I will ascend into the heavens, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation in the sides of the north. Verse 14: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the most High.”

What you have to see here is a highly intelligent creature who is also very organized. He was the covering cherub and he learned a lot just by being so close to God. (And we don’t know how long it was before he rebelled, either.) So when scripture says he can pass himself off as an angel of light and deceive many, it is because he one time was an angel of light and he knows a lot about God to do so. So, it puts him in prime form to inhabit a man who is the Antichrist, which means he will be masquerading as Jesus Christ. Not the demon with horns from the pit, Hollywood style.

He has studied mankind very closely for a very, very long time so he knows exactly how to deceive you. He and his army have a laser focus upon us; to bring us down and destroy us. He will even use others disguised as Christians, (Matt. 13:24) but are not, to lead you astray. This is especially true if you are not close to God and have no ability to discern or ” Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). It is so crucial to our relationship and safety to stay close to God and I know how things get in the way. We must be discerning and be aware of the fact we all have targets on our backs. BUT, at the same time, know completely that what is in us (Jesus Christ) is greater than what is in the world: Satan. Hence, “Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). Many of you have been experiencing his hatred toward you already and maybe you are constantly out on the battlefield. Some days it seems relentless but don’t give up. Have faith and go to our Father.

I know there is much to the story we don’t know right now and we will eventually know all of it once Christ returns and we are changed in the twinkling of an eye. I know I personally have a lot of questions about it all. In the meantime, we have to be as gentle as doves but as wise as foxes. We have been admonished in scripture to be vigilant because our enemy is prowling like a lion, seeing who he can devour. Take out your sword and give him a good lashing. Remember always that Jesus has already defeated Satan on the cross. Satan has already lost the war.

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Christians Need To Be Spiritual Preppers

First, let me tell you where I am right now in my life. I will tell you this not because I want your sympathy but because someone out there might need to hear this. So don’t feel sorry for me. I don’t. It is what it is. Okay, physically I am a train wreck. I have bursitis in my left hip, bad left knee that will go out at any given moment and sometimes make it difficult for me to walk, lower back pain of which I have no idea why, kinked up neck which was just taken care of by my chiropractor (and when I got home, got out of the truck and looked to my right for whatever reason that I can’t remember now, my neck went out again and I can’t turn my head all the way to the right!), some unknown allergic reaction that has manifested itself as eczema or hives on both hands, rash on my eyelids and what seems to be the return of very painful gastritis which is probably caused by too much stress and having my stomach torn up by continual use of Advil for the other pains. All of this at the same time.

Spiritually, I feel like what Bilbo Baggins said in the Lord of the Rings: “like butter scraped over too much bread.” Oh, I forgot the insomnia which is caused by any one of the painful things listed above or no reason at all. Faced with all this, how does one retain one’s sanity? I haven’t quite figured it out yet. But the usual platitudes don’t work. How many times have you had someone quote scripture to you and it had no meaning at all while you are suffering? Today I thought that there must be something that people who are suffering need besides some pat answer because the other person can’t think of anything better to say. The answer to that came to me as I was half-way through thinking the first thought. In other words I had not yet finished the question in my mind when the answer came. Well guess WHO supplied the answer? He said, “They just want someone to listen to them.” (Wow, He was actually listening to everything I was thinking then as He is now. It was like He was standing over my shoulder. Jesus, that is.)

And it’s true. Oftentimes when you are confiding in someone, they are not listening but formulating their own tales of woe in their minds that they want to talk about. In other words, you feel like what you had to say is meaningless because their tale of woe is worse (or not at all) in their mind. All you wanted was someone who would care enough to listen, not blather on about their own crap. Maybe all you want is someone to just BE THERE!

A lot don’t know how to listen or if they do, they don’t know how to respond or they don’t care. They really don’t know what to do. They haven’t gotten outside their own heads to find out how to respond. Not only is the person suffering need someone to be present and to listen to them but to also respond in an appropriate way that is not idiotic.

Now what does this have to do with spiritual preppers? A lot. Because, unless you’ve been under a rock somewhere, things are getting way worse than ever before. I know I’ve mentioned before about putting on the armor of God but I didn’t say HOW. The most important thing, the one thing that makes all the difference in the world, is direct contact with God. I know this sounds simplistic but He is truly the ONLY one who knows how to respond and no matter what Jobian trial you are going through, He loves you and He is right there with you. He WILL listen to you no matter where you are or in what condition you are in. The contact is so vital and so important that the piece of crap angel, whose throat I want to kick in and whose eyes I want to gouge out, is working overtime to throw up roadblocks. Because the very last thing he wants to see is the battered Christian get up and take up his or her sword and fight back. Because what dwells in us is greater than his sorry backside.

Sometimes we get hit with multiple things that take us down. It’s hard, I know, but you got to, must, keep moving forward…even if it is only in your mind; on your knees. All this means there is a spiritual battle taking place that you cannot see. (In other words, angels are battling over you much the same as in Daniel 10 where the demon was trying to keep the angel from delivery an important message to Daniel and he had to call upon another, the angel Michael, to sort things out.) Same with my son, David, who is suffering so much right now, it’s a miracle he is still with us and I am so grateful for that. But there is a spiritual battle going on around him that he doesn’t see. He keeps moving forward. Today David told me to praise God. To praise God takes us out of ourselves and puts our minds on eternity, which is where it belongs. But sometimes it is hard to do when we’re in a pit. Do it anyway.

It’s important to listen to each other because we need each other. We cannot allow that devil to get a foothold in anyone’s life. Things will get so rough, you’ll get plowed under if you are not prepared.

Don’t allow petty distractions to get in the way of your time with God, no matter what it is. If you have a long to-do list, cut it down because none of it means anything if it stands in the way of your time with God. I don’t care what someone else thinks. Oftentimes people load themselves up just to prove to others that they are doing something of worth, to get someone else’s approval because everyone else is doing it. Well, maybe that’s NOT what God wants you to do. And you realize all too late you’ve been spinning your wheels in the sand.

I think this prepper post has to continue on to part II because I don’t want to make this too long. Plus there are so many facets to this, I can’t cover it all in one post. As for the armor, go to Him. He puts His armor on you. Since when did we ever do anything apart from God?

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What Is THIS?

I know it’s a big trend right now to illustrate one’s Bible. At first it seemed women were drawing things in the margins of journaling Bibles and coloring them in. Certain Christian companies, like Dayspring and LifeWay are making big bucks on selling kits which have all sorts of things in them besides paints, colored pencils and stickers.

Personally, for me, I don’t color in my Bible. I use the margins for notes and either a Hebrew or Greek word for an English word in the verse plus the exact meaning. I don’t view the Bible as a coloring book. But that’s me.

However…I got an email which was advertising more Bible illustrations but this one really made my eyes fly out of my head.

Painted right over an entire page in Psalms

As you can see the entire page is gone. I dragged this file into Photoshop to blow it up to make sure I was really seeing a painted over page with writing and stickers on it. Yup it was part of Psalms. In the upper right, which you can’t see, it reads “Psalm 4:4”. On the left side I could distinctly see scripture that has been painted over.

This, I think, is carrying it too far. You know, it’s the Word of God. Not the actual ink on the page is Holy but what He says certainly is! Covering up what He says is like disregarding what He says. The devil does that, too.

The Body of Christ has become WAAAAYYY too liberalized. If you think Jesus is going to allow His words to be covered up with paints and stickers you better do a deep rethink on that.

Christians are so afraid to offend the world, they’ll go along with anything. Remember that snake twirling his way around a tree long ago? Let me tell you, he’s still slithering about and he knows, really knows, how to get dumb sheep to listen to him. He knows how to illicit guilt even though the Word of God says that certain behaviors are not just outright sins but God considers them an abomination. As soon as you give him an inch, he will take miles, not just a yard. He will move his guys into the congregation to further water it down and make it about “feelings” and more “me-centered” crap. Pretty soon, you can’t recognize it anymore. But do Christians listen? No. Now they don’t have to. They’ve colored and painted away the text so they can’t see it. Out of sight….out of mind.

Just so you know…I’m on God’s side. I’m not on your side. I don’t care if I offend the world. The world is not my Lord and Savior. Jesus is. The Body of Christ needs to get smacked into reality and wake up before its too late. Keep in mind: Jesus is returning with a sword and a rod of iron and He means business.

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The Broken Brain

I just finished watching an eight part series online called The Broken Brain. What got me interested in it was the host doctor’s own experience with a broken brain. Dr. Mark Hyman spoke about how healthy he was at one point in his life. He had a razor sharp memory, led a very active lifestyle, had biked many miles and had a very full life. Then, suddenly everything went down hill. He had really bad fatigue, brain fog so bad that he could not remember what he was trying to say when he started a sentence. It led to depression, feeling hopeless and most likely confused as to what was going on in his body. He went to numerous doctors but none could find out what was really causing all this until he went to a doctor who specialized in alternative, natural medicine.

That doctor found out what the problem was by testing for toxins. The problem was mercury poisoning. Dr. Hyman spent years overseas in China and I think he mentioned Japan. Plus he ate a lot of tuna. So it was all the fish he ate that caused it. The level of toxicity was off the charts in his body and brain. It was a long process of detoxing his body to get rid of it and now he specializes in functional medicine which gets to the root cause of illness and not just throwing a bunch of pills at the patient, which are toxic in themselves.

There was so much material on this series that I could not possibly tell you everything I learned. But I can tell you some things that may help you or others. First of all, everyone knows that processed food has caused quite a bit of havoc with the body and the brain. GMOs and excessive sugar, white flours, white pasta, food sensitivities as well as allergies have been doing a number on all of us to one extent or another. And our children suffer from bad food, too. ADHD is on the rise and maybe it is time for parents to correct what their child eats. Throw out all that heavy sugared items and processed garbage that is not food.

The human brain is an amazing organ. I am in awe of God and His creation and how intricate the brain is. (It was amazing, listening to all these doctors and health professionals during this Broken Brain series who revealed all the wonderful things of the brain, yet think we evolved from whatever life form: pond scum, apes, E.T., whatever.)

It was also amazing to hear how many of the things that plague mankind can be fixed with…diet. Yes, the food you eat has a powerful effect on your health. You have to think of food as not just something to fill your stomach but fuel for the body in which the nutrients in the food item (mostly plant sources because that is exactly how God created it and meant it to be. See Genesis 2:9) Food is information for the body to be replenished as it takes from the food item what it needs to function. Every cell in your body is communicating with other cells. God is amazing. Your body does not know what to do with preservatives and chemicals from processed fake food. It gets stored as fat and/or attacks the body and mind as a toxin. Obesity is rampant.

You would be surprised to hear how these doctors talked about how many things that plague us can be reversed through proper food. Yes, even conditions such as Alzheimer’s, autism, cancer, and many more. Yes, cancer. One doctor spoke about how the blood from a very healthy body was dropped on cancer cells in a laboratory and the cancer cells died. Why did they die? Because that person’s body that the blood came from was very healthy and had antibodies that killed the cancer.

Contrary to popular opinion we need to have healthy fats in our diet. Those fats would be extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, seeds and nuts. The brain thrives on it. What the brain does not need is vegetable oil and lard for cooking. Those items are highly inflammatory. In fact, disease and other maladies can be classified as inflammation in the body. What you need is an anti-inflammatory diet consisting of fresh, organic vegetables and fruits, good fats and oils. Stay away from gluten, if you are sensitive to it. But they really recommended staying away from it if you have any thyroid problem like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, or Hashimoto’s because gluten attacks the thyroid.

I have a few sensitivities that include gluten, dairy, some nightshades like hot peppers, and (believe it or not) some gluten free breads. I had read not too long ago that even if the food item says it is gluten free it does not mean it is healthy. It’s possible that the other plant source for the gluten free bread or pasta has been sprayed with insecticides and a person can be allergic to that. I think that is what has happened with me. I had some gluten free bread with my dinner and now I’m sneezing my head off and blowing my nose a million times. Oh, I had zucchini that I spiralized into zoodles, mushrooms, tomatoes, onion, garlic and fresh basil. I also made my own vegan grated cheese to put on it. (It was made from cashews, nutritional yeast, salt and garlic powder.)

This post is getting very long. I will give you the link to the Broken Brain series if you want to own it. http://brokenbrain.com/order/v1.php?utm_expid=162456481-6.I0BOW0E4QAGhnirSOSYmhg.1&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fbrokenbrain.com%2F08-ultramind2%2F

You can also subscribe to Dr. Hyman’s newsletter if you go to his site. http://drhyman.com/

It is so important to have a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy, staying away from processed food, exercise (because its important for brain health), stress management, social contact (NO, not Facebook. But face to face contact.) One of the important things you can ask your doctor is WHY. Why is this happening? You have to get to the root cause of why you are sick, not have pills thrown at them and sent on their way. Fire that doctor if that is what you have.

Forgive me if all this sounds like rambling. It is really hard to capsulize all that material. I’m in the process of correcting my own health issues, too. Trial and error. I did discover something that made a difference with me. I had bought a new food processor because a piece of the lid on my old processor broke and if I want to use it, I have to hold down the lid. Well, anyway, I was able to get a Ninja food processor with a veg spiralizer attachment for a really good price so I bought it; although the processor bowl is rather small compared to other processors. But I only paid $56 for it with several coupons at Kohl’s and you can’t beat that price with a stick! (when I win a lottery I will buy my dream machine which is a Vitamix!) Anyway, yesterday morning I decided to make a smoothie with mainly green vegetables. I put torn up kale leaves, parsley, celery and a few chunks of frozen banana into the processor and turned it on. I did add liquid minerals and a scoop of Vega One vegan protein powder to it. Well I noticed that a short time after I drank it, I started feeling better. I was feeling wiped out prior because I had a bout of insomnia that left me feeling like 20 miles of bad road. So I did the same today and will continue to do that because I noticed that when I have mainly greens, I feel better. It might be just my body, but I’m sticking with it. I might have it a couple of times during the day if I am ambitious. We’ll see how it goes.

Anyway, this is gotten really long. God bless you all.

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Rule of Mob Instead of Rule of Law

First: let me state that I do NOT belong to any political party. (for those who want to lump me into one, forget it!)

It has become increasingly apparent that humanity is taking a nose dive into the toilet of aberrant, violent behavior. It boggles my mind at how violent and hateful some people have become. When a tragedy strikes, such as a black man killed by a white police officer, the public take to the streets in mobs and set fire to businesses, loot stores and fight anyone within arms length. Even if the grieving family denounces the violence, the mob rages on. I’m horrified at seeing some innocent person’s business go up in flames or having their windows smashed and the perpetrators making off with merchandise clearly not their own. I think it’s all just an excuse to steal. I could never imagine torching someone’s home or business over some injustice that had nothing to do with me personally. (Well, I’m a Christian so I would not do it at all even if it did have to do with me.) It does not matter to them that they are clearly breaking the law. It’s like they feel they are entitled to do that. The police officer will be tried in a court of law if the victim of the shooting had been unarmed and had no weapon whatsoever was found on him. I’m not going to get into a discussion about that because that’s not the point of this blog post.

Hatred has reached epidemic proportions and it seems that it has spun out of control. Long ago, a person could have a different point of view and express it in a conversation, calmly, without being called a Nazi, a fascist, a hater and whatever else they can be tagged with. It’s not a matter of who is right and who is wrong. It’s a matter of who is a Democrat and who is a Republican, who is liberal and who is conservative. If you have a different point of view now, expect to get physically attacked. It’s the rule of mob, not the rule of law. It’s like a different point of view means you can get killed because you don’t go along with the group-think. I’ve never seen such insanity in all the years I’ve been on this planet. It’s like western society has gone mad. No one has the right to kill another person because you don’t like the way they think! To plot violence makes you no different than the one you think is wrong. The hate you are spewing is no different than the person you call a hater.

There have been instances where there were people protesting peacefully and not destroying anything when suddenly a group comes upon them, claiming to be on the same side but unleashing violent, aberrant behavior. The police come and now the peaceful protesters are lumped in with the hateful, violent mob.

I don’t even like seeing the news anymore because it’s beyond outrageous and I don’t know how much of it is the truth. It’s probably a grain of truth wrapped in a big, fat lie. You can no longer believe what you want to believe without someone saying they are offended and start to attack you. In other parts of the world, Christians are being horrifically persecuted and are running for their lives from evil like ISIS. These are just peaceful people who want to just make a living and take care of their families. But because they believe in Jesus Christ they are a target for annihilation. Sooner or late it will be happening in the United States and other free countries because of the rule of mob.

It would not surprise me if there were groups that were plotting and instigating violence for the sake of violence and not for any ideology. They do it just to bring about anarchy. Other hate groups like the KKK and the Neo-Nazis take to the streets and cause violence just by their presence. They stand for hate of their fellow man in the most despicable way.

It is going to escalate and get worse. “The way of peace they have not known” Romans 3:17 and Isaiah 59: 8- “The way of peace they know not, and there is no judgement in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever shall go therein shall not know peace.” I believe most people just want to live quiet lives and enjoy their families and friends. I hope they are in the majority no matter what the media spins on any given day.

Christians belong to God and their allegiance is not here but to the Kingdom of God. We, who are very serious about our calling, live by a much higher code of ethics than others. We hate to bring dishonor to the One we call Lord. Yes, there are Christians that have fallen to the wayside and have allowed their sin to rule them instead of the Holy Spirit. They have to repent and return to the Cross. To someone who is not a believer this all sounds weird to them and they don’t understand it because they don’t have the mind to understand it.
There are Christians who have compromised their beliefs in favor of public opinion and because they are afraid to stand up for the truth. They fear the opinions of others over the opinion of God. I pray they come to their senses before it is too late.

But what about the rest of humanity? It will still spiral out of control and lawlessness will abound. There will be some who come to the Truth and turn to God because He is the only One who can save you. Even if I was shot for what I believe, I am still bound to Jesus and not because I have some special strength on my own but because it is His will that I stay with Him. He makes it possible. I am very thankful for that, too. I could not live without Him.

And Jesus is not some guy like Buddha or Gandhi. Jesus is another life source entirely which is why when some of the prophets and the Apostle John had seen Him as He really is, they fainted. Ezekiel could not talk for a week after his encounter because of what he had seen. Jesus is NOT an angel, either, as some have erroneously said. He is God, just as the Father is God and the Holy Spirit. He doesn’t just have power, He is Power. He doesn’t just love but is Love, which is why our Father sacrificed His son so that we may never be separated from Him again. Jesus would rather die than live without us. We owe Him our lives and He is a wonderful Savior I wish the rest of the world would come to know. No one loves like He does. Which is why He is going to return before we blow ourselves out of existence and all the world will see Him in all His glory and peace will reign.

I pray that those of you out there who have not turned to Christ, will do so and all the angels in Heaven will rejoice. I would like to see you live and not die a permanent death but be resurrected to glory in Jesus Christ.

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When Cow Chips Hit The Fan

Many are currently watching Hurricane Irma as it barrels toward Florida as a category 5 hurricane. It’s already demolished several islands in its path. This comes on the tail of Hurricane Harvey which beat the crap out of Houston and several other cities. It devastated Houston and what I didn’t know was it also caused havoc with the refineries on the coast. I had no idea there were so many refineries, included a chemical plant in another town that blew up a few times because the power failure caused the refrigeration to shut off. Refrigeration was needed to keep the chemicals stable. The emergency crew had to be evacuated before the explosions occurred sending black smoke into the air. Well, they said the smoke was not toxic but one police officer was sent to the hospital after accidentally inhaling the fumes. Sounds toxic to me.

It definitely seems like the world has gone mad with some of the recent clashes between groups of opposing views, although I have no sympathy for Neo-Nazis. I also noticed, and this was no surprise at all and, in fact, I was waiting for it, of the increase in thyroid cancer in women in the United States. This was reported by AARP news. One of the first places radiation likes to attack is the thyroid gland and women are more susceptible.

Fukushima is still dumping radioactive material into the Pacific Ocean and into the air. That situation is continually ongoing.

And speaking of anything nuclear, we have North Korea with the maniac-at-large running that country. I know many are poo-pooing the threats Kim Jong Un is making but I have been thinking about it recently and it does seem odd since nuclear power has been around since WWII. India set one off years ago. Having been around a long time and seen historic events come and go, I find it odd that North Korea is suddenly going off the wall with threats of war and shooting thermonuclear bombs our way. For those who don’t know, we are still at war, technically, with North Korea because there was NO peace treaty when the Korean War ended on July 27, 1953. There was only a truce. What occurred to me late last night…or rather the wee hours of Wednesday morning since I was suffering from insomnia, was that North Korea wasn’t in this alone. Yes, I know China would back N. Korea if we attacked it. But it’s not that. I had this odd feeling that Kim was being backed by some other power; like there was a silent partner in all this which would explain his outrageous arrogance. (Not that he needed much prodding. The guy is a psychopath if there ever was one.)But that is just me musing at some wee hour about it.

Another thing was mentioned in main stream news (MSN. But that news story, and there were several, have all disappeared from the Web except for a recent report from guy lying through his teeth to convince the public that N. Korea has no nuclear devices.) that Kim could take out a chunk of the U.S. power grid with an EMP blast by detonating a hydrogen bomb high in the atmosphere. I had read of this previously on Mike Adam’s Natural News. http://www.naturalnews.com/044731_EMP_weapon_North_Korea_American_infrastructure.html
Previous times North Korea sent missiles up but they did not reach our shores or that of Japan was not an entire failure if you consider that they were really testing to see if they could reach the proper altitude with the weapon. http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-11-three-myths-youre-being-told-about-north-koreas-ballistic-missile-tests-that-you-need-to-understand.html

It began to dawn on me how the United States, the most powerful nation on the planet, can be taken down with a couple of category 5 hurricanes, an EMP attack and….here’s the cherry on the frappe…the Yellowstone Caldera. For those who don’t know, there is a massive volcano under Yellowstone National Park. It’s huge and covers a good chunk of the central U.S. I had read that if it were to blow there is enough magma to fill the Grand Canyon eleven times!! It would be devastation beyond our wildest imaginations. The only reason I am mentioning it is that there have been an unusually high number of earthquakes in the caldera region. Like 1,000 in one month. http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-21-nasa-may-accidentally-set-off-the-yellowstone-supervolcano-in-a-risky-effort-to-prevent-it-from-blowing.html
All this makes one pause. It is very possible events, like the ones described above, could all happen together and it would set the stage for worse things. A perfect storm.I can conjecture that if the U.S. had its chronometers wiped clean (from one of the Star Trek movies. I think it was “The Undiscovered Country.”), that would immediately leave Israel defenseless and guess what the enemies of Israel will be cuing up to do? Israel plays a huge role in end time prophecy since Jesus will return and set His feet upon the Mount of Olives with a vast army of every angel in Heaven plus all the saints. And the Bible prophesied that Jerusalem would be surrounded just before Christ returns.

So, just keep all this in mind as you go about your daily lives. Things will happen very rapidly. We just need the Antichrist to step out of the shadows from wherever he is currently lurking or slithering.

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I had written about this subject back in 2012 but things have gotten worse over the past five years so I decided to review the subject again. I will have some of the post from 2012 here plus some new material. Because there is such apostasy and heretical compromise within the Body of Christ, it really needs to be addressed. People have become more consumed with social networking and the mire of this world more than they are of Christ. There is laxness and compromise among Christians with the ways of this world. If we all don’t wake up soon, God will clean house. He will separate the wheat from the chaff. But first, let’s take a look at the original post.

What are Tares? Jesus spoke of tares but no one has really investigated it. If Jesus mentions something then it is important to pay attention.

Tares are also called darnel wheat, depending on the translation. In Matthew 13:25 Jesus tells the story of a man who sowed good seeds in his field and while everyone slept the enemy came along and sowed tares. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads so did the darnel appear. The servants of the man who sowed the good seed asked if he wanted them to pull out the darnel or tares which he said the enemy sowed. He said not to because the good wheat would get pulled out, too.

Jesus’ disciples later ask Jesus to explain the parable. He tells them that the one who sowed the good seed is Himself and the seeds are us, the sons and daughters of the Kingdom. The darnel wheat are the offspring of the evil one. He tells them how His angels are going to sort out the real wheat from the darnel wheat and throw the darnel into the fire.

What is the difference between darnel wheat and real wheat? Darnel wheat is a type of rye. The seed or fruit of the darnel wheat is not like the seed of real wheat. (“You shall know them by their fruit.”) They look exactly alike but only on the inside are they different. On the inside, they are corrupted. When darnel matures, then you see the difference.
In John 8:44 Jesus condemned the religious leaders of the day and tells them, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire.” So the religious leaders of the day back in Jesus’ time are an example of darnel wheat.

Okay now we come down to it. If the tares or darnel wheat are growing alongside the chosen of God, then it means that they are right there with us, blending in.

They are there to poison the flock and to defile the Body of Christ. And if one of them is disguised as a “minister of light” all the better because he has the potential to affect many. We live in very dangerous times. Darnel wheat is poisonous, too. It has a soporific poison. Soporific means to cause sleep, much like ten virgins that slept (Matt. 25). What lulled them? What darnel wheat were they partaking of that lulled them to sleep? Five woke up and trimmed their lamps while the others still dozed. Five realized they were in danger and got their act together. We live in extremely dangerous times and I cannot emphasize that enough.

If God says something is an abomination to Him and He wants us not to partake in it, why on earth are some Christians compromising themselves, wanting to be “politically correct” by accepting that which God says not to? They are afraid of the opinions of others in the world more than they are afraid of God.

Not too long ago, I was sitting with my son, David, in a Christian bookstore. Being a pastor he has access to more resource material than I am. He said to me that there are Christians who will accept the mark of the beast rather than suffer persecution. That is within this society because other devout Christians in other countries are suffering great persecution and being decapitated, raped and killed in the name of Jesus. His statement alarmed me because I then realized that the condition of the church was much worse than I thought. God is standing by watching this. They know better but still want to play in the mud, like errant children gone astray. Yet, at the same time, put on the cloak of respectability in front of others. Yes, we have all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. We must go to God in sincere repentance and want to change. It is never too late to get on track. Maybe this is where the Daniel Prayer becomes the most effective. Daniel was not just praying for himself but the entire nation of Israel. We, as Christians, need to be praying for the entire Body of Christ to wake up before it is too late. Yes, we also need to pray for those not converted but our first priority is our own brothers and sisters in the faith. Those who have been duped by satan and made weak must turn from their ways and seek God again.

We need a huge spiritual revival in this country and in any country in the free world. Put on the whole armor of God and take a stand. This is my prayer for my brethren; that they wake up, kick the devil out of their lives and become a fierce and unstoppable army in the Hands of our Almighty God. Then the Gospel of Jesus Christ will go forth like a wild fire; the likes of which would make the apostles stand up and cheer. Amen!

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