Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic

There is a scourge sweeping the world we know as the opioid epidemic.  VICE news has done some eye opening videos on this issue:

Video 1

Video 2

Even President Trump has mentioned this epidemic in some of his recent speeches.  What is going on?  What brought on this epidemic?  What is the source of this scourge?  The answer can be given in one sentence:  the loss of hope.  That's it.

We have a generation of young people who look around at the world and have become so depressed by what they see, the only answer they see (within their reach) is opioids.  What this amounts to is wholesale murder of a generation.  These kids see and hear what is being preached to them by the media and society and many of them nod their heads yes to it but deep down inside their spirit, their conscience tells them it is wrong.  Many of them likely cannot put their finger on the problem.  They see the whole world marching down this road to destruction so the reasoning goes, if everybody else is doing it, and agreeing with it, it must be right...right?  Wrong.

The media has blood on its hands.  Those in government who advocate the perversions we see around us also have blood on their hands.  Here is what it boils down to:

When a society removes the God of hope from every square inch of public life, people become hopeless.  Its that simple:

Romans 15:13  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

So we know the bad news, that's what is all around us.  The good news is right here ^^^^.  There is a Spirit, who can fill you up to the point where you literally overflow with hope.  That sounds like an answer to me....Unfortunately, our enemies in high places-both spiritually and in this world have done everything in their power to remove our God and His Spirit from the eyes, ears and hearts of every living creature on earth.  Now we see the consequences of such actions.  Do the research, how many mass shootings were there before prayer was removed from the schools?  Such things were unheard of.  How many opioid epidemics were there before prayer was removed from schools?  Such things were unheard of.

We serve the God of hope, who can cause people to overflow with hope.  One would think people, especially today would be beating down doors to find out how to get this God, and get this hope.  There is no problem we face today that cannot be solved by a health dose of Jesus Christ and His Spirit:

Col 1:17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

He is before all things, that means He comes FIRST.  And in Him all things hold together which is why this world is falling apart.  Fine sounding arguments wont work.  Reasoning and logic will not work, what will work is His presence and His power.  When our God shows up with His power, everything must stand down, every problem, every dilemma, every argument, every lie, every power, everything must sit down, shut up and/or be removed.

This is the difference between people sitting in pews day after day, year after year and slowly rotting away, and those have life transforming encounters with our God.  The difference is His presence and power.  How many people have "gone to church" for decades without ever seeing a real miracle or ever experiencing the Lord's power?  Isnt there something wrong with that?  We cannot "go to church" because we are the Church.  Wherever a true believer in Jesus Christ is, there the Church is.  We are living stones

1 Peter 2:5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

We know the problem, but we also know the answer.  He is the answer.  The enemy has come to create a generation of captives, and to slay them but our God came to set those captives free

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

If the Spirit of Jesus Christ is in you, then His Spirit is in you.  If His Spirit is in you, then you are someone's answer to the hell on earth that has been unleashed against mankind.

grace and peace


Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Fall of Babylon

Look around at what is happening to America, then compare it to what the Lord said He would do to Babylon:

Jer 51:12 Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the
watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the LORD hath both devised and done that which
he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon.

13O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come,
and the measure of thy covetousness.

14The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men,
as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against thee.

We can look at both America and the west in general (specifically western Europe) and see this is exactly what the Lord has done.  Europe has been invaded by a foreign Islamic army.  They have been trying to do the same thing to America but the logistics of the invasion are more complicated by the distance from Islamic countries.  That part of the invasion is only phase 1 of the destruction.  Phase two which is simultaneous are the indigenous politicians and population who are also working for the destruction of these countries.  Merkel in Germany and those who support her are a good example of this.  This is an unprecedented in history type of event.  The people of a nation are actively working to replace themselves with foreigners.

In America we see the same exact thing playing out in a slightly different way.  This has everything to do with the immigration debate and those who support unrestricted immigration.  They could care less about the immigrants, what they care about is the dissolution of America (and the west).  Everything that America and the west stood for is being dissolved.  Who put it in the hearts of men to accomplish all this?  Our God did.

What is playing out is nothing short of the destruction of end time Babylon.  Our Lord was very clear, there is an end time Babylon just as there was an ancient Babylon.  The common factor between both ancient and end time Babylon is the spirit working through it (our enemy).

Rev 18:1And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

If you have been wondering what is happening to Europe and America, this is it.  The Lord God is carrying out His purposes just as they are written.

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  May thy kingdom come and thy will be done on earth just as it is in heaven!  His will is: Babylon destroyed.  He told us everything from the very beginning so we can understand the times we are living in.  Instead of fear, this should provide great encouragement to us who believe.  Our God is absolutely positively in 100% control of everything that is taking place in the world today.  There is no secret society, no criminal conspiracy, nor any plan of our spiritual enemy whatsoever that is hidden from Him who sees all things (our God).

Job 28:24for he views the ends of the earth
and sees everything under the heavens.

Our God has a plan for this earth and for all those who live upon it.  His plan is right on schedule.  Glory to God!

grace and peace

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Outward Manifestations

The social, political and economic problems facing this world are all symptoms, outward manifestations of the real problem.  The real problem facing this world is spiritual.  Almost everyone we see and hear around us, unfortunately including so called Church 'leaders' are telling us to engage the social, political and economic problems.  That is treating the symptoms instead of the disease.  Imagine if a patient had cancer and the only thing the doctors treated them for was a sore throat.  What would happen?  The patient would die.  So it is with this world:

Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

If Christians want to "do something" they need to forget the ways of this world and take hold of the ways of our Kingdom and PRAY.  That's right, while people are running around trying to move a bucket full of sand by focusing on politics etc, there are a few out there who believe what our God told us when He said this:

Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Through faith and prayer you can move mountains.  Getting involved in all this wordly nonsense you can move molehills.  You figure out which makes more sense....

grace and peace