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Stop fearing

How do we stop fearing when everyday the enemies of God and America bombard us with alarm, dread and uneasiness? The answer is simple: Seek the Lord with all your heart.

Here is a truth: our enemies are godless. Their father is Satan and they serve him in every capacity from when they rise to when they slumber.

Some gleefully worship the father of lies; those are the ones in power. You can see the evil in their eyes and in their faces.

However, most of the lost do so by default, because they either do not know Jesus or flat-out reject Him . What they fail to understand is if Jesus is not Lord of your life , then the devil is your dictator.

Don’t take my word for it. Look at their bitter fruits.

Most everything about our enemies is corrupt or counterfeit. Since they hate God, they hate beauty and worship ugliness. Their hatred of the Heavenly Father also causes them to equate lust with love and speak lies as truth.

Instead of worshiping God ,they worship goddesses or created things such as the earth. They do not know wisdom , only foolishness. This results in group thinkers who exalt chaos and division while scorning peace and unity.

The godless wallow in lawlessness while turning the law against the law-abiding . They call Christians weak-minded for fearing an invisible God, and not fearing their alarmist predictions of climate change or killer viruses.

Look at how the godless strenuously work to mainstream such perversion as drag queen story hour. All it takes is playing on people’s sense of justice , fairness and guilt. Note also their zeal for cancel culture and censorship of those who rebuke their efforts to normalize aberrant behavior.

Censorship isn’t alien to an ideology that hates the Holy Bible, the Constitution , America as founded , godly marriage, the family, children, masculinity, patriotism and the flag. Cancel culture is also no stranger to the godless.

Cancelling someone is the equivalent of salting the earth after destroying an enemy. One’s character is assassinated with cancel culture, but so are the reputations of friends and associates of the target. As if this isn’t bad enough , the merchants of venom then destroy the ability of the victim to make a living.

Such cold, vindictive evil would shame a God-fearing person, but it’s merely a form of control for the godless. Keep in mind that control is a reaction to fear. (More about this later)

This is why the godless value an all encompassing government versus a limited government, compliance more than freedom, and libertinism over liberty.

Everything , every action, dictate or outrage that comes from the godless comes from a spirit of darkness and fear. God -fearing Christians, especially those who follow politics and engage in the culture war ,scare the godless.

Why is this so? It seems odd since the godless dominate the corporate media , Hollywood academia and globalism. Their rhetoric and arrogance give the impression of the having the upper hand. However, they hate of the light of Jesus reflected by God-fearing Christians, especially those engaged in the culture war.

For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.John 3:20 (English Standard Version)

Remember Jesus told us as the world hated Him, it will hate us. So how was Jesus sinless despite His enemies twisting His every word and looking for any excuse to kill Him? Even when Jesus drove the moneychangers from the temple , He committed no sin in His righteous anger.

Yes , Jesus was and is the Son of God . However, He walked the earth fully man and was tempted in every transgression. I believe He was able to resist because He constantly sought the Father in prayer.

How did the disciples stop fearing? They constantly sought the Lord in prayer.

We can do the same.

I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.Psalm 34:4 (ESV)

..(F)ear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.Isaiah 41:10(ESV)

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.–Romans 8:26 (ESV)

So, may we stop fearing the godless? Stop fearing whether or not they will like you or even their threats. Place your fear only in God , which is the beginning of wisdom.

In wisdom we learn we have truth with God. That same insight tells us our enemies are weak because they have neither the Lord or truth.


California: God-forsaken or a mission field?


I’m one of many Christians still living in California. I ask the question, Is California a God-forsaken place or a vast mission field?

Los Angeles

Yeah, Commiefornia, home of “LA LA Land”, “Hollyweird”, “San Franpsycho”, “Suckramento”, “Beserkly”, and the “People’s Republic of Santa Monica”. These leftist enclaves dominate California politics and have demonstrated they want nothing to do with God based on their assembly bills, propositions, and local ordinances.

California doesn’t just have a Democrat-controlled legislature, it has a wacko communist-socialist legislature that runs roughshod over a feckless and emasculated Republican Party. As a result, Cali is the embodiment of wasteful spending (bullet train to nowhere) excessive taxes, stunning homelessness, rising crime, and a crumbling education system.

Courtesy Epoch Times

Yep, the state is a leftist cauldron of madness. Corrupt authoritarians are free to indulge their inner communist with little to no opposition. Based on this reality, one would be justified saying the state is God-forsaken and certainly not a mission field.

So why would any Christian choose to stay in California? The simple answer: this is where God has placed us for now.

Grandchildren to live nearer to, out-of-state job opportunities , and retirement, these are some of the reasons my closest Christian brothers and sisters have left California. They are now living in states such Texas,Arizona and Florida.

Now I don’t fault them. In fact, I couldn’t be happier for them. I believe God has led my brethren according to His will and purposes, just as He has placed me and other God-fearing, Bible-believing Christians in California, for now

God-fearing and Bible-believing are important distinctions because when I speak of Christians, I am not referring to liberal denominations given over to doctrines of demons. I’m talking about those lovers of Christ who are ridiculed and despised because they believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God that is just as worthy now as when each book was first written.

Because these “dangerous” Christians continue to populate this state, I do not believe it is God-forsaken. God has not completely abandoned California, because He promises never to leave or forsake his people.

For the LORD will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage; for justice will return to the righteous and all the upright in heart will follow it. –Psalm 94:14-15 (English Standard Version)

God-fearing, Bible-believing Christians are the LORD’s people and His heritage. It is written that He will never abandon us and that justice will return to the righteous. This applies no matter where He has placed us, even in California.

Corrupt religious and civic officials, amoral politicians, high taxation, and the persecution of Christians have been the norm in this fallen world. Yet, the gospel of Jesus Christ changed lives then and continues to do so today.

The Christian church growth is exploding in far more hostile countries such as Iran and China and the continent of Africa. Why not California?

I believe California is a vast mission field that Christians shouldn’t write off. That the state looks insurmountable, as far as Godlessness goes, is every reason to testify about Jesus.

When is God most glorified? When the odds appear wholly in the enemy’s favor. Check out the parting of the Red Sea, the fall of Jericho, the story of David and Goliath, and the story of Gideon for some Biblical examples. For a more contemporary example, read about Israel in the Six-Day War of 1967.

Preaching the Christian gospel amid countries dominated by the hostile and murderous forces of Communism, Islam, and other pagan religions will drive even the weakest Christian to his knees in daily or even hourly fervent prayer. When a believer sees the growth of the body of Christ, despite intimidation, murder, imprisonment, and other terrorist tactics, that is a testament to the glory of God.

What’s the worse we face in California? Politicians use ordinances against us, people slandering us as bigots, severed friendships, bad press, and maybe the occasional act of vandalism. No threats of death, beatings, or imprisonment; just people hating on us. Maybe we got this if we make up our minds to step up and obey whatever God is calling us to do.

Remember, nothing can stand against the power of God carried out through the Son, Jesus. Not even the liberal leftist mecca that is California.

Califonia is not God-forsaken as long as God -fearing Christians live here. For now, this state is a vast mission field.