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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.


Take heart, God is in control

God is revealing to American Christians a government that has contempt for the foundations of America. This epiphany is ugly and downright unsettling, but take heart, God is in control.

Yes, we have a desiccated, morally bankrupt figurehead as president.And yes, the statesmen standing as a bulwark for the people are few and far between.

So why should Christians be joyful ? We take heart because God is in control.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.  And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. –Romans 8:28-30 (English Standard Version)

What the world throws at us as evil, God uses it for our greater good. He is conforming those He has called to the image of His Son. Why? God is in control.

The question then becomes, do we believe that God is sovereign, no matter the circumstances? If we have faith then why do we worry ?

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.— Phillipians 4:6-7

God commands us not to worry or be anxious about anything. We do this by taking everything in prayer and petition to the Creator. And here’s the kicker: we do this with thanksgiving!

What is thanksgiving? It is thanking God in advance for answering our prayer. In other words, we pray with the expectation that God not only hears our requests, but answers them.

When we pray in this manner, God’s peace guards our heart and minds in the supernatural power of Christ Jesus. Do you understand what this means? We have access to this power no matter the circumstances.

So when you become despondent about the evil ascending in our governments and institutions, put it to prayer. Pray your honest thoughts and feelings about the situation and for God’s will to prevail. Then expect and thank Him for answering your heartfelt prayer. Do this sincerely and often and soon your believing and non-believing friends will see Christ’s light in you.

Instead of worrying about the assaults to the rule of law, why don’t we pray for God’s justice to prevail? Instead of grumbling about the latest political outrage with your friends, why not encourage a group prayer?

God promises to protect His people even amid a world spinning out of control. Our Heavenly Father covers us in His protection (Psalm 91:4 , ESV) and He sealed us with the Holy Spirit.( 2 Cor 1:21-22 , ESV)

Nothing is happening in America, and the world, has caught God by surprise. What satan purposes for evil, God uses for our greater good. Remember to take heart, God is in control.


Be encouraged

When viewing the current state of America, with widespread political corruption, crime-ridden big cities and gender madness, discouragement is an easy default. But be encouraged: as Christians, God is working everything to our greater good (Romans 8:28).

What is our greater good? Our faith. For without faith it is impossible to please God.

Yes, things really suck in America, spiritually. WE are experiencing, in real time that when a country turns from God , it turns to doctrines of demons.

Satan is in literally in the White House, influencing the president. One of President Joe Biden’s highest paid staffers is a satanist.

We’re talking paganism here folks. This whole “your truth ” vs “my truth” arises from people thinking they are all knowing. Idolatry causes this state, whether they are worshipping a false god , a deceiving spirit ,or themselves.

Other proof of America’s regression to paganism include, tribalism, occult practices, sex trafficking of women and children and abortion. yes, I said abortion.

Have you ever wondered why pro-choice activists rabidly protect this barbaric practice? Sixty million babies…60 million, aborted since 1973 is an afterthought to these people. I believe this is because abortion is a form of child sacrifice , and other Americans are coming to this conclusion.

Artist depiction of the pagan god, Molech

Just observe the religious zeal in their eyes and the personal attacks when you challenge their protection of abortion. This goes way beyond protecting a woman’s right to choose and has everything to do with placating Molech.

Now am I saying every pro-choicer knows they are participating in a grand form of child sacrifice? No. The street level activist believes they are fighting for a righteous cause, a civil right. It’s the upper echelons that know the plan and defend the practice. They craft the propaganda that seduces the undiscerning into willing foot soldiers.

Like I said, it’s demonic. And so is the embrace of this gender chaos. What has the country come to when a child cannot vote or join the military until he or she is 18, cannot legally purchase alcohol until the age of 21, yet can make make decisions about their gender before adolescence?

Our country is descending into spiritual madness courtesy of the secularist/Marxist pawns of the principalities of darkness .

So why do I say be encouraged? Because, amid the darkness, we as Christians have a tremendous opportunity to be light. We’re light because we reflect Jesus and the brightness of our light is commensurate to our faith.

There’s that word , faith, again. Let’s discuss why if you have it, there is no need for fear or worry .

Faith is like exercising a muscle: the more you work the muscle the bigger or more defined it becomes. You can sit around and visualize yourself as muscular all you want, but until you pick up that weight or complete those pushups, you’re still that out- of -shape guy or gal.

The same goes for faith. It must be practiced.

Prayer and Bible study are part of exercising faith. If you are doing these things consistently your faith will have a solid foundation. We build our faith from this point by obedience.

Obedience means a willingness to go where God leads you even if you do not see the outcome. This is where faith comes in, a belief in things unseen as if they were.

When we walk in faith, God walks with us in our circumstances. In other words, in our successes and failures. God promises never to leave us or forsake us. We can be glad that God is doing a work in us, perfecting us. That work won’t stop until we are in with the Lord in heaven.

When we are obedient to bring the Gospel to a fallen world , or in Americans’ case, a fallen nation. Be encouraged because nothing can stop the mission.

Historically, persecution and martyrdom never stopped God’s Word. If anything, these obstacles instituted the opposite effect, causing the Gospel to flourish.

In this hour of darkness is the American Christians’ opportunity to shine brightly. God has appointed you and me for this hour.

Yes, the times appear bleak and hopeless. But take heart, when the odds appear against the church is when God does His greatest work. We only stifle His glory when we hesitate in fear.

So welcome the persecution, and remember that your life is not your own, but was ransomed by the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. Remember also that you can do all things in the name of Jesus. His name is above all others and the day will come when all will bow before Him.

I believe God is revealing the level of evil we are living under for a purpose: to show us only God can fight this battle . We are perfected when we allow Him to move through us.

Be encouraged.