Gods people at a Precipice of Faith – must let God’s Spirit retrain their thinking

By Dennis Petersen

At this Christmas season, spiritually sensitive disciples of Jesus Christ are very aware that we are rushing toward a precipice at the close of another chapter of God’s dealing with human kind.

Do you remember the chapter that closed when Moses led Egypt’s recently released slave nation of 2+ million descendants of Abraham right to the edge of the Red Sea? They absolutely depended on a miracle to save them from annihilation. They were at a precipice. And after seeing many amazing divine provisions of protection and survival, God gave them a miraculous way of salvation that required them to step out into an historic deliverance.

Remember another chapter that closed with another precipice when Queen Esther was encouraged to boldly intercede to her King on behalf of her fellow Israelites? Her courage paved the way for another deliverance. It was one that required God’s people to prepare themselves for self-defense so they would not be obliterated by what seemed to be an impossible edict of the king.

Listen to what God’s Spirit says in the words of Jesus that brings us to remember one of the most well-known precipices in history.  See Luke 17.

26 “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 “They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 “Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 “but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 “Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”

There have been a number of crisis closing chapters in God’s dealing with mankind in His world. We’re talking about the complete created world that belongs to God. I’m not talking about the domains of darkness in this present “age” that are under Satan’s deception.  God’s “ways” typically bring men to a precipice.  That precipice always reveals the power of God that can not be constructed by any well-intended human action.

1 Corinthians 2:14 tells us: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

The intellectually influential and powerful elitists of our secular world gloat over their anticipation of a socialist utopia. They boast of the ‘global reset’ they have planned. The almighty God laughs in mockery at their diabolical plans. He is about to release the greatest outpouring of His merciful grace and spirit of repentance and awakening ever seen on earth. He will show Himself sovereign to the utter dismay of the idolatrous false gods of this world’s kingdoms and their wicked human leaders who have refused to receive the love of the truth.

Read about Spiritual Wisdom in 1 Corinthians 2

6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

9 But as it is written: ​​“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, ​​Nor have entered into the heart of man​​The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” [see Isaiah 64:4. “For since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, Who acts for the one who waits for Him”].

​10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.

13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, (he evaluates, he discerns, he understands) yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16 For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

When Paul speaks of “we” who “also speak” and “we” who “have the mind of Christ,” he’s talking about himself and the apostles.  Their divinely revelatory doctrine was being revealed openly to all who would receive “the Spirit of God.”  The natural man will never receive that revelation. The natural man is ruled by his natural mind that has been trained all their lifetimes by naturally, carnally-minded people who have no fear of God. If we are to even remotely grasp – to receive and whole-heartedly agree and publicly say “amen” to the wisdom of God – we’re going to have to come to a precipice of faith.  Whose word will we believe and rely on? Are we going to demand natural human understanding before we step out on the water with our eyes fixed on Jesus?

A Precipice of Faith for Americans 80 years ago

Just before Christmas in 1941, almost 80 years ago, our parents and grandparents were stunned with their whole world being brought to a precipice. Pearl Harbor had been bombed. Thousands of young men died unexpectedly. War became painfully real. For the most part, our society had not felt that kind of pain until 9-11…. And NOW.

The editor of World Net Daily (WND.com) is David Kupelian.  His subscribers received his recent email, outlining the precipice we are at in America at the end of 2020.
 
“It’s a poignant time for us as Americans. We’re approaching Christmas, one of the most joyous times of the year – and yet our great country is closer to a state of war between its own citizens than at any time since the Civil War.

Why is that?

Because leaders of the Democratic Party – when they’re not busy canceling Thanksgiving and Christmas, driving our children to suicide by forcing them to isolate at home, championing abortion up to the moment of birth and insisting there are dozens and dozens of brand-new genders – have spent months busily scheming, encouraging and enabling massive voter fraud of every imaginable sort. As a result, we are saddled with one of the most spectacularly crooked elections in American history.



This in turn is setting Americans up for one of two disastrous futures:

One, “President Elect” Joe Biden takes office and the nation profoundly splits in two because 74 million outraged Trump voters know full well that the Democrats stole the election from them, that the senile and corrupt Biden is not the legitimate president, and that he and Kamala Harris will destroy America with their party’s clinically insane policies.

Two, by some late-breaking miracle, Donald Trump dramatically ends up in the White House for a second term, and about the same number of Biden voters conclude that Trump – whom they are constantly assured by the media is exactly like Adolf Hitler – stole the election from them and will now destroy their country. (And remember, many Biden voters were quite prone to rioting and burning down the nation even before the election.)

That’s a very good recipe for civil war – or at least for a disastrously divided, dysfunctional, angry and unhappy nation wracked by endless political violence.

So what to do?

First, regardless of who ends up as president, if Americans become convinced their nation’s elections are just a cynical charade and that their votes mean nothing because some hidden corrupt elites are elevating to power whomever they choose, America is finished. Period.

Therefore, the main order of business – even at this very late date – remains exposing the massive voter fraud and hopefully transforming what was a monumentally rigged election into a fair one, and in the process restoring integrity to our nation’s electoral system.

But wait. We’re still told by CNN, the New York Times and the rest of the establishment media that there is no widespread voter fraud. It’s all just a racist Republican conspiracy theory, you see. Even when Trump himself tweets about obvious fraud, backed up by eyewitnesses and hundreds of pages of sworn affidavits, Twitter slaps a warning on the president’s message, saying: “Voter fraud of any kind is exceedingly rare in the U.S., election experts confirm.”

Oh, right. Apparently Twitter’s “election experts” are unaware of the Mount Everest-sized pile of evidence of voter fraud – from the sudden surge of 20,000 mail-in votes magically appearing for Joe Biden in Fulton County, Georgia in the wee hours of Nov. 5, to the computer “glitch” in Michigan that mistakenly credited 6,000 Republican votes to Democrats, to the middle-of-the-night vote dumps in other battleground cities that were overwhelmingly for Biden (including a tranche of 23,377 ballots in Pennsylvania, all for Biden – virtually a statistical impossibility), to the illegal locking out of Republican poll-watchers and the papering over of windows in Philly so no one could monitor the vote counting, to overwhelming evidence that Dominion voting machines have been used to illegally switch large numbers of votes from Trump to Biden – and many, many other examples.

But now let’s take one step back and acknowledge that what led us into this terrible vote-fraud situation was yet ANOTHER massive fraud – one every bit as evil, corrosive and ruinous as election fraud: I’m talking about America’s fraudulent news media. Only today’s Pravda-like press could have enabled someone like Joe Biden – disintegrating mentally, wrong on every issue, lying continually, and as recent evidence proves, one of the most spectacularly corrupt politicians in modern U.S. history – to become the Democratic candidate and very likely the next president.

As Tucker Carlson recently commented: “When the smoke clears from this election, there’ll be a massive realignment in the media, no matter who wins. Because they showed who they are. And it’s so unappealing, it’s so far from journalism, that it can’t continue.”

That’s right. No matter how this election disaster ends, the media landscape will be forever changed. Most so-called “mainstream journalists” have disgraced themselves beyond repair, having proven they are no better – and no different – than Pravda, the pretend “newspaper of record” in the former Soviet Union that was actually just a craven, lying, servile propaganda mill for that totalitarian regime’s ruling elite.

Thus, whatever the future holds, Americans are going to need, more than ever before, a moral, courageous and TRUTHFUL “free press” to help everyone navigate what promises to be a tumultuous, dangerous and unpredictable era ahead.

World Net Daily fully intends to remain a key part of America’s truth-proclaiming free press in the days, months and years to come. Indeed, our motto since 1997 – long before most of the rest of the online media pack even existed – has been “A Free Press for a Free People.”

I’m telling you about this for good reason. People who love the truth and desire to reclaim their God-given legacy of being light in a dark world should do everything in their power to support and learn from truth tellers like WND.com.

In a stunning report on NaturalNews.com about the announcement from the Epoch Times (at https://www.distributednews.com/481650.html) you will see why all Christians trapped in the habit of MSM’s daily propaganda feed need to switch to trustworthy news sources like NTD and Black Conservative Patriot. Begin by watching the documentary about stealing the election by Epoch Times Chief Investigative Reporter Joshua Phillip at   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WExMnjVKu44&t=28s   or at https://www.brighteon.com/18ac36ef-7214-4725-9676-4a93bb22e0dd

It is currently available at YouTube here.

My heart resonated with a message I recently received from one of my favorite mentors, Pastor Lance Wallnau. He reminded me of my very favorite Christmas carol, “O Holy Night.” One particular line of the lyrics summarizes 2020 while reminding us of the true meaning of this season. You probably know the four short words in the last stanza:

“O holy night, the stars are brightly shining. It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, ‘Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,”

THE WEARY WORLD REJOICES…

Now, more than ever, our world is weary.  We all need to find a reason to REJOICE. Many of the people around us are overwhelmed and anxious. For many, the future is uncertain. They struggle with fear and heaviness.

But even in the midst of a weary world, God has given you and me the ability to exercise our divine responsibility… We can bring this weary world – a “thrill of hope.”

And this “thrill of hope” is Jesus and what Heaven is doing right now!

If you know Jesus is your Master as well as your Creator, then you are not captive to this weary world. You were transferred from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light when you were born again through the agency of His Holy Spirit, calling and choosing you to be His child. You are IN this weary world, but you are no longer OF this weary world. You were born from above. Your life is hidden in Christ in God. And when He appears, you shall appear with Him! Your “blessed hope” is more than a religion; it is a person.

JESUS REALLY IS COMING BACK in His Church before He returns for His Church!

“For unto us a child is born, unto us, a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6.

Over the years, I’ve sung “O Holy Night” countless times. But this year, it serves as a prophetic reminder of our role as Ambassadors of the government of Heaven – a kingdom carrying earth’s ultimate HOPE.

The trials we face today are real. The suffering we experience is real. But the hope we find in Jesus Christ is also real – and unlike the things of this world, it’s independent of this present age (or world’s system) … It is eternal.

I Thessalonians 4:13 reminds us that as believers, we “do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope” We know that the sorrows and tribulations of this world will one day pass away. Still, we not only have the promise of eternity with our Savior, we have the promise now that says, “I AM WITH YOU.”

There is a thrill of hope, my dear friend, and it lands us right now in the middle of an unshakable kingdom. The kingdom is the realm of a new King named Jesus… and that is what we celebrate this Christmas. Jesus is our hope, and hope is a part of the armor each of us is to put on.

The Apostle Paul compared hope to a helmet (1 Thes. 5:8). The “helmet of hope” covers your thought life. Since “faith is the substance of things hoped for,” (Hebrews 11:1) we know that if the devil gets your hope, he gets to short circuit your faith. Faith is the substance maker of your hope. That’s why you must guard your thought life. Remember that the return of Jesus is called “the blessed HOPE” for a reason.

Jesus told His disciples that the Spirit of God is “with you and shall be IN YOU.” We know that God is both with us, living inside us and returning for us to physically rule the earth. As Jesus ascended, the angel told the disciples, “This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11

This Christmas, I want to encourage you to keep that helmet of hope secure. God has a blueprint for your life. His profound presence in your life will grow stronger as the day of His appearing draws closer.

The Ekklesia – the Church – is you and me. We’ve been given powerful keys of authority to bind and to loose the power and purposes of God right here on earth. They’re called “the keys of the kingdom.” These keys are the tools we use to fulfill Jesus’s prayer, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Luke 11:2).” But like Noah, we can’t make other people get into the ark. We have an ark! The ark is the promise that “you and your household will be saved.” You have authority over your own life and your own house. Be the prophet to your house! Bring it under the dominion of HOPE.

This Christmas – and throughout the coming New Year – let’s be one united voice of hope. Let us function as a community, a fellowship. Let’s host the presence of God by praying together and declaring God’s salvation to a weary world. Their desperate need is for a living hope and a very present, powerful Savior. May He be witnessed in your life.

Please go to our website Reclaim Your Legacy dot com. See the compelling insight from the Epoch Times’ editorial board. The actions that God’s choice for our nation’s leaders must take now will mean a precipice of faith for our immediate future.

Pastor Dutch Sheets recently shared a prophetic insight given by Pastor Kent Christmas. He said: “What you have been watching in the media is the spirit of that woman Jezebel trying to replace the woman called the church in the earth. But the voice of the church in this hour are my prophets, and they will not be silenced. And the word of the Lord that I have released in this hour – though it looks impossible says God, it will come to pass. All that I have declared to you, it will not come to pass by the power of men, it will not come through politics or law or even the Supreme Court, says the Lord, but it will come by the power of the Holy Ghost in this hour…”

On December 18th Pastor Dutch Sheets gave a sobering and hope-filled exhortation to today’s Ekklesia.

Let’s go back to Elijah anointing Elisha, Hazael, and Jehu. They were anointed to deal with Jezebel, who was a worshiper of Baal. She supported many prophets of Baal and killed prophets of Yahweh. But as she primped in front of her mirror and mocked Holy Spirit, Elisha was prophesying and Jehu was on the move. Her days were numbered, just as the days of that spirit are numbered in America today. God will not tolerate her, nor can we. We must pull her down, in the spirit.

We must be bold, prophesying our nation’s future as God has ordained it. WE must decide and decree what the future of America looks like, not allow the “prophets of Baal”—the Godless left, the media, and other haters of God – to do so. We must declare, like Samuel Adams at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, “We have this day restored the Sovereign, to whom alone men ought to be obedient. He reigns in Heaven and…From the rising to the setting sun, may His kingdom come.”

Declare, “These are the days of Elijah, Elisha, Hazael, and Jehu. These are the days Jezebel will be thrown down!”

Decree “The Ekklesia will no longer tolerate Jezebel in our churches or in our government! We will no longer tolerate the sacrifice of our unborn to Baal. Our children will be saved!”

Intercede for the church in America to be pure and holy.

Pray for the proper alignment of the church and government. Call for God’s influence in government, according to Isaiah 33:22, to increase over the next four years.

Decree into our government those things with which God wants to bless America—truth, justice, righteous laws, first amendment freedoms, and many other blessings.

See a recent example of NTD reporting at https://youtu.be/WExMnjVKu44.

Epoch Times Recommends use of The Insurrection Act – enabling Trump to use military help to seize the key electoral evidence in contested states to deliver transparent, accurate accounting of the vote.

The country is in dire straits, the Democrat-aligned leftist deep state put us here, and it’ll take bold, decisive leadership coupled with unconventional political warfare (and, perhaps, actual warfare) to restore it.

That’s the conclusion of The Epoch Times’ editorial board earlier this week.

“The 2020 presidential election is unlike any that came before and requires unprecedented measures to protect it, our republic, and our future,” the editorial begins.

“Both the degree and the scale of voter fraud were unprecedented. In swing states, President Donald Trump had large leads on election night. Then, late that night, counting was stopped and election observers were ushered out. And then, huge, statistically impossible vote dumps occurred, giving Joe Biden the lead,” it continued. 

Noting that this extremely unusual and highly suspect pattern of vote surges occurred only in swing states Biden needed to win (to make everything look on the level), the editorial board added that it all “points to a coordinated effort to steal the election.”

The plan no doubt involved the suspect Dominion Voting System machines which have become the center of attention after attorney Sidney Powell, with the help of forensic IT experts and eyewitnesses who developed the software used by the company, exposed how they can actually steal votes while hiding any trace of the theft.

But it’s not just the testimony regarding the machines. The editorial board pointed to “a thousand sworn affidavits by election observers and others now attest to various forms of illegal ballot harvesting and election irregularities.”

There are even reports that foreign influence may have undermined our election as well.

“Trump has said our election system was the focus of a ‘coordinated assault and siege,’” the board wrote. “As a consequence, our form of government is at risk. If an election can be won through such dishonest means as were used in 2020, then one can expect the next election to be won in the same manner. The American people will effectively lose their right to vote.”

There’s no doubt that is exactly true; if, in fact, there was a coordinated effort to steal this election, that amounts to subversion, the board argued.

And we would add another “s” word: “Sedition.”

Either way, both represent an assault on our republic that cannot and must not go unanswered.

What’s at stake, literally, is everything our founders bequeathed to us.

“[I]f the United States in effect has one-party rule, then legal changes may fundamentally alter our system,” wrote the editorial board, adding: 

The Democrats have spoken of ending the Electoral College—assuring that the predominantly Democratic big cities will elect the president—and packing the Supreme Court, to ensure that Democratic-appointed judges have the majority.

But there is even more to worry about than just these political changes, as bad and as serious as they would be.

“The United States is facing an evil force that wants to destroy our country and in fact destroy all good things in humanity,” the board wrote. “This election is the climax of the battle between freedom and communism, between good and evil.” (Related: Situation Update, Dec. 15th – Parallel electors chosen by 7 states as Trump accelerates ops to seize evidence.)

It’s also part of an attempt to re-usher in authoritarian regimes not just around the world but in the U.S. as well, the editors argued further. Like socialism. Like Communism. 

“Good and evil cannot compromise. They are like fire and ice. Giving in to evil only encourages it,” write the editors.

Trump cannot allow this because if he does — if we do — then what the deep state has pulled off will “result in a defeat for freedom everywhere.”

After noting that the corruption in the election mostly occurred on the local level and that there are only limited measures Congress could take, under certain conditions, to reconcile the wrongs, the editors note, “Trump’s destiny is to fill the breach.”

“He has taken an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution, and he has the presidential powers to do so,” they write. “The Insurrection Act enables Trump to use the military to seize the key electoral evidence in contested states and deliver a transparent, accurate accounting of the vote.

“Our system is in crisis. Trump would act to restore the rule of law,” they conclude.

Will he? And if he does, who else will stand with him?

Stay tuned to whatever Trump decides to do at Trump.news.