The Epiphany of our life – for many today is an Exposé when finally, the lights are coming on!
Have you ever experienced an epiphany?
Besides the primary meaning of “bringing to light” as in discovering the personal realty of The Divine, Merriam Webster dictionary defines epiphany as: “a sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something, or an intuitive grasp of reality through something like an event that is usually simple and striking.” https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiphany
For some of us as Christ-followers, our memorable epiphany might be the time when we woke up to the realization that Jesus Christ truly is The Creator, “without whom nothing was made that was made.” John spelled out Jesus as “the Word,” Who declared “let there be light” in the opening verses of his gospel in the Bible.
In an age of widespread disinformation and polarized opinions, how can honest, God-fearing people ever expect to see a positive transformation in society?
There’s a strong correlation between community transformation and the humble informed action of godly people in response to truth. The observation of Isaiah’s generation in Israel parallels what we see today, but we have one big difference. He said:
“Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found. Truth stumbles in the streets, and honesty has been outlawed. Yes, truth is gone, and anyone who renounces evil is attacked. The LORD looked and was displeased to find there was no justice. He was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed. So, he himself stepped in to save them with his strong arm, and his justice sustained him.”
Can you think of times in history when victory seemed remote and defeat was all around? What is God saying to His Ekklesia – his true family of believing members of the body of Christ – in the midst of the pervasive darkness and fear that is so obvious in today’s world? One would have to be completely unaware of history and current events to not see that the challenges facing the human race today are historic. And, if you’re a child of God, following the Lord Jesus Christ as His disciple, you’d have to be spiritually asleep to not perceive that God is preparing His true church for unusually special times of living in the conscious awareness of His sovereign guidance, God-glorifying purpose and victorious destiny.
Staring in the face of lifetime bondage, does choice still exist to gain knowledge of truth?
One of America’s prominent founding fathers was medical Dr. Benjamin Rush. He gave us an important statement about his view of medical or health freedom. Commenting on Dr Rush, a late 19th century medical doctor honored the memory of this great physician, noting that he proved himself to be a great champion of medical liberty. He urged that the Constitution of the United States should not only provide for religious freedom but also for medical freedom. Dr Rush, in his 18th century manner of speaking English, conveyed the idea that “Laws restricting the practice of the healing arts to one class of physicians and denying to others equal privileges, would constitute the Bastilles of our science.”
That means such laws would be like an over-throw of honest science and replaying the relics of despotism or vestiges of monarchy as with the time of the French Revolution. He clearly thought such actions would be wholly out of place in a republic. https://wafflesatnoon.com/benjamin-rush-quote/
Have you found yourself lately asking questions like, “How can people be so stupid?” or “How can some politicians make such foolish decisions?”
Have you talked to a government-schooled 20-something lately? Ever ask them some simple questions about geography, or history or the constitution?
Do you think any of your friends might be puzzled about what could possibly be the root cause of the destruction of even God’s own chosen people?
Hosea 4:6 says in the Bible, “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.”
Do you think that observation potentially alerts us today to make choices to change the course of human events? What happens when people are steered away from ignorance and toward the knowledge of God and his laws? Over time, that naturally leads to liberty, both personal and public.
It’s been said that “Ignorant and free can never be.” For a civil society to be capable of self-government, we must not only be moral but informed. If we are not informed, we will tend to vote for the politician who promises the most. We will vote for more and bigger government …until one day …we have total government.
An uninformed electorate, whether moral or immoral, will vote itself into slavery. Only a moral, well-informed electorate will vote for people of principle — those who will limit the government to its proper role. That’s why there must be sensible qualifications for voters… like being proven citizens for starters. And the founders of America deemed that they had to have ‘skin in the game’ as property owners, in order to vote.
“Convinced that the people are the only safe depositories of their own liberty, and that they are not safe unless enlightened to a certain degree, I have looked on our present state of liberty as a short-lived possession unless the mass of the people could be informed to a certain degree.”
Thomas Jefferson to Littleton Waller Tazewell, 1805.
Jefferson said it this way: “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
When do you suppose the concept of equal rights began in human history? My friend Bill Federer, host of “The American Minute” at American minute.com researches and presents historical gems that are so relevant to what is going on in today’s world. He sent me some short articles recently that really got my attention. Why? Because they have so much to do with the need of our children’s generation to be well informed and involved according to Godly wisdom as found in the Bible.
The earliest writing known was over 4,000 years ago – Sumerian cu-ne-iform on clay tablets in what is now Iraq.
Perhaps just as old are Egyptian hieroglyphics on stone and papyrus, plus the Chinese pictographs being discovered on very ancient artifacts.
Writing was first used to keep track of what the king owned. And then, to keep record of kings’ decrees, genealogies and astronomy.
Only kings, upper classes and scribes could read. Egypt in Moses’ time had a literacy rate of less than one percent of the people.
With thousands of cuneiform and hieroglyphic characters it was difficult to learn to read. The lower classes and slaves were not allowed to learn to write. Do you suppose this enabled governments to make the illiterate masses completely dependent on them? When Kings had their people fearfully obedient to them, why would they want them to learn enough to think critically for themselves?
Pre-Civil War America experienced something similar. Southern Democrat States made it a crime to teach slaves to read.
Kings ruled by honoring and rewarding those who obeyed them, and by dishonoring and striking fear of death into those who did not.
Think about this: The first well-recorded instance in history of an entire nation ruling itself without a king was Israel when it broke away from Egypt’s Pharaoh around 1,500 BC.
When Moses came down Mount Sinai, he not only had the Law, he had it in a 22 character alphabet that was so easy to learn the entire nation could read it.
Israel coming out of Egypt, so far as history can tell us, was the first nation to develop an entirely literate population.
Not only were the children of Israel free, they could maintain their freedom because they could read.
And not only could they read the Law, they were required to because the Law was addressed to each individual citizen.
An ignorant people cannot be a free people. Intelligence is essential to liberty.
So, what enables a nation or society to be capable of self-government?
If they’re not educated in basic life skills, in history and morality, how can they understand and exercise their civic responsibilities?
Throughout history, wherever there is a king, the friends of the king are ‘more equal.’ Those who are not friends with the king are ‘less equal.’ Those who are enemies of the king are traitors to be executed for ‘treason.’
For Israel’s first four centuries there was no king. The nation was supposedly ruled by the Law. And everyone was bound to learn it, obey it, and be judged by it. The “Judges” were the representatives God raised up to lead generations who rose and fell out of favor with their God for their actions.
The Law made clear that there was no respect of persons in judgment. Rich and poor were to be treated the same. Male and female, made in the image of the Creator, were on equal footing with the law in their respective roles in society. Even the foreign born “stranger” who lived among them was under the same Law.
This began the concept of ‘equality.’ There was no royal family to give favors; no superior or inferior class; no caste system.
Israel’s divinely inspired experiment in self-government was dependent on one thing – the priests teaching the people to read the Law.
Think of it! The Law was empowered when people were taught three things: 1) there is a God who knows every thought and sees every action; 2) God wants you to be fair; and 3) God will hold you accountable in the next life.
When the priests neglected teaching the Law, everyone did what was right in their own eyes and the country fell into moral chaos.
Out of their rebellious moral chaos, Israel got a totalitarian ruler. King Saul soon killed a large number of the priests, with the notable exception of Abiathar who escaped to David.
The pattern was clear – for a country to maintain order without a king, the citizens had to be educated in moral self control because of their accountability to God.
This was understood in every community of America’s colonial era. Literacy and Bible-based morality were high priorities.
After America’s victory for independence, immigrants flooded into America. The 1787 Northwest Ordinance paved the way for westward expansion. The creation of ‘common’ schools assured cultural literacy.
Noah Webster wrote: “To exterminate our popular vices is a work of far more importance to the character and happiness of our citizens than any other improvements in our system of education.”
“If men are wretched, it is because they reject the government of God, and seek temporary good in that which certainly produces evil.”
Noah Webster published his translation of the Holy Bible, The Webster Bible, in 1833, stating:
“The Bible is the chief moral cause of all that is ‘good’, and the best corrector of all that is ‘evil’, in human society; the ‘best’ book for regulating the temporal concerns of men, and the ‘only book’ that can serve as an infallible guide to future felicity (contentment; happiness).”
In his 1834 work titled, Value of the Bible and Excellence of the Christian Religion, Noah Webster wrote:
“The Bible must be considered as the great source of all the truths by which men are to be guided in government, as well as in all social transactions.”
Noah Webster wrote in The History of the United States, 1832:
“All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”
America’s second president, John Adams, wrote: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” (John Adams, October 11, 1798.)
Our human civil rights are a gift that comes directly from our Creator. When God created man for the dominion of His created earth, He gave mankind certain unalienable rights distinct from anything the world of animals could appreciate.
When we recognize that human rights existed prior to men joining together to form governments, then we can understand that the only purpose of government is to protect these rights. The purpose of government cannot be to grant us rights that we were created to enjoy. Neither can it be to sovereignly dictate those basic natural laws and rights out of existence. That’s what makes them “unalienable.”
Our Biblically based and providentially established form of government in America is founded on this fundamental truth. If we ever abandon that fact …personally or collectively…, we, as a people, will be ultimately destined to lose the republican form of government that allows us the liberty that can only be maintained by an enlightened and moral people who know that they depend on Divine protection and provision.
A structure cannot endure if it is built on a foundation of lies.
Psalm 11:3 “if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
Just six weeks after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Harvard College’s President, Samuel Langdon, MAY 31, 1775, spoke to the Massachusetts Provincial Congress. America was still a British colony, not a sovereign nation.
“They…attempted, by a sudden march of a body of troops in the night, to seize and destroy one of our magazines, formed by the people merely for their own security… (the unwelcomed British government troops had destroyed one of the community’s bunkers for storing ammunition for local protection).
The fire began first on the side of the king’s troops… But for what?
Because they have made a noble stand for their natural and constitutional rights, in opposition to the machinations of wicked men…aiming to enslave and ruin the whole nation…”
Samuel Langdon continued:
“We must keep our eyes fixed on the supreme government of the ETERNAL KING, as directing all events, setting up or pulling down the kings of the earth at His pleasure…
That for the sins of a people God may suffer the best government to be corrupted, or entirely dissolved; and that nothing but a general reformation can give ground to hope that the public happiness will be restored…”
He was writing about England then, but think how this applies to us now. Harvard President Langdon spoke further: “The kingdom of Israel was brought to destruction, because its iniquities were full…because there remained no hope of reformation…
Their government degenerated in proportion as their vices increased, till few faithful men were left in any public offices…
…At length, when they were delivered up for seventy years into the hands of the king of Babylon, scarcely any remains of their original excellent civil polity appeared among them…”
“When a government is in its prime…virtue prevails–everything is managed with justice, prudence, and frugality…
But vice will increase with the riches and glory of an empire; and this gradually tends to corrupt the constitution, and in time bring on its dissolution.
…This may be considered not only as the natural effect of vice, but a righteous judgment of heaven, especially upon a nation which has been favored with the blessing of religion and liberty, and is guilty of undervaluing them; and eagerly going into the gratification of every lust…”
Langdon went on: “They were a sinful nation…who had forsaken the Lord; and provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger...
Their princes were rebellious against God…seizing the property of the subjects…and robbing the public treasury.
Everyone loved gifts…they were influenced in everything by bribery…they even justified and encouraged the murder of innocent persons to support their lawless power…
…And God, in righteous judgment, left them to run into all this excess of vice to their own destruction, because they had forsaken Him…
The public greatly suffered, and the people groaned, and wished for better rulers and better management.
But in vain they hoped for a change…when the spirit of religion was gone, and the infection of vice was become universal.
The whole body being so corrupted, there could be no rational prospect of any great reformation in the state, but rather of its ruin…”
Rev. Samuel Langdon continued his address to the Massachusetts Provincial Congress:
“Yet if a general reformation of religion and morals had taken place, and they had turned to God from all their sins —
if they had again recovered the true spirit of their religion, God, by the gracious interpositions of His providence, would soon have found out methods to restore the former virtue of the state, and again have given them men of wisdom and integrity…
…We have rebelled against God. We have lost the true spirit of Christianity, though we retain the outward profession and form of it.
We have neglected…the glorious Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and His holy commands and institutions…
Rev. Samuel Langdon concluded:
“Let us repent and implore the divine mercy. Let us amend our ways and our doings, reform everything that has been provoking the Most High and thus endeavor to obtain the gracious interpositions of Providence for our deliverance…
…May the Lord hear us in this day of trouble…We will rejoice in His salvation, and in the name of our God, we will set up our banners!…
Wherefore is all this evil upon us? Is it not because we have forsaken the Lord?
Can we say we are innocent of crimes against God? No, surely it becomes us to humble ourselves under His mighty hand, that He may exalt us in due time…
…If God be for us, who can be against us? The enemy has reproached us for calling on His name and professing our trust in Him. They have made a mock of our solemn fasts and every appearance of serious Christianity in the land…
May our land be purged from all its sins! Then the Lord will be our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble, and we will have no reason to be afraid, though thousands of enemies set themselves against us round about.”
That… was the spirit that emboldened the colonists to declare their independence from Britain the next year, and fight 5 years for their lives because of these convictions.
“Sometime ago I had a conversation with a Marxist economist from China. He was coming to the end of a Fulbright Fellowship here in Boston, and I asked him if he had learned anything that was surprising or unexpected. And without any hesitation he said ‘Yes, I had no idea how critical religion is to the functioning of democracy.’
‘The reason why democracy works,’ he said, ‘is not because the government was designed to oversee what everybody does. But rather democracy works because most people, most of the time, voluntarily choose to obey the law. And in your past, most Americans attended a church or synagogue every week. And they were taught there by people who they respected.’
My friend went on to say that ‘Americans followed these rules because they had come to believe that they weren’t just accountable to society, they were accountable to God.’
My Chinese friend heightened a vague but nagging concern I harbored inside that as religion loses its influence over the lives of Americans what will happen to our democracy?
Where are the institutions that are going to teach the next generation of Americans that they, too, need to voluntarily choose to obey the laws? Because if you take away religion, you cannot hire enough police.”
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
President Theodore Roosevelt, remark made at the Sorbonne in Paris The Strenuous Life, The Works of Theodore Roosevelt, Vol. 13. April 30, 1910.
Perhaps one of the most timely statements made by Benjamin Franklin for us today is this:
Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains on their own appetites—in proportion as their love to justice is above their rapacity;—in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption;—in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there is without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.
Edmund Burke, A Letter From Mr. Burke To A Member Of The National Assembly, 1791.
Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. Religion is much more necessary in the republic…than in the monarchy…How is it possible that society should escape destruction if the moral tie is not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed? And what can be done with a people who are their own masters if they are not submissive to the Deity?
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Volume I, p. 318
For a Frenchman, like Alexis de’Tocqueville, back in the early 1800s, you can understand why the concept of responsibility and accountability to a God in heaven holds sway even in just secular minds who at least acknowledge the presence of a Creator God.
The father of the American Revolution, Samuel Adams, said: “If ever (a) time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”
James Madison, our 4th president and the primary architect of the U.S. constitution, wrote a thoughtful insight: To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea, (pure fantasy)… …we do not depend on their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them.” (James Madison, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, vol 3, pp. 536-37.)
Psalm 94 gives us a question to ask…
“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” (Psalm, 94:16.)
Samuel Adams said:
The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy the gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people; … then shall we both deserve and enjoy it. While on the other hand, if we are universally vicious and debauched in our manners, though the form of our Constitution carries the face of the most exalted freedom, we shall in reality be the most abject slaves.
Samuel Adams, The Life and Public Service of Samuel Adams, 1:22-23
It’s now become apparent in our modern society just how prophetic that forecast from 2 and a half centuries ago really is. What are we individually going to do about it? What can we do about it?
Don’t miss the bonus segment of today’s program at ReclaimYourLegacy.com. Search for “informed people can be free.” Check for your favorite podcast platform and see other shows worth sharing with your friends. And while you’re there, if Holy Spirit impresses you to help us continue on this channel, I want you to know that I deeply appreciate your response to His direction in your heart. When we all do our part in the battle, our Lord gets all the glory and accomplishes His goals in His time. We take seriously that we are appointed “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).
Informed or ignorant… which will it be for you and your family… let alone your generation?
God doesn’t expect all of us to be a Jefferson, or a Franklin, or any of the genius founders of America who uniquely blended their vast knowledge of history and the ways of God into a country that has been a beacon, attracting pioneers from all parts of the world. But He does expect us to let our lights shine before men that they might see our good works and bring glory to Him (Matthew 5:16). And the number one ‘work’ we can all do is to shine the light of truth of what we do know on the darkness in those around us who have not yet received that light. As parents and grandparents particularly, I’m struck with His commission to us to do what we can’t expect others to do for us… impress God’s ways and His awesome works of what He has done, on the children He has put in our charge.
Teaching them to read is just the start. Modeling for them what to read takes never ending work… just like tending a garden. Every season of the garden of our children’s lives needs the wisdom and insight gained from the wealth contained in the Scriptures. If we’re not reading the Bible for ourselves – studying the things pertaining to the challenges of the seasons we’re going through – we won’t be equipped to help them build up their spiritual strength to identify the traps the devil has set for them along the way.
The children of Israel were able to hold on to their freedom only because they could read. But remember, their literacy alone wasn’t the key to their freedom. They could read the Torah – that we refer to as “the law.” The Torah is what established them as a new nation, a people for God’s own possession with jurisdiction over a land they could only have inherited by divine intervention. But the concept of the “law” is much broader than the dos and don’ts of moral requirements. Torah means the Ways and the teachings of God. God’s people were taught by God to read and meditate on the Word of God – the Torah – day and night (Deuteronomy 6:7). It was to be as essential as their daily food.
The Torah was addressed to each individual citizen of Israel. It wasn’t just for the priests or the military leaders – the counterparts of our pastors and elected representatives. But God’s specific direction for His divinely delivered family was dependent on one supremely important assignment – those He assigned with the role of priest were to teach the rest of their family to read the Torah.
By the way, it would be helpful for all of us to reclaim the legacy of using God’s terminology instead of the distortions that have evolved in our society because of a lack of careful teaching. What does the word ‘law’ make most of your own family think in their minds? Whatever it is, it certainly doesn’t make them think of the marvelous ways and teachings of their Creator, does it?
Every believer in God’s Messiah, Yeshua, is called ‘a priest’ in the new covenant. Just as the Torah equipped and empowered God’s people on their way to the promised land, so it empowers God’s people today when His priests do their job.
And do you remember what were the three big themes that the Torah embedded into God’s people? They’re profoundly relevant to every one of us today.
Number 1 – there is a God who knows every thought and sees every action; Number 2 – God wants you to be fair; and Number 3 – God will hold you accountable in your after-life appearance before Him.
Under Joshua’s leadership, after taking possession of the land, God prepared for them to apply the insights of His Torah to their daily life in raising up each one of the next generations. But in time… the priests neglected teaching the Torah. Eventually during the course of four centuries, God had to raise up judges in the land because everyone did what was right in their own eyes and the country fell into moral chaos.
In the chaos they begged the prophet Samuel to give them a king – a ruler – like all the pagan nations. And God used that, in His sovereign plan, to usher them through the tyranny period of Saul to the prophetically pivotal period of David and the golden period of Solomon.
And we learn from Scripture that the record of all these providentially guided generations was preserved in writing “for our instruction, so we might persevere and be encouraged to have hope in God” (that’s exactly what it says in Romans 15:4).
We wouldn’t have a clue about “unalienable” rights if we hadn’t at least heard somebody who had read about them. And we wouldn’t have that if they hadn’t read about them in the Bible.
Our concept that our government was created by our countrymen to protect those unalienable rights is known only because we, as a people, can trace its origin to the historic record of the Bible and the people of the generations leading to our nation’s birth.
And thus, we can honestly claim that the purpose of government cannot be to grant us rights that we were created by God to enjoy. If we don’t read and learn history and God’s biblical ways that guided our founding fathers, how would we be able to reason with anybody that it is not the job of our government to sovereignly dictate those basic natural laws and rights out of existence.
So, what is this fundamental truth that America is founded on?
Our government in America is Biblically based and it’s providentially established. If we fail to do everything in our power to restore that foundation to this generation it will only happen because we didn’t make the investment of our time and resources to make it a supreme priority in our reason for living.
Our liberty can only be maintained by an enlightened and moral people who know that they depend on Divine protection and provision.
Thankfully, God is raising up many good leadership voices like Reverend Samuel Langdon in 1775 saying, “We must keep our eyes fixed on the supreme government of the ETERNAL KING, as directing all events, setting up or pulling down the kings of the earth at His pleasure…”
Their public proclamation that because of the sins of a large part of our country’s population… God has allowed our extraordinary government to be corrupted. Only by His intervention with an extraordinary revival of Biblical Christ-focused repentance, can we remotely hope to prevent our nation from being entirely dissolved. As Harvard’s president Samuel Langdon said, we must dare to repeat… that nothing but a general reformation of American society “can give us any ground to hope that the public happiness will be restored…”
Rev. Samuel Langdon, speaking to a non-church audience, most of whom attended one form of church or another (at the Massachusetts Provincial Congress), took humble and repentant ownership of his community’s open sins and neglect of obedience to the demands of Biblical truth.
Like Langdon, perhaps some of us listening to this message today, need to speak to our church and community leaders, inviting them to join us in declaring, “Let us repent and implore God for His divine mercy.”
To even think of inviting those in other church communities, let alone people in our secular spheres, to amend our ways, seems unreasonable. So, we wonder how is it possible for us to reform everything in society that has been provoking the Most High? How can we hope to obtain the gracious interventions of Providence for our deliverance?
For any of us, if we don’t already have a vibrant prayer team, we can find at least one like-minded person with whom we can pray through Scripture together. Commit to praying together regularly… once a week for starters. Center your time around prayerfully selected passages of Scriptures in the Psalms, in the Torah, in the chronicles of the kings of Israel and Judah, and in the prophets of the Bible. Study the book of Acts and see what the radically transformed followers of Jesus did with one another during the first generation after the ascension.
May the Lord hear us in this day of trouble…We will rejoice in His salvation, and in the name of our God, we will set up our banners!
When we wonder “why is all this evil upon our nation?” We can easily see that the general eradication of the godly influence of God’s people is because we have forsaken the commission of the Lord to be salt and light… to overcome evil with good… to expose the darkness of our own communities… to rescue those who are perishing because of the evil that is allowed to prevail. So, it isn’t a bad idea to pray about where you can be involved with the work God is doing through his soldiers who are courageous to do all they can to stand against the ‘gates of hell’ as only the Ekklesia is enabled by our risen Lord to do so.
And most importantly, join with others in being equipped and start teaching your own children more deliberately than ever about the ways of God.
Then, like many others have prayed in faith, believing, we can say, “May our land be purged from all its sins! Then the Lord will be our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble, and we will have no reason to be afraid, though thousands of enemies set themselves against us round about.”
That… was the spirit that emboldened the colonists to declare their independence from Britain the next year, and fight 5 years for their lives because of these convictions.
As soon as possible, get and read Ekklesia Rising, by pastor Dean Briggs. Then invite a good friend to read it with you. I think it will spark a profound enlightening in your advancement in the battle the Lord has prepared you to do His work of destroying speculations and every lofty thought raised against the knowledge of God (2 Cor 10:5).
Have you wondered recently… how much longer the insanity of absurdity can continue in our generation? What used to be understood as ‘fantasyland’ and ‘make-believe,’ has so badly dissolved many people’s ability to think rationally, that they lack the capacity to figure out that boys can never be girls and spider-man is just imaginary.
The unfortunate consequence is that we have had a large segment of society that for years has actually supposed that stores wouldn’t sell us poisons in our foods, and that corrupt politicians and unelected bureaucrats know what’s best for our well-being.
But that’s all changing.
There’s a worldwide awakening happening. Hundreds of millions of people are beginning to see how their governments, media and health organizations are unimaginably corrupt. They are lying to them in ways nobody could have dreamed in their worst nightmares. As a result, countless people in every nation are finding the courage to resist the criminal plans of their authoritarian rulers. They have begun to rise up and take action to shape a transformed society. Millions of God-fearing Christians in particular are awakening to see that their job of restoring hope in the foundations of Christian civilization is wide open before them.
As millions of awakening people discover they’ve been mesmerized by mainstream propaganda, they find new voices of truth and the ability to think with discernment. Nothing like what we are all about to witness has ever occurred since the beginning of time.
In the aftermath of the colossal global deception of 2020 and following, the heinous evil of extremely powerful international conspirators is being exposed. Their wicked plans to decimate what they label as the ‘useless eaters’ of the world are coming to light in many ways.
Disastrous vaccine adverse events are proving to be the real plague worldwide.
Isolating healthy and innocent people in quarantine camps is going to reach a flashpoint.
Requirements for vaccine passports to participate in society can only backfire.
So many more insane things are happening. This current awakening will escalate into the exposure of evil and the brightness of truth in ways we can only begin to imagine…
Let tyrants impose mandates that are so ridiculous that only the very stupid will fall for them. They are digging their own grave. They will fall into the traps they set for humanity.
Have you read Psalms 7 and 9 recently?
7:14-16 “The wicked conceive evil; they are pregnant with trouble and give birth to lies. 15 They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves. 16 The trouble they make for others backfires on them. The violence they plan falls on their own heads.”
‘The Lord is well known for the fact that he judges the wicked, by causing them to fall in their own traps.’
Psalm 9 says it well (vs 15-16): “The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others. Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set. 16 The Lord is known for his justice. The wicked are trapped by their own deeds.”
When Light is activated, it will expose the evil being hidden by the darkness
Think about that in respect to your own willingness to shine the light on darkness when you know others are hiding in it.
The Bible is clear about the polar difference between Satan’s kingdom of deception and darkness and our Savior’s kingdom of Truth and light. God’s word is also clear about His assignment for His children of Light in regard to what we are to do about the deceptions of the dark world.
Romans 5:1 “Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;”
Ephesians 5:11 (Amp) “Do not participate in the worthless and unproductive deeds of darkness, but instead expose them [by exemplifying personal integrity, moral courage, and godly character];”
2 Corinthians 10:5 “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,”
Romans 16:19 “I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil.”
Ephesians 5:8 “for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light”
Philippians 2:15 “be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,”
For the past century the media has had a monopoly on the mind of mankind, determining strictly what the world was allowed to think, believe or do, without anybody having the slightest clue how they were being manipulated by the news. Now… a rapidly increasing percentage of humanity no longer trusts the media.
Among the leaders in well-researched reporting for the alternative health and freedom movement worldwide, Ty and Charlene Bolinger have been hard-working producers of excellent documentaries. The highly informative 8-part series that premiered in May 2022, is titled Propaganda Exposed. Everyone should see it, obtain a digital or DVD copy of it, and make it a personal mission to share it with family and friends.
The program begins with a quote from Hitler’s chief NAZI propaganda minister Joseph Goebels in 1930s Germany. He wrote: “Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident that they are acting on their own free will.”
Some high points of episode 1.
07:58 Leigh Allen Baker – …in 2013 the US government made it legalized for the government to propagandize our own citizens.
08:52 …under Obama, the Smith-Mundt modernization act ended the ban on domestic propaganda.
09:00 John B Wells – …no matter how outrageous, the government’s propaganda of its citizens is, it’s legal now.
09:06 Roger Stone – …scripted and orchestrated narratives can be published as factual news.
13:24 John B Wells – …recalls the 2020 roll-out of the MSM agenda… including ‘flatten the curve,’ and ‘social distancing’… German Luftwaffe commander Herman Gehring said at Nuremburg trials when asked how did you get the German people to go along with this, “it’s very easy. You simply must make them afraid. When you make them afraid, they will comply with any of your commands.”
15:04 Leigh Allen Baker – you cannot comply your way out of tyranny
20:15 Dr Robert Scott Bell – to restrict freedom in a people the easiest way is to restrict the flow of information to the point that they will not even know that they had a choice that was taken away from them… When you remove the knowledge of options from the people, the options no longer exist in their minds, therefore they don’t even know they’re being denied the freedom to choose.’
20:44 Ty Bolinger said as you complete this series, you’ll have all the pieces of information needed to assemble the puzzle as the blatant propaganda is exposed to discover the truth about health freedom and big pharma, so we can preserve our liberty in this country.
21:21 Warning: What you are about to learn is truly shocking. You have never been told this information by the AMA or CDC or FDA or Big Pharma or the evening news. They’re all part and parcel of the propaganda machine that creates the official stories that everyone must believe.
There are so many revealing facts about propaganda in our society in this episode. You’ll want to be sure to go to ReclaimYourLegacy.com to link directly to the freely available recording.
23:21 Zach Vorhies talks about Google censorship
39:05 Ty begins re: Edward Bernays, the early 20th century father or modern marketing and propaganda.
49:11 Ty… begins discussion re mustard gas and chemo therapy for cancer. Mustard gas decreases white blood cell count and reduced lymphomas in animals. In 1946 a published medical study resulted in using mustard gas in the formulation of chemotherapy. It devastates the immune system.
50:20 Dr Matthias Rath… chemotherapy has proven to be an unethical, deceptive business that creates illusions for millions. Every scientist involved (not necessarily the doctors recommending it) knows it is a huge fraud.
50:55 Ty… In NAZI Germany they had more than their share of bad scientists practicing bad medical experiments on innocent adults and children. A positive result of the tragic practices after the war were the Nuremburg tribunals, resulting in the Nuremburg Code of 1947.
58:07 Do you know about operation paper clip?
59:00 John B Wells .. The general public doesn’t know that Bayer, Merck and other companies are NAZI-era companies… who funded the NAZIs. Why was Prescott Bush known as the NAZI ‘banker?’
1:00:00 Declassified documents from the time after World War II prove than many convicted NAZI war criminals were given secret clearance positions and some were placed on the boards of big pharma companies also. Convicted mass murderers became high ranking board members for companies like BASF.
1:05:52 Ty.. Many of us, by now, have learned that the latest studies show that the vaxxed people are the spreaders of infection. Yet, if you listen to MSM, you’d think there were no adverse events from the jab at all. It’s like the cigarette propaganda in the 1950s and 60s.
If you know people who get their news reports from typical networks on TV, they probably don’t yet know that there have been..
1:07:25 Ty …over one million adverse events reports to the CDC VAERS system, including 10s of thousands of deaths. The total adverse event reports (and deaths) from the covid vax in one year exceeded the total of for all 31 years that the reporting system has existed… for 31 years.
1:08:13 Ty.. In addition to the CDC’s VAERS tragic numbers, over one thousand scientific studies prove that the covid-19 injections are dangerous, and all those pushing this agenda are committing the indictable crime of misconduct in public office (according to a UK report at www.saveusnow.org.uk/covid-vaccine-scientific-proof-lethal. While daily propaganda is proliferated untold numbers of people are dying and being permanently injured … all unnecessarily.
1:10:58 Dr Mike Yeadon – after rapid-fire glimpse of many news reports of adverse effects caused by the jab – says, “it’s a crazy thing to vaccinate them with something that’s fifty times more likely to kill them than the virus itself.”
1:11:26 the Hollywood song/dance production pushing ‘get the vaccine’ so you can hug your family… is a shocking example of the make believe, fantasyland world that people are finally starting to realize is sadistically, and insanely conspired by the most evil forces in creation to exterminate millions of those who are image-bearers of their Creator.
The observations presented on this number one episode of Propaganda Exposed are extremely eye-opening for everyone, especially those who have been largely deceived and deluded by the mainstream narrative that has plagued the airwaves for years.
Be sure to listen and read the bonus segment of today’s show at ReclaimYourLegacy.com and share the link with your loved ones. Don’t fall into the time-worn trap of thinking they’ll find out some other way. They’re not even searching for information that’s being cancelled by the mainstream. They need YOU to give them a life-saving dose of information … a link that will bring glory to God for exposing the lies and uncovering the truth.
Partners in crime with the propagandists, who use their positions of influence to indoctrinate the public with an agenda that is counter to the best interests of the common people, are the minions of evil who suppress the truth.
The Bible tells us that “the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18).
The corrupt main stream has withheld life-saving information from honest researchers who have labored sacrificially to use effective and harmless health practices to overcome a potential plague on society. But did you hear about it?
In May of 2022, 17,000 physicians and medical scientists held a global covid summit to declare that the state of medical emergency must be lifted, scientific integrity restored, and crimes against humanity addressed. Thanks to the widely seen weekly independent health news program called The Highwire, I found out about it on episode #267 at https://thehighwire.com/videos/episode-267-the-real-global-covid-summit/ . If you haven’t seen it yet, watch it now and tell everyone about it.
This is no light matter. The Global Covid Summitbegan their association in 2021, soon after the flurry of government agencies all over the world rushed the EUA (emergency use authorization) of a new commercially made product called an mRNA “vaccine” into the bodies of billions of people worldwide. Their website is https://globalcovidsummit.org/ .
Their published declaration was broadcast globally as a conference that most of our friends have not yet heard. It cannot be ignored by the citizens of our country and the nations of the planet. It opened with this searing statement:
“We, the physicians and medical scientists of the world, united through our loyalty to the Hippocratic Oath, recognize that the disastrous COVID-19 public health policies imposed on doctors and our patients are the culmination of a corrupt medical alliance of pharmaceutical, insurance, and healthcare institutions, along with the financial trusts which control them. They have infiltrated our medical system at every level, and are protected and supported by a parallel alliance of big tech, media, academics and government agencies who profited from this orchestrated catastrophe.
After two years of scientific research, millions of patients treated, hundreds of clinical trials performed and scientific data shared, we have demonstrated and documented our success in understanding and combating COVID-19. In considering the risks versus benefits of major policy decisions, our Global COVID Summit of 17,000 physicians and medical scientists from all over the world have reached consensus on ten foundational principles: Listen to a few of the bold declarations that were made to our world at this summit.
We declare and the data confirm that the COVID-19 experimental genetic therapy injections must end.
We declare doctors should not be blocked from providing life-saving medical treatment.
We declare the state of national emergency, which facilitates corruption and extends the pandemic, should be immediately terminated.
We declare medical privacy should never again be violated, and all travel and social restrictions must cease.
We declare masks are not and have never been effective protection against an airborne respiratory virus in the community setting.
We declare funding and research must be established for vaccination damage, death and suffering.
We declare no opportunity should be denied, including education, career, military service or medical treatment, over unwillingness to take an injection.
We declare that first amendment violations and medical censorship by government, technology and media companies should cease, and the Bill of Rights be upheld.
We declare that Pfizer, Moderna, BioNTech, Janssen, Astra Zeneca, and their enablers, withheld and willfully omitted safety and effectiveness information from patients and physicians, and should be immediately indicted for fraud.
We declare government and medical agencies must be held accountable.
Do you think these bold declarations are important for your friends and community to know? Don’t worry about the cowards who decline to speak up for those being led to slaughter.
Listen to the bonus segment of today’s episode at ReclaimYourLegacy.com … and while there, if you’re led to help us continue to bring the light of truth on the darkness destroying many lives in our society, please know your donations are needed and appreciated.
Before I share a few more insights from the documentary, Propaganda Exposed, hear what the Global Covid Summit published on their website to challenge the goliath that has acted with impunity to destroy millions of lives and livelihoods since 2020 began.
The Global Covid Summit states on their website:
Our 17,000 Global COVID Summit physicians and medical scientists represent a much larger, enlightened global medical community who refuse to be compromised, and are united and willing to risk the wrath of the corrupt medical alliance to defend the health of their patients.
The mission of theGlobal COVID Summit is to end this orchestrated crisis, which has been illegitimately imposed on the world, and to formally declare that the actions of this corrupt alliance constitute nothing less than crimes against humanity.
We must restore the people’s trust in medicine, which begins with free and open dialogue between physicians and medical scientists. We must restore medical rights and patient autonomy. This includes the foundational principle of the sacred doctor-patient relationship. The social need for this is decades overdue, and therefore, we the physicians of the world are compelled to take action.
This corrupt alliance (of government agencies, politicians, international corporations, financial institutions, and major media executives) has compromised the integrity of our most prestigious medical societies to which we belong, generating an illusion of scientific consensus by substituting truth with propaganda. This alliance continues to advance unscientific claims by censoring data, and intimidating and firing doctors and scientists for simply publishing actual clinical results or treating their patients with proven, life-saving medicine. These catastrophic decisions came at the expense of the innocent, who are forced to suffer health damage and death caused by intentionally withholding critical and time-sensitive treatments, or as a result of coerced genetic therapy injections, which are neither safe nor effective.
The medical community has denied patients the fundamental human right to provide true informed consent for the experimental COVID-19 injections. Our patients are also blocked from obtaining the information necessary to understand risks and benefits of vaccines, and their alternatives, due to widespread censorship and propaganda spread by governments, public health officials and media. Patients continue to be subjected to forced lock-downs which harm their health, careers and children’s education, and damage social and family bonds critical to civil society. This is not a coincidence. In the book entitled “COVID-19: The Great Reset”, leadership of this alliance has clearly stated their intention is to leverage COVID-19 as an “opportunity” to reset our entire global society, culture, political structures, and economy.
This bold declaration by a significant alliance of courageous independent medical professionals will go down in history as a line in the sand for liberty to defend the truth and empower citizens to make health choices without coercion by any entrenched civil or corporate stakeholders. With this strong of a defense for freedom everywhere, you can fully expect to see a growing wave of censorship to attempt to squash this declaration. Just remember, that the light of truth will not be overcome by the purveyors of darkness that have been suppressing the truth for centuries. The only question remaining is will you stand for truth and freedom or cower to intimidation, lies, and deception?
Dr. Gerson was a refugee from the NAZI death camps who started practicing his good healing therapy in the USA. Due to the recognized success of Dr Gerson’s therapy, two Democrat senators proposed the anti-cancer bill to fund the effort to cure cancer with examples of cured patients among major groups of cancer types. After a press conference the next day, on July 3, 1946 a news broadcast on ABC announced that a valid cure for cancer had been found. Two weeks later, the lead ABC reporter for the special broadcast was fired by ABC News. The anti-cancer bill was ‘buried.’ The two senators both lost their next election campaigns. The medical mafia had squashed what would have prevented the deaths and suffering of untold millions of people.
1:14:28 Dr Jonathan Wright retells the account of the Fitzgerald Report regarding the suppression of natural treatments that was presented to congress and recorded in the congressional record. Did anyone ever do anything about this? The Aug 3, 1953 record of the special counsel of the US Senate committee on interstate and foreign commerce reported: “Public and private funds have been thrown around like confetti at a country fair to close up and destroy clinic, hospitals, and scientific research laboratories which do not conform to the viewpoint of medical associations… There is reason to believe that the AMA has been hasty, capricious, arbitrary, and outright dishonest… in an interstate conspiracy of alarming proportions.” All to suppress natural cancer treatments like Gerson therapy and B-17, two of the most effective treatments for cancer despite being labeled as controversial by the medical establishment.
When you hear about how the establishment has publicly marginalized and demonized honest and respected doctors for treating their patients successfully with proven safe drugs like ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, you’ll see why thousands of doctors are motivated to lay their reputations on the line and challenge the corrupt system.
While the vast majority of the world population has never questioned the integrity of the pharmaceutical industry, they are now seeing how mind-blowingly evil it is, by demanding to inject every child every few months again and again with untested medical experiments that are proving to kill millions and permanently disable hundreds of millions. The documented evidence for this can be seen in the Vaccine Death Report.
Intelligent humans all over the world are waking up to the criminal plan to enslave humanity to the tyranny of an evil elite.
Every scientist they silence wakes up an entire scientific community surrounding that scientist. Every medical doctor they shut down for speaking truth is observed by an entire medical community, which as a result is awakened, because they witness with their own eyes how a sincere and good medical colleague is being silenced.
America’s Frontline Doctors was censored on all social media. Even their website was taken down. As a result of that persecution, they now have almost a million members. They have become a worldwide movement for freedom.
Every plan the globalist psychopaths have dared to plot is massively turning against them and will lead to the exact opposite of their distorted dream. Instead of the enslavement of all humanity, their vile plans are triggering the greatest mass deliverance of all time.
The eyes have been opened and there’s no shutting a truly awakened mind. The veil of deception is being lifted, and nobody will be able to put it back.
The wicked elites think the world is full of fools. They forget how many millions of wise, brave, and good people there are. They will soon regret that they’d ever aroused their resistance.
Those who are called by our Lord Jesus Christ, “the light of the world” can never cave into discouragement. The awakening is truly just beginning. We will see things we cannot even imagine. But only as we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.
Don’t you dare let the deceiver take your eyes off Jesus and His Word. He is your life-blood. And He will never let you down.
Are you ready to help people rediscover America’s covenant with God?
America’s people have been dumbed down deliberately by a secular and demonic agenda to make us all ignorant of truth, ignorant of common sense, ignorant of Scripture, and particularly ignorant of our own history. We should all know the fact that God’s prophet clearly prophesied that His own people (“My people” He said) “are destroyed for a lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). When we speak that message, it can be a prophetic wake-up call for those who might be listening closely to what we’re saying. But another problem is that many, in the true Ekklesia of God, lack the mature personal mentors who can coach them to be guided by the Holy Spirit. We all need that guidance to discern what is true, and to learn from the events and lives of the past that are able to witness to the incredible grace and power of God.
Did you hear about the horrific Texas traffic accident involving over a hundred vehicles because of surprising glare ice on the road? A half dozen people died and over a hundred were injured, some with life debilitating injuries.
Now, if you had the knowledge that the road up ahead was so dangerous that it could cause the death of everyone going that way, wouldn’t you do everything in your power to stop everyone from rushing toward their destruction? Of course, you would. Who wouldn’t? That’s just common humanitarian consideration for our fellow man. You’d have good reason to question the ethics or sanity of anyone who wouldn’t do that, wouldn’t you?
More and more people in our country and the world are awakening to the reality that we are all on the stage of the greatest spiritual battleground imaginable. As the darkness of evil becomes increasingly invasive, the brightness of the Light of God’s Truth and Righteousness becomes all the more apparent to those with eyes to see. Unfortunately, we realize from recent history that people who have been pickled in mass-media deception and coddled by a public indoctrination mindset that coddles the stubbornness to cling to their self-serving idolatry and wicked passions, are often too hardened to hear God’s invitation to repent and receive the peace of eternal life.
We’ve been praying fervently that God raise up a generation of warriors willing to fight in this historic battle against wicked forces. Those forces are operating through satanically inspired enemies of all that is good and Godly. And it takes all kinds of equipped and faithful soldiers to fight in the many fronts of this war.
Are you in yet? If you are, you better know why you fight. And it’s not about you. You know very well that soldiers are called into battle to defend the defenseless. If selfless courage doesn’t motivate you to fight the battle raging today, whether on your knees or with your strengths and skills, then you are simply accommodating the enemy by your slackness.
The war being fought in our world today has come out in the open. It’s come out in the open because the enemy has been emboldened. It’s a war between two kingdoms and we should know it better than most. Evil wickedness is on the rampage against God’s kingdom of truth and light.