By Dennis Petersen
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore, choose life, that you and your offspring may live:
As in the past, God is giving every one of those who will listen to his voice to make an active choice today. There is no room for passivity.
Joshua, after leading God’s army of Israelites to conquer most of Canaan, challenged all the people.
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
It should be quite apparent to any thinking adult today that all of us, indeed all of mankind, are at a crossroads of making some very heavy decisions about what we will do in the face of very real and frightening circumstances that none of us can individually do anything about.
An open letter to freedom loving citizens
Attached is a letter from a wonderful friend, world-renowned, Christian geneticist, Dr. John Sanford. The letter outlines the desperate condition that affects not only the U.S., but the entire Western world. It is a good checklist of where we all align ourselves ethically and politically.
In light of the fact that the prestigious magazine Scientific American has recently endorsed presidential candidate Joe Biden as being the one to save “science,” it is high time that many voices speak up in defense of the truth. Mr. Biden is clearly not a savior of anything good in society, much less of science. He and his leftist liberal allies have consistently attacked conservative worldviews.
Dr. John Sanford, who has spent his career developing a clearer understanding of genetics and has discovered the now new science of genetic entropy, understands physical science more than most. He speaks with credible authority as a scientist, but more importantly as a humble follower of Jesus Christ.
If you feel led, please access this letter on our website at ReclaimYourLegacy.com and forward it to as many friends as you can.
I have been registered as an independent voter for over a decade, and I have been largely non-political during that time. I do not like partisan politics, and I do not like to argue, and I distrust politicians. But this year I am fully engaged. Why?
Although I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican, I am quite “conservative”. What I mean by that is that I desire to preserve what is good in our country, so we can move forward from there. I do not want to tear down this country – hoping that we can build a utopia from the ashes.
Since the civil war, our country has never been so polarized. In some respects, today’s polarization is even more extreme that what tore America apart over 150 years ago. So, who changed? It was not me, nor was it conservative Americans. Most conservatives have generally been consistent – moving forward cautiously. Indeed, many have been non-political, passive, and silent.
What changed was the radicalization of just about everybody who was left of center. This radicalization is still rapidly accelerating – becoming more militant, more coercive, more angry, and more hateful. We are now seeing many radicalized Americans affirming violence, lawlessness, revolution, Marxism, and revolutionary transformations orchestrated and coercively implemented by a power elite.
I am writing this letter to ask all Americans to please examine where we are headed, and to reconsider how you might vote. I am convinced that in this next election, a strong shift toward the radical left could truly destroy America. You might say, “this is just hyperbole”, but please pause to reflect.
History tells us that left-wing radicals have consistently destroyed nations from within – starting with the French Revolution. Disturbingly, some left extremists are now displaying model guillotines (originally devised to behead countless innocent citizens during the French Revolution’s reign of terror). This shows just how radical the left has become. The bloodbath of the French Revolution was followed by the bloodbath of the Russian Revolution and Stalin’s reign of terror, which was followed by the German socialist Nazi party and Hitler’s genocide and reign of terror, which was followed by the Chinese Revolution and Mao’s reign of terror, which was followed by the Cambodia Revolution with Pol Pot’s reign of terror. Other left-wing revolutions that have totally oppressed their people include Cuba, Venezuela, etc. So, might the left-wing extremists destroy America? Absolutely!
This is an urgent warning for all reasonable people to hear. The far left threatens the very foundations of our democracy. It has put on a pretty face, but non-the-less, it is still evil. All these revolutions started with fake news, propaganda, vicious attacks, and promises of earthly utopia. They all ended in bloodshed, chaos, loss of freedom, loss of affluence, profound human suffering, demeaned human dignity, and the absolute rule of the bureaucrats over the people. Three important books have foreseen what is now happening – Brave New World, 1984, and That Hideous Strength. Please read them!
Once again, the radical left promises a humanist utopia. The far-left promises wealth without work, freedom without responsibility, and equality without justice. To promote their “pleasure island fantasy”, they also desire to legalize recreational drugs, promote unrestrained sexual behaviors, celebrate anything-goes gender manipulations, eliminate prisons, and eliminate police. Can America be this gullible? It seems that it might be!
America is far from perfect. However, it is still a beacon of light in a dark world. Arguably, the American nation is still the most free, most generous, most compassionate, and most prosperous. Yet the radical left seems to hate America, and they seem to hate roughly half of the American people. The far left is not just mispresenting America and its people, they are deliberately trying to harm or disempower anyone who does not agree with their radical agenda. The extreme left is very effectively using all the media outlets to inflame and incite naïve young people. They are inciting people to use hate speech, intimidation, violence, and persecution – targeting all those who are not in perfect agreement with their latest ideas, or their ideologically-enforced new vocabularies.
Most Americans believe in some type of God. I am one of those people. We believers are not called to be silent – we are called “to speak the truth in love”. However, if the radical left comes to power, we may lose our right to disagree with the government. Indeed, we may actually lose our right to “speak the truth” in any forum.
I humbly urge all Americans to vote this fall. America’s future is truly at stake. Attached is a list of the key issues, for your consideration. On every issue, the radical left wants to turn America upside down. We must not be silent. If you agree with this letter, please forward it to as many people as you can – especially moderates and independents.
Also, please copy me, at firstname.lastname@example.org – so I might get back to you.
Sincerely – John Sanford, PhD.
Cornell University Professor (retired).
President: FMS Foundation, Inc.
co-author: The Sexual Holocaust – a Global Crisis.
Sept. 8, 2020
Choose This Day …
Conservative – preserve the good, then progress. Radicalized Left – tear down, start from scratch.
Faith in God (Highest Authority is God) Faith in Humanism (Highest Authority is Man)
Real Truth is binary (Truth/Lies are real) Relative Truth (We all have our own truth)
Family Values (Fortify Families) Family Fluidity (Anything Goes)
Traditional Morality (Common Sense) Inverted Morality (Upside Down – Anything Goes)
Freedom (from Sin) Freedom (to Sin)
Sexual Responsibility Anything Goes Sexuality – No Restraints
Male and Female – God’s Design Gender Spectrum – Now 100 Genders
True Stewards (Dominion Mandate…) Radical Greens (Mother Earth first, Man second)
Compassion for Mothers and the Unborn Unrestricted Abortion (even killing babies during or after birth)
Limited Government Maximal Government – Eventual Globalization
Free Enterprise Socialism (Government controls Everything)
Personal Generosity State-controlled Distribution of Wealth
Equal Opportunity Equal Outcome (Government Intervention)
Justice (Good Rewarded/Evil Punished) Pseudo-Justice (All Get Same, as Dictated by Government)
Open Dialog/Freedom of Speech Political Correctness, Coercion, Intolerance, ‘Cancel’
Restrain Drugs, Prostitution, Criminals, Promote Drugs, Prostitution, Criminals, Violence
Mostly Humble People (Working Class) Controlled by Power Elite
Mario Murillo is a seasoned prophetic man of God who has proven to me and many others over the last 40+ years to have an anointing from God similar to that of the late pastor David Wilkerson, founder of Times Square Church and inner-city missionary author of The Cross and the Switchblade. In Early September, Mario issued a sober but hopeful message that God had impressed upon him to share with believers.
Calling all soldiers to battle-ready courage
I’m reminded of Paul’s second epistle to Timothy, verse 7 of the first chapter. A literal rendering says: “For God has not given us a spirit of cowardice, but of power, and of love, and of wise discretion.”
I share this with you today with the hope it will bring biblical balance and a positive perspective to the prevalent atmosphere of fear. That fear is generated by the uncertainty about the many deciding factors that will influence our society’s future. Never before in my memory has there been more urgency for each of us as responsible people, and as citizens of our land, to pray in faith as we live as preservative salt and confusion-destroying light in a tragically misguided and foolish generation.
Here is the title:
“This November the judgements of God will fall on segments of America
– Trump will finish his destiny but a selective judgment will devastate some, yet pass over others. Here’s how to prepare.
In November, you will begin to see the judgment of God fall on America. Strangely, it will be a surgical strike that will devastate some, but will pass over others. There are many voices making similar predictions, but my message to you is about what you should do to prepare for the convulsive events that are nearly upon us. My message to you contains both sobering truth and rock-solid encouragement.
Let’s begin with the most important thing to understand about the impending judgment coming in November: It is because of God’s fierce and firm decision to spare America, and because He has decided to save our nation.
It is a fearful truth, however. Shock waves are required to correct our course. Violent upheavals are a part of His rescue mission.
Who are the targets of God’s judgment? False pastors, politicians, celebrities, and cultural influencers. Why are they to be targeted? Because they are the ones responsible for calling down the destruction of our nation. They have shaken their fists at God and boasted that they are going to build an America that hates our Judeo-Christian roots.
Jehovah who has, in the past, winked at their debauchery, has now fixed a deadline for the end of their activities.
A forerunner to this judgment is Donald Trump. While he has been a blessing to the righteous, he has been a scourge to the God-haters. They cannot explain his effectiveness. They cannot understand why they cannot stop him. They are baffled that every attempt to destroy him has backfired.
The architects of a godless America will now see the same force that has kept President Trump from being destroyed, descending in judgment on their empires. Dismiss me if you will, but consider this: What if you see false preachers taken, even while they are speaking their pernicious doctrines? What if billionaires who are seemingly impervious to bankruptcy, are suddenly wiped out? What if nations that are the avowed enemy of America and Israel, suddenly implode economically or by convulsions in nature?
The pandemic and the mass rioting are but the initial birth pangs of this occasion.
Convulsions are indeed coming, but God wants you, the righteous core who are His beloved, to not only endure, but to thrive as a result of this event.
What should you do to be ready for November?
1. Don’t be deceived. As Jesus watched the Twelve (disciples) admiring the buildings in Jerusalem, He told them that they would all be destroyed, until not one brick would be left on top of another.
So, they asked when this would happen. Matthew 24:3, “Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be?”” They wanted Jesus to give them a date, so they could be prepared. They were only thinking in the natural, and that is the wrong way to prepare.
The question they should have asked is, “How should I prepare?” Jesus’ answer is very telling. He said, “Take heed that no one deceives you” (Mt. 24:4).
The most important gift in this hour is discernment. Satan is bombarding the church with conflicting opinions that range from apathy to outright terror. Neither extreme is the truth! This downpour of opinions is designed by hell to destroy God’s people.
The overuse of hyper-grace and prophetic “words” is by design. The omitting of the Bible and sound teaching is by design. They have come to deceive and render the people of God powerless, prior to the coming storm. Therefore, we must love truth—not foolishness!
2. Prepare, but do not panic. God knew this was coming. He is not surprised and He is never fooled. The child of God must remember that their greatest safety is in being right with God. Those who would make you panic, have not been sent from the Lord.
It is important to understand that if you have been seeking God all along, that is, if you are pressing in to know Him and please Him, you have been preparing, even without realizing it. Your safety is already in place. Matthew 24:6, “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
3. The righteous will be spared this November by a special intimacy with the Lord, a special clarity of His voice that will lead to special instructions and a special refuge from the coming judgment.
Isaiah 26:20-21, “Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past. For behold, the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth will also disclose her blood, and will no more cover her slain.”
This verse is so rich, that I will end this message by unpacking some of its treasure.
-Entering into your chambers is not just a room, a bomb shelter or the cabin in the mountains. It is a place in God—a place that makes you disaster-proof, as David wrote in Psalm 46:1, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Note: Psalm 46 should be a campfire for you saints of God, around which you frequently gather for His warming light and comforting reassurance). “Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth be removed… the waters roar… the mountains shake…”
-Closing the door behind you means you shut out all of the toxins of this age. It means you slam the door on fear and confusion and every person or vile thing that tries to undermine your relationship with Jesus. When you hear that door slam, a genuine peace and power will clothe you. (Note: your time is far too precious to waste watching and listening to the continuous drone of evil reports and distorted popular opinion. Choose to seek the Lord’s Word and those who filter their reports through Biblical insight.)
“Hide yourself” is both literal and figurative. God will instruct you on what to buy to be ready and what not to waste your money on. You will hide wisely. Proverbs 22:3, “A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.”
Indeed, God is coming out of His place to punish, but from the spiritual and physical fortress God will make with you, you will hear and maybe even see it, but judgment will pass over you. Just as in the judgment on Egypt, there was darkness where the Egyptians were, but it was light in Goshen where the people of God were living (see Exodus 10:22-23).
Always rest in this promise, “A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you behold, and see the reward of the wicked” Psalm 91:7-8. (Note: This is another high priority Bible passage you must meditate on as you commit to follow God’s instruction to Joshua in 1:8-9 of his book.)
Be Careful Who You Give Your Ears to Hear
If you want to spend any of your valuable time listening to wise counsel that is relevant to our immediate circumstance as a culture, I urge you to find honest, God-fearing, and informed spokesmen who demonstrate masculine courage and timely insight to guide your thoughts and decisions.
If you have not made a habit of daily Bible reading, meditating and praying… you must change that NOW. Get up 15 minutes earlier. Set your alarm if you have to. Read or listen to a daily Bible reading program you can have free at youversion.com or my.bible.com. Write down the thoughts the Lord impresses on you and take action on them.
If you have not yet begun listening to some of the ‘watchmen’ on the walls of our society whom God has raised up for such a time as this, I urge you to find relevant voices like Charlie Kirk at Turning Point USA, Lance Wallnau, Pastor Jack Hibbs, and Pastor Scott Lively. They and many other profoundly relevant men of God will both inform and inspire you to stand firm in your faith.
1 Cor 16:13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
Other versions say “be courageous” or “be brave.”
Will you join me in praying God raises up brave warriors who perceive the times we live in and discern what God would have them do to actually offensively destroy the works of the devil by daring to attack the very ‘gates of hell’ that are at work in our society?
And while you pray, do not neglect to take action. Be the salt and light influence on others to participate in “the gates” of their governing jurisdictions by voting when there is opportunity. And if God impresses you to ask Him, like Caleb, to give you a mountain of influence in your community, then do it in faith. Remember that your job… our job… as disciples of Jesus… is to disciple our nation by teaching them all that Jesus taught his first disciples to do. And that should keep us all busy for all the days that God has numbered for us to fulfill. What could be a more purposeful mission to guide our choices in life?
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