The Battle for America’s Soul: Ways to Combat Mind Control

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The Bible has a lot to say about avoiding deception and renewing our minds with the purity of truth and righteousness, which is a right standing with our Creator and Savior.  In today’s world, the person who truly wants to follow Jesus and be led by the Holy Spirit has quite a challenge to sort out the influences in his life that can be potentially very dangerous and even lethal.  It takes prayerful work and spiritual discernment to make the best choices.

It’s no surprise to most adults in our society that a highly sophisticated culture of so-called “elitists” are manipulating many aspects of public perception.  You’ll find some helpful insights on modern day mind-control in several episodes I’ve posted at ReclaimYourLegacy.com.  Our attention is drawn to the key verse in the Bible, warning believers to be on high alert to the life-threatening dangers of mind-controlling deceptions.  They can easily draw us astray from the pathway of pure and undefiled faithfulness to our Lord Jesus Christ.

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How can so many people be so easily deceived?

By Dennis Petersen

Have you been amazed at how so many people can be so easily deceived?  Even people who seem to be fairly even-tempered and practice common sense are surprising some of us when they reveal that they have bought into various common lies in today’s culture. It seems sometimes that many people have completely lost their minds. They’ve lost their ability to think… to reason… to discern what’s really true. So consequently, confusion prevails. And where confusion prevails you inevitably have a pandemic of fear. And when people are prone to fear they tend to make hasty and bad choices. And that only leads to more confusion plus a flood of hopelessness. They are set up to bow to a false authority, promising them deliverance and unable to deliver it, or they are prepared to hear good news that can change their lives for eternity.

Jesus predicted in two of the gospel accounts that “false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect” (Matthew 24:24, and Mark 13:22). When we see how effective the main stream media has been at persuading half the population of the entire world into the most spectacular deception in history, perhaps we can be more discerning.

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Perilous Times in exile for a lack of knowledge?

How do you restore a fallen country, culture, society?

Prayerful Education of Christians must begin with parents and pastors to restore a fallen country

Is there any doubt that we’re living in “perilous times?”

Proverbs 29:2 says:

“When the righteous are increased (or flourish in number and authority), the people rejoice; But when the wicked (man) rules, the people groan.”

Is it any wonder we’re hearing a lot of groaning these days?  And it’s not so much because of the ordinary stresses of life really, is it?  A lot of our complaining is the direct result of governing over-reach into the private affairs of citizens.  From where does corruption in political government come? Isn’t it from the infection of every nation or organization that is ruled by self-serving leaders?  But the policing part of the public government equation is increasingly necessary only because of the epidemic lack of Godly morality and self-control among the public at large. George Washington, John Adams and others insisted that those two things were absolutely essential for the preservation of our constitutional republic.

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God-orchestrated courage produced the Declaration of Independence – it is producing New Awakening

People all over the world are rediscovering many of the realities of the long chain of events that precipitated the unanimous declaration of some of the bravest honorable men who ever lived.

When those 56 very somber leaders of the American colonists gathered together in Philadelphia to sign the document they had crafted, the extreme hardship of revolution that they faced could only have been sustained because of the deep conviction and confidence they had in their Creator whom they often referred to as “Providence.” 

Over the course of their relatively young lives, their experience of dependency on their Creator reflected the profound knowledge that they had of the Bible and the principles of the God who is “at work in you, both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” They intimately relied on the Sovereign of the Universe who “works all things according to the counsel of His own will (Eph 1:11),” and “works all things together for good to those who love God and …are called according to His purpose (Ro 8:28).”

As we review the preamble to that declaration, perhaps we can refresh our own need to make a renewed declaration of commitment to God’s purposes in the unfolding story of God’s development of this generation’s determination – determination to be a people – indeed, a family and community – whose God is the Lord.

That unanimous declaration starts out with one of the most familiar statements ever written – the only lengthy written statement that I ever remember memorizing when I was in the eighth grade in 1959.

https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2019/07/04/declaration-independence/

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

And then, of course, began the long list of grievances that the colonists had against the king of England.

What most people today fail to realize is that prior to that declaration every single one of the nation states of the world were governed by whole societies of people who had been programmed for generations that kings and czars, pharaohs and dictators, were somehow entitled to alone dictate their ultimate condition and manner of living.  The idea of a civil government established on the principles of the Bible and ruled by the consensus of the people who are governed with their safety and consideration as the prime factors of the governing system was completely unheard of.

Just months before signing the Declaration, Patrick Henry, a Founder who served as the first and sixth post-colonial governor of Virginia, addressed the Virginia Convention and declared: “We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.”

Also noteworthy are the thoughts of the man whose signature is probably the most famous in the world.

John Hancock, the presiding officer over the Second Continental Congress, became the first representative to sign the Declaration on July 4, 1776. His sizable signature started the modern-day idea of leaving a “John Hancock” on one’s paperwork. As America’s wealthiest businessman in Boston, he was one of the most ardent patriots to put his life on the line with that signature. If the Revolutionary War was lost or he was caught, Hancock would have been hanged by the British. Yet Hancock said, “Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it: and my body I recommend to the earth. Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mercy and power of God.”

All 56 patriots who signed the Declaration took their duties so seriously to the people of the new nation that they made a promise “with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.” They signed the Declaration of Independence knowing that the penalty would be death if they were captured, and that pledge could literally cost them their lives and fortunes.  

As a result, 17 men lost property due to British raids and 12 had homes destroyed. Five lost their fortunes in helping fund the Continental Army and state militias battle the redcoats. Five were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died. One had two sons imprisoned on a British starving ship, one had a son killed in battle, one had his wife die from harsh prison treatment, and nine signers died in the Revolutionary War.  (ref: Liberty Counsel newsletter Jul 1, 2022  https://www.lc.org/newsroom/details/070122-americas-founders-displayed-great-faith-and-courage-1 )

(The following is from Pastor Dutch Sheets’ Give Him 15 post for July 4, 2022 – What It Means to Be an American  https://api.neonemails.com/emails/content/WMnig63hm54-nJ5fBx5-jlZABr2MsffPhWpROJH7oQ8=)

The 1776 Project, established by President Donald Trump, declares plainly…  

‘America’s founding principles are true not because any generation—including our own—has lived them perfectly, but because they are based upon the eternal truths of the human condition. They are rooted in our capacity for evil and power for good, our longing for truth and striving for justice, our need for order and our love of freedom. Above all else, these principles recognize the worth, equality, potential, dignity, and glory of each and every man, woman, and child created in the image of God.”’

If anyone is going to understand the brilliance that enabled our Founding Fathers to galvanize the system they created for us, we have to discover how these documents relied on the timeless Biblical ideas of man and government. Those ideals fostered a sacred sense of liberty and accountability that you would be hard-pressed to find in any other place on earth.

In fact, historians tell us that among the nations of the world, the average written, national constitution lasts about 17 years! While the founding documents of other nation’s prove to be so temporary, Americans should appreciate the durability of our own founding documents. With just a little research anyone can easily discover that the reason America’s guiding principles have endured so long is because our documents are based on one other, even longer enduring document – the Bible.

The Question of whether or not future generations will continue to be guided by our founding documents will be completely decided by whether or not the lawful participants who are called “we the People” will humble themselves and return to the God of the Bible and the principles of stewardship that our founders risked their lives to protect.

If you’ll take a close look at our nation’s founding documents, you’ll notice that the Biblical ideas found in the Declaration of Independence are stated clearly in four major points:

1.            All men are created equal.  [ ‘We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal…’]

2.            Man, being created in the Divine image (imago dei), has unique indisputable value and identity. [‘that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…’]

3.            Man is superior to the institutions of the state (the government which means the controller of the mind). [‘That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men.’]

4.            The institution of the state (government) exists for man. [‘deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed’… and ‘whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.’

“The Declaration also directly refers to God four times:

  1. The phrase ‘the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God’ is the first. This is the reference written by Thomas Jefferson in his original draft. The committee of founders added the next phrase…

It is important to note that Jefferson’s original draft only contained the first reference to God. The Committee added reference 2, while the whole Congress added 3 and 4. These were the only major additions to Jefferson’s original draft. Through these additions the Congress wanted the world to know their trust and reliance was upon God. Additionally, the Declaration was primarily the product of Christian men in a Christian society. Even those who were not orthodox Christians, such as Jefferson and Franklin, still had a Biblical worldview 

2.            ‘Men are created equal … [and] endowed by their Creator’

Then the whole congress added the next two phrases…

3.            ‘appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World’

4.            ‘And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.’ [6]

 These were the only major additions to Jefferson’s original draft. It’s apparent that through these additions the Congress wanted the world to know that their loyal trust and complete reliance was upon God.  It cannot be ignored that the Declaration was expressly the product of Christian men with Christian ideals living in a profoundly knowledgeable Christian society. Even those who were not orthodox Christians, particularly Jefferson and Franklin, still had a distinctly Biblical worldview

“In their own words, the signers stated again and again that our nation would not succeed apart from God. They understood that the exceptionalism of the “Great Experiment,” which they fondly called it, was directly rooted in the fact that the people who gave consent to be governed did so with the understanding of what it meant to live in a society governed by Biblical truths. They knew that they must actively and intentionally fight to protect those truths by diligently teaching them to each generation that followed.

The Bible was clearly recognized by the founders as the source of both the power and form for the Declaration and the Constitution.  The power is the wisdom of ideas that ‘colors’ the entire system. The structure is the ‘tapestry’ that forms the system itself.

For example, the founders acknowledged that absolute truth exists and is not determined by human rationale. The ideas of ‘right and wrong,’ ‘moral and immoral,’ or ‘lawful and unlawful’ all originate from an all-wise Creator.  The only reason we can continue to have a nation of laws and accountability is because we can know that absolute truth stems from the Creator Who has made himself evident in His creation, for which all men are without excuse if they ignore Him.  That’s what they meant by the phrase “these Truths to be self-evident.”

From that truth it naturally follows that any man-made law proven to be contrary to God’s truth is actually not a law at all.  It is a falsehood and ultimately the perverse diversion of the ‘father of lies.’

“The power and form of the Declaration and the Constitution are biblical. Power being the under- lying ideas that are reflected, and form, the structure of how our government was set up and flows out of those ideas. First, the founders recognized that absolute truth exists. Right and wrong, moral and immoral, legal and illegal – these emanated from a Creator. This is a foundational idea of our nation: there is absolute truth we can know, and it comes from the Creator. The founders declared that fact to be self- evident. And from that, flows the idea that any law contrary to God’s truth is no law at all.” (Stephen McDowell)

“Is it not obvious then, that our cause as Christian Americans living in this current culture is to uphold the biblical ideas of our founding and our government? We must remind ourselves of where we’ve come from and the foundations upon which we stand; that the documents themselves do not grant us freedom, but they profoundly recognize that freedom is something granted from God. We’ve been entrusted to protect it.

American Fundamental Ideas

“To that end – let us consider what it means to live in a nation that acknowledges God-given equality, unalienable rights, and liberty for all. What a vital and honorable responsibility it is to steward these foundational ideals:

•             To be an American is something noble and good.

•             To be an American is to be full of optimism for the future.

•             To be an American is to be marked by determination to fight for what is right.

•             To be an American is to be full of kindness toward those in need.

•             To be an American is to show courage in the face of adversity.

•             To be an American is to embrace hard work and be generous with the fruits of our labor.

•             To be an American is to learn from our mistakes with openness and honesty.

•             To be an American is to instill these values in the next generation.

A Renewed Declaration of Independence for today

In 2011 the Liberty Counsel, a public interest law and policy Christian organization headed by Matt Staver (www.lc.org),  published the 2011 Declaration of Independence. It opened saying, “For the past two and a half years, America has suffered under the leadership of one of the most corrupt and dangerous Administrations in American history. Comparing America’s revolutionary times with our own, we cannot help but conclude that “We, the People” are today facing even more oppression than the colonial generation! For this reason, we have revisited what is considered to be the most important single document in American history, the Declaration of Independence of 1776, and have recast it to describe the perilous times in which we live.”

As God’s people pursue God’s purposes to be the ‘salt and light’ in our darkened world, I must not understate our individual necessity to repent of every action that bows to the fear of men and their corrupt deceptions that prevent us from trusting in God and enslaving us to the poisonous deceptions and sorceries of our time. With that, see if you think there is a place for the discovery of this declaration in the hearts of a significant segment of our citizens. I’ll complete the entire document in the bonus segment of today’s show at ReclaimYourLegacy.com. Listen to it and share it with your friends.

Every now and then, as things develop, it’s necessary to consider reordering political connections between one group and another, and, for good cause, establish new guidelines for operations according to the laws of Nature and Nature’s God. Good manners require the initiating party to explain the reasons for declaring independence of thought and purpose.

First, some background about what we believe and how those beliefs require us to demand changes in the established order… It is obvious that every person is created equal, including babies still preparing to enter the world. All human beings are precious, sacred, and are created by a loving God. This God endows each one of us with ironclad, inseparable civil rights; to name a few, the right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness in this world.

Government exists to secure all civil rights provided by God. Government can

only do its job if it first gets permission from The People. Government is therefore placed under the control of THE PEOPLE and exists to serve the interests of THE PEOPLE. The traditional moral precepts of the majority of the people, dearly held for millennia, make up the foundational moral code of a society, and its government, and if a government is intent on securing the rights of THE PEOPLE, it will display a respect for that foundational code.  When any government begins to run rough shod over The People, or when government behaves in a way that contradicts the will of THE PEOPLE, or when government actually destroys the civil rights of THE PEOPLE, then THE PEOPLE have an overriding Right and Duty to change their government and make it behave, or, failing that, they have a Right to abolish that abusive government and craft a replacement as they see fit. Simply put: In America, we do not suffer tyrants.

Obviously, the wise and prudent will not run about recklessly demanding government be abolished on a whim or for shallow, temporal reasons. Historically, most people would rather endure government abuse, hoping matters will change, as opposed to engaging the very painful and dangerous work of revolution.

However, when an abusive government refuses to change, refuses to listen to THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE, and indeed, when such a government insists on escalating its abuses against THE PEOPLE, demonstrating a clear intention of moving toward central control, even Despotism, then it is not only the Right of THE PEOPLE, but their Duty, to throw off such a government and appoint others devoted to serve as protectors of Liberty, Life, and the pursuit of Happiness.

For decades, and especially since 2006, the American people have suffered patiently under the near-dictatorial rule of government officials and bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., officials who have abused their authority, trampling upon the rights and liberties of THE PEOPLE. So grievous have these abuses become, especially in the last two years, THE PEOPLE have concluded the usurpations of the federal government exceed those of the King of Great Britain during the 18th century, abuses and deprivations causing the issuance of the first American Declaration of Independence, thus sparking the American Revolution.

The injuries inflicted upon THE PEOPLE of these United States by elitist politicians in Washington, and by the current occupant of the White House, are so numerous and so outrageous as to warrant a recounting of their history, demonstrating the clear intention of this government to exert control over

most aspects of American life, to the destruction of our Constitution, our freedoms, and our God-given civil rights.

Let the facts speak for themselves.

At this point the 2011 declaration lists the basic details of all the chief complaints that were well known at that time. By now, I’m sure you can think of many more extremely grievous actions that can be added to the list. I’ll summarize the main points and then invite you to pray with me before we close today’s episode.

This President and his allies have:

Fraudulently installed a national healthcare system against THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE, on its face an example of illegal wealth redistribution, exacting the largest tax increases in history without the consent of those being taxed, going so far as to force individuals to purchase insurance, a clear violation of the Constitution, and even insisting government control all medical decisions from cradle to grave, regardless of the best medical advice available.

Squandered the nation’s resources creating insurmountable debt and bankrupting the country, leaving our posterity with little hope of economic recovery, for decades, and perhaps forever. Making matters worse, in their efforts to “fundamentally transform America,” public officials in the Senate and the White House have refused to enact the most basic common-sense measures to avoid economic catastrophe.

Installed so-called “finance reform” that effectively concentrated more unconstitutional power in the federal government, giving that government virtually unlimited bailout authority and control over financial institutions. This, in addition to other power plays allowing the government to take over private industries in other sectors without any authority to do so whatsoever.

Mismanaged government control of roughly half of the residential mortgage industry, control that is in itself unconstitutional, causing the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, all in the name of redistributing wealth and providing homeownership to those otherwise unqualified to secure a loan to purchase a home.

Failed to adequately provide for the national defense by releasing secret documents from the Justice Department advising the CIA on issues of terrorism and intelligence gathering, acting against the combined advice of several former CIA directors, and in so doing, hurting the ability of the United States to provide for the common defense, effectively helping our enemies in their efforts to attack us at home.

Enacted an administrative measure allowing American tax payer funds to be spent overseas in the provisioning of abortions, completely contrary to the WILL OF THE PEOPLE. Pushing abortion on demand contrary to the WILL OF THE PEOPLE, even endorsing the murderous and heinous practice of partial birth abortion, the killing of full-term babies, and the cruel and heartless practice of isolating babies who survive abortion, allowing them to die alone, in the dark, without mercy.

Promoted the idea of detentions based only on suspicion of future, potential criminal violations, contrary to the rule of law, due process, and the presumption of innocence.

Created a two-tiered justice system insisting the federal government can decide to try suspects in civilian or military court depending on the most likely place to achieve convictions. They have exercised gross interference with due process and right to a fair trial, another example of the federal executive branch usurping power.

Argued for more surveillance of private citizens without a warrant, insisting complete government immunity from prosecution.

Declared the EPA a lead agency to begin enacting provisions of Cap and Trade legislation without such legislation being passed by Congress, effectively using the EPA for executive action outside the provisions of the Constitution, including attendant taxation, without representation.

Ignored the 10th Amendment at every turn, seeking to punish states whenever they are perceived to be acting contrary to federal will, as in the case of Arizona’s immigration law.

Promoted on every front the same-sex relationship agenda, again, against the WILL OF THE MAJORITY, advancing same-sex marriage, same-sex adoption, and the arbitrary policy shift to normalize same-sex relationships in the military, an obvious infringement upon military readiness, another weakening of our ability to provide for the common defense, and a violation of the Presidential Oath.

Pray with me:

Heavenly Father, we come first with hearts full of gratitude for the liberties we enjoy in America. We see the work of Your hands throughout our foundations and thank You that our Founders were guided by Your truths from the wisdom of the Bible. As they recognized our Republic cannot stand without You, would You open the eyes of our nation’s people, Lord, to humbly submit to the biblical principles that began our civic society. Please silence the voice of the enemy that seeks to discredit our heritage and ruin our nation forever. Continue to expose the evil poisoning every corner of our communities and let their influential powers be completely brought to destruction.  Empower your servants to resolve and courageously manifest the biblical ideals needed for the reinvigoration of this country. Do this in order that America will once again be a city on a hill, shining brightly to spread the Gospel of your Kingdom to the ends of the earth. In Jesus’ name, we pray this. Amen

The complete document we began today continues in the bonus segment of today’s program and at ReclaimYourLegacy.com.  Be sure to link to the podcasts of all our programs there and share them with your friends. While you’re at our website, if the Lord leads you to partner with me to continue the mission of Reclaiming Your Legacy, please consider helping however He enables you. Your donations are needed and appreciated as we all do our parts to bring glory to Jesus by shining His light to dispel the darkness of our times.

Bonus segment…

I’m sure as you’re hearing the list of the horribly unlawful actions of the highest powers in positions of authority in our nation, thoughts of prosecution for treason might reasonably come to mind.  Let’s not forget that God is just and His patience with evildoers always has an end. For the contrite and truly repentant there is mercy which is why Isaiah says in 26:9 that when the earth experiences God’s judgments, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. But when the wicked are cut off, Psalm 37 tells us God “sees his day coming” (37:13) and “you will see it” (37:34); they “will be destroyed” (37:38); and their posterity “will be cut off” (37:38). That’s why God’s trusting children are told in Psalm 37:7-11,

7 ​​Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; ​​Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, ​​Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.

8 ​​Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; ​​Do not fret—it only causes harm. ​

9 ​​For evildoers shall be cut off; ​​But those who wait on the LORD, ​​They shall inherit the earth.

10 ​​For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; ​​Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, ​​But it shall be no more.

11 ​​But the meek shall inherit the earth, ​​And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

The list of grievances proposed for Liberty Counsel’s 2011 Declaration of Independence continues that the modern American government’s actions …

Refused to defend in court settled law in the Defense of Marriage Act, arbitrarily declaring DOMA unconstitutional, an act usurping the powers and responsibilities of the Supreme Court, another violation of the Constitution, and the Presidential Oath.

Vowed to override the Supreme Court on the matter of free speech and campaign finance involving unions and corporations, even going so far as to use the State of the Union Address to essentially intimidate and marginalize the Justices.

Accepted campaign contributions from foreign sources over the Internet in violation of the law, thus corrupting the American electoral process.

Ignored border security and reduced funding to secure the nation’s southern border.

Engaged in several world tours to apologize for America, bowing to foreign tyrants, accommodating enemies of the United States, and denigrating friends and allies, rendering foreign relations and foreign policy impotent and in disarray.

Appointed any number of extra-constitutional executive czars working to effect substantial change in society without the consent of THE PEOPLE, the Congress, or the Courts, as in the case of appointing a same-sex activist to promote homosexuality in the public schools, going so far as to encourage normalization of aberrant behavior even in the minds of young children, all to the exclusion of parental involvement and consent.

Aggravated racial tensions and promoted class warfare by pitting one group against another, or demonizing one group while praising another, throughout debates on numerous issues, especially those issues having to do with equal opportunity, taxation and federal expenditures, all to the detriment of civilized debate and orderly problem-solving, all for the sole purpose of promoting narrow ideological agendas, primarily the acquisition of more power.

Denied our Judeo-Christian heritage, proclaiming we are an emerging Muslim nation, working in various ways to deny Christians their civil rights.

Facilitated our participation in a Libyan military incursion without the consent of Congress, without any strategic purpose, with no perceivable national security interest, contrary to the U.S. Constitution, putting our military under the authority of foreign interests, and acting on behalf of the Arab League.

Neglected domestic energy development, negatively impacting everything to do with national security and economic recovery.

Infringed on 1st and 2nd Amendment rights in a systematic, subversive fashion.

Time and again THE PEOPLE have sought redress, through free and reasonable expression. Over and over through letters, emails, phone calls and petitions, THE PEOPLE have asked the federal government to balance the books, clear the debt, get out of the way so THE PEOPLE can accomplish economic revival, and desist from power grabs to centralize and concentrate power.

Time and again THE PEOPLE have been ignored. And when THE PEOPLE began protesting in the streets two years ago, government officials, including this President, denigrated those good citizens, calling them racists, hate mongers, tea baggers, tools of corporations, puppets of partisans.

Even when those good people voted in November 2010, sending a clear “STOP” message to the President and Congress, those good people were either maligned or ignored.

The character of a President, an Administration, and a Congress is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, and, they are, therefore, unfit to be the rulers of a Free People.

We The People, therefore, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world,

solemnly declare our full intention, by any lawful means available, to remove from office all those politicians and office holders who have been complicit in the above delineated offenses, and to break the bonds between us and them. We declare, by the Rights afforded us by our Creator, that we are Duty-bound to expose and resist all unlawful decrees and policies, such as the extensive list presented above, as have been or may yet be issued by the present abusive and lawless regime in the Executive Branch and in the United States Senate.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

(the above document is from LibertyCounsel Declaration2011.pdf in my Research files (It is not available on lc.org)

As you can see, this list doesn’t begin to describe the multiplied horrific toll that has been taken by treasonous actions of the Executive and congressional branches of our government since our lawfully elected president was fraudulently prevented from continuing his leadership.  The globally corrupt deep state and the collusion of satanic powers is pulling the strings of big media, big tech, big pharma and all that is more gargantuan than we can imagine in every form of international corporate enterprise.

The severity of the attacks on humanity are beyond our ability to comprehend.

There are planned pandemics, orchestrated food and gas shortages, weather warfare causing natural disasters to create the hoax of climate change, forced vaccinations that murder millions and potentially billions and severely weaken the surviving ones, insane plans to end humanity and make everyone a 100% controlled cyborg, and so much more.

Then there is the removal of all rights and freedoms from humanity, the installing of vaccine passports which create inhumane societies where only the constantly injected can function, the building of a world where every soul will be monitored day and night by an omnipresent surveillance system.

The plans being rolled out by the psychopaths that managed to occupy the highest seats in almost every land of the world, are too absurd for words.

The president of Chile said on national television that 5G will read everybody’s thoughts but also insert thoughts and emotions, thus becoming the central nervous system of our societies.

Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum confirms this, with the statement that one of the results of making every human a cyborg will be, that we will all be elevated to one and the same consciousness.

The insane professor Yuval Noah Harari is promoted by the United Nations and the World Economic Forum to voice their agenda even more, by stating that the era of free will and faith in God is over, as every human can now be hacked and programmed.

These are statements we have all heard before… in modern Sci-Fi horror movies!

But now these insane criminals are publicly declaring their official agenda for mankind. The attack being launched on humanity is beyond description.

Their plan is to crush humanity under these orchestrated catastrophes, so we would accept their one world government of unprecedented control and tyranny to “save” us.

Is there any hope for our world?

My friend, David Sorensen, author of StopWorldControl.com explains why we all should have deep conviction, that God’s principles are at work and He is not expecting anyone but His enemies to be nervous about what’s ahead. (See https://stopworldcontrol.com/die/)

The insanity of the plans of the evil forces at work is so extreme, that it is exposing them for who they are. Hundreds of millions have awakened in the past year, and this is just the start of what will be a monumental eruption of truth in our world.

Although these monsters own literally all the mainstream media worldwide, and have a total monopoly over the information flow, they are still not able to truly brainwash the world.

Imagine this: they own the thousands upon thousands of newspapers, radio stations, TV agencies, the major book publishers, and on top of that they own most hospitals and virtually the entire worldwide heath care system, which allows them to dictate policies so cruel and criminal, that some doctors have killed themselves, because they no longer could go along with it.  Their control over the world is unimaginable.

The documentary MONOPOLY shows this in detail, with all the evidence on screen, how essentially every major brand, name, corporation, industry in this world – be it food, travel, agriculture, energy, automotive, healthcare, entertainment, clothing, technology, EVERYTHING – is owned by the very same small group of astronomically wealthy satanists.  They own the world, so to speak!

They also “own” virtually all governments, through bribery, blackmailing, and brainwashing, giving them full control over almost every single nation on earth.

Yet… despite all this control, power and wealth, despite their all-encompassing grip on media and the flow of information, despite their massive censorship deployed worldwide – despite all of that, and much more… they are not able to control the world as they wish.

In the midst of their greatest assault of all time, they have caused a mass awakening of proportions nobody can oversee. And again: it’s only just starting!

An estimated 50% of all America is by now somewhat aware that something very evil is at work. They have all seen the craziness of Fauci and his dwarfs.  They are observing how the injections are murdering and crippling people all around them.  They are beginning to wake up. In other nations the percentage of awakened people varies from 5 to 30%.

What I see is that the One who is above all, works in the hearts of people, despite the blinding brainwashing deployed by the news and government propaganda.

Hundreds of millions, and soon it will be billions, are beginning to respond to a broadcast that is stronger than the 24/7 propaganda through the screens.

They hear a voice that is deeper, stronger, clearer and that removes the blindfold over their mind. And this is just the early start of something that will transform our world.

Desperate, the criminals try to shut down the voices of truth speakers, but they can never shut down the voice of the Eternal One, who ministers to the hearts of innumerable people worldwide.

He convinces them of good and evil, and encourages all of us to choose light over darkness, truth over deception, courage over betrayal, and he is causing an awakening this world has never seen.

So, despite the fact that there is massive worldwide eruption of evil, the likes of which humanity has never witnessed, there is likewise an ever greater and stronger movement of light, truth, freedom, right, justice, and hope breaking through.

You are not called to sit back.

Don’t be a coward who shuts up, out of fear for consequences. Don’t betray your world, your beloved ones and all of humanity by choosing security over truth.

We all must rise up and speak out. We have a mission. Share the truth more than ever. Spread it in ways you never did before. Find new ways, be creative, smart, effective. Do something! We all have a mission, no one is excluded.

Those who refuse, are traitors to humanity, this world, and everyone dear to them. Now is the time to show what we are made of.

SPEAK TRUTH IN ANY WAY YOU CAN.

Let the voice of freedom roar. Expose evil like never before. Pray with more intent than you ever did. And be full of hope and courage, because a new day is dawning, even during the darkest night of history.

When you read the horrifying reports, know that they are to expose the plans of the wicked. Never see them as some doomsday declarations. Understand they are a blazing light that is revealing a great evil, so that we can resist and stop it.  We need to reveal the plans of these satanic criminals. We must expose them by all means, to the world.

Please take the reports and videos, that are published at Stop World Control.com and spread them in all directions, shattering the molds of mind control over people everywhere. Use them as tools for awakening.

But never allow despair or fear to ever rule over you. The truth sets us free, and it can be terrifying at first. But once we understand the purpose of this truth, we can use it to deliver our beautiful world. Once works of evil, prepared in darkness, are exposed by the light, they are no longer hidden, and can be dealt with by God working through His children to disciple the nations and glorify Jesus Christ, expanding the reign of His kingdom throughout all the earth.

Let’s be this blazing light.

Only an Informed and Involved People Can be Free

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?”

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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.

Samuel Langdon’s address was titled “Government Corrupted By Vice”:
Do you think our preachers today could help our churches learn from his remarks?  Listen to just a few of them.  See ref at https://americanminute.com/blogs/todays-american-minute/if-you-take-away-religion-you-cannot-hire-enough-police-harvard-professor-clay-christensen-quoting-fulbright-scholar-american-minute-with-bill-federer


“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…”

Langdon added:
 
“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 nationwho 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.

More recently, on February 8, 2011, Harvard Professor Clay Christensen, the Robert & Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, observed: [at https://americanminute.com/blogs/todays-american-minute/if-you-take-away-religion-you-cannot-hire-enough-police-harvard-professor-clay-christensen-quoting-fulbright-scholar-american-minute-with-bill-federer ]

“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.

Ben Franklin

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).

Bonus segment…

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…

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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).

Informed Action generates community reformation when truth comes first

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.”

(Isaiah 59:14-16).
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Americans Rediscovering their Covenant with God

By Dennis Petersen

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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.

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Watchmen are Assigned to Warn their Community of Danger

By Dennis Petersen

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?

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Equipping Soldiers in Wartime with Truth and Strategy

By Dennis Petersen

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.

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Standing Up for Righteousness Against Organized Evil

By Dennis Petersen

“WHO WILL RISE UP FOR ME AGAINST THE EVILDOERS? WHO WILL STAND UP FOR ME AGAINST THE WORKERS OF INIQUITY?” (Psalm 94:16).

Have you ever noticed the strong words God has for those who deliberately practice evil?  They are sometimes referred to as “evildoers” in the Bible.  Because we often tend to look at Scripture in a more personalized application, we can miss the fact that God’s word of condemnation often refers to the concerted efforts of organized evildoers.  Likewise, it’s important for us to realize that our Heavenly Father is working in us corporately as His body to unitedly pray and work together to “destroy the works of (our enemy) the devil.” With that in mind, hear some of what God says about these enemy “workers of iniquity.”

“evildoers shall be cut off…” Psalm 37:9 …destroyed… eliminated… wiped out.

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