Proverbs 29:2 observes a fact about the result of influence in a culture for good or bad. It says, “When the (uncompromisingly) righteous (those who are godly and in right relationship with Almighty God) flourish by increasing in number and in authority over the land, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan as if in mourning.”
Well, there’s a lot of groaning and complaining going on about the wicked, the corrupt and compromised immorality of all kinds going on at every level of society, particularly in the ruling class.
It’s natural to look at that, as most of us always have, and complain about the influence of wicked rulers, but there’s more to it than that… much more.
When you return from a day at work, or out shopping, or driving on the highways, or just interacting with the general public, would you say that the God-fearing, morally pure population of your country is “flourishing” and increasing in number?
Remember… all that must happen for evil to flourish in a culture is for the good people to keep quiet and do nothing. Light dispels darkness. It’s not the other way around.
Isn’t it interesting how God’s Word can have fresh application even though we know it has specific revelation? He provides insight for His people in every era of history in unique ways according to the times in which we live.
Isaiah 9:2 tells us “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.” We realize that Jesus, our Messiah, is the fulfillment of that prophesy. But it’s amazing how the light of Jesus, through His Holy Spirit can specially encourage His people even when they walk through their own unique lands “of the shadow of death.”
“For nothing is concealed that will not become evident, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light.” Luke 8:17
Have you ever thought about the actions that are taken by those who survive and win when under attack in a war between God and evil?
The brilliant Christian philosopher of the 20th Century, C. S. Lewis wrote, “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”
Dr Simone Gold, MD, JD spoke at Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Ventura, California, posted on YouTube Oct 29, 2021. This post is in danger of being removed and is presumable posted elsewhere on Rumble or Bitchute, but you can read the time-stamped transcript at the YouTube link.
We’re all facing a lot of censorship and rampant disinformation and propaganda these days. If you’ve been a sincere follower of the Way of our master, Jesus the Messiah-the Christ for very long, you’ve likely been reminded of the answer of Peter and John to the Sanhedrin in Acts 4:19-20. Do you remember it? Dr Luke records it this way.
“But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”
Honest people can’t help when confronted to give a straight-forward testimony of what they have personally witnessed. This applies not only to our testimony of what our Lord has done in our lives. It is a principle that applies to every area of what we know to be true, especially if that knowledge can make a life-saving difference in the choices that someone else will make, even after making a chain of bad choices.
If you think about it, there’s a particularly good reason why one of the most oft-repeated warnings of the Bible and Jesus Himself, is the familiar phrase, “do not be deceived.” Anyone who reads the Bible is familiar with the fact that the devil’s most glaring identity is “The Deceiver” (Rev 12:9), And his chief strategy to “steal, kill and destroy” (John 10:10) is the clever art of deception. It has now become widely recognized that those who routinely get their knowledge and understanding from main stream media, and those who listen to all the corruption that is there, are inevitably more likely to fall for their deception. And almost every statement that is made on those public platforms are laced with dishonest, misleading and downright destructive intentions. If anything has awakened millions of our peers to the reality of evil in our world, it is the blatant distortion of reality presented in today’s anti-Christ portals of news and entertainment.
What if one of your most trusted friends told you that you’re about to discover the cure for a serious crisis you’re worried about? Well, naturally, you’d have questions… all of us would.
What is the biggest positive outcome of the global crisis of 2020? There are many ways to think about the shockingly life-changing events and conditions of the past year. Whoever you talk to, one thing becomes really clear… and really fast. There’s a lot of confusion, misinformation, and deep anxiety about a lot of things touching practically every single person’s life in nearly every single part of the world … at least, where there’s a significant population of people. In terms of personal physical health, national governmental stability, moral corruption in business, science, and politics, or religious application of beliefs regarding just about anything, it’s becoming easier than ever to expose the biggest contrast in reality! What’s that?
As the Angel of the Lord told Joshua in Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous” so, God is telling us this is a time to choose. And courage is rising in America to overcome the influence of ungodly secularism.
In times of relative peace and quiet, the virtue of courage is often unseen and little spoken of. But when the pressure is on; when the conflict of good and evil is raised for all to see; when the dangers and threats of evildoers are brazen and menacing, then courage arises in those who are empowered with personal knowledge and experience.
Why are so many reluctant to get the covid “vaccine” And why will my family not get the injection being falsely advertised as necessary for society?
We’ve frequently talked about the Bible’s warnings about ignorance, foolish thinking, apathy, and deception. My whole purpose in preparing our weekly show to help you, our listeners, to reclaim your legacy, is hopefully to equip you with, not only more knowledge about topics impacting the legacy you leave to your next generation, but to help you sharpen your discernment. You can access many referenced historical, scientific and Biblical studies about these at reclaimyourlegacy.com. We all know the hot topics that are on almost everyone’s minds these days. But how many get to hear the truth being exposed almost completely without the help of the major institutions and formerly trusted influencers of the world? You might not have been told yet what’s going on in the medical world to draw millions away from the MSM.
The Bible’s wisdom tells us in Proverbs 18:17 that “The first one to plead his cause seems right, until his neighbor comes and examines him.”
So, let’s dare to honestly evaluate the controversy being used by spiritual powers to wreak confusion and unnecessary division in society and even God’s family.
Mark Twain said “it’s easier to fool People than convince People they’re being fooled.”
Germany’s NAZI Fuhrer of the Third Reich, Adolph Hitler, is famous for saying that if you tell masses of people a big enough lie, and tell them often enough, they will believe just about anything.
Have you gotten just a bit tired of seeing lies promoted to guide public policies in our communities? Why don’t more people have the guts to ask sincere questions and help all the “sheep” remove the real pandemic “disguise” of stupidity, propaganda and deception?
“Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.”