First, they threatened the pastor. He’s a born-again, godly pastor with a wonderful testimony and graduate of Master’s Seminary in California.
Next, they threw him in jail for violating COVID laws for holding church services.
After fining him and releasing him from jail, the police were at the Spruce Grove church in Edmonton, Alberta before 8 a.m.
Crews could be seen putting fencing up around the building’s perimeter, as well as blocking off several parking stalls. Alberta Health Services physically closed GraceLife Church and has prevented access to the building until GLC can demonstrate the ability to comply with Alberta’s chief medical officer of health’s (CMOH) restrictions,” AHS said in a statement Wednesday morning.
It appears Satan has a grip on our northern neighbor. Does this mean we won’t be too far behind?
Obeying God Not Man
The pages of history are filled with examples of faithful believers who resolutely obeyed God, even if it meant facing severe repercussions from men.
When Daniel refused to stop praying, he was thrown into a den of lions. When the apostles refused to stop proclaiming the name of Jesus, they were arrested and scourged. When the church father Polycarp refused to renounce Christ, he was burned at the stake. When the Puritan John Bunyan refused to stop preaching, he was put in jail for twelve years. Many other examples could be given, but the point is clear.
To obey God rather than men is not always easy. But it has been the heartbeat of believers in every age.
James Coates is a living illustration of that same kind of resolve. When government officials interfered with his congregation’s ability to meet and worship, James and his fellow elders determined they must choose God over government. That courageous stand came at a cost. James was arrested.
When he appeared before the judge, he was told he would be released if he stopped holding church services as he had been doing. Like Luther at the Diet of Worms, he respectfully answered that he could not do so. His conscience was bound to God and Scripture. As a result, James was imprisoned and treated like a common criminal.
It is clear the Provincial Health Authority of Alberta wants to make an example out of James. But believers across North America should also want to point out his example, because his conduct has truly been exemplary. The church should stand in solidarity with James’ courage and the courage of his church today! We should applaud the unwavering convictions on which that courage is established.
We need to be trusting the Lord in this assault, and continue to pray for our dear brother, his wife, his sons, his fellow elders, and his congregation.
Our prayer is only that, as a result of these bazar circumstances, the message of the gospel will shine forth to the honor of Christ.
Soli Deo Gloria! To God Be The Glory!
The tide is changing! We can feel it and now we can read it. As America runs from God, her new found pride over rejecting God is getting bolder and louder as she seems no longer embarrassed by her arrogance or interested in hiding it from God’s people… or from God!
America, Rejecting God Showing Godless Mindset
A recent article in the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo News is headlined, “Why America’s Record Godlessness is Good News for the Nation.”
In part it reads, “The secularization of U.S. society—the waning of religious faith, practice and affiliation—is continuing at a dramatic and historically unprecedented pace. While many may consider such a development as a cause for concern, such a worry is not warranted. This increasing godlessness in America is actually a good thing, to be welcomed and embraced.”
Are you serious?
As recently as 1976, nearly 40% of Americans said they believed that the Bible was the actual word of God—to be taken literally. Today, only about 20% of Americans believe that. More believe the Bible is a collection of fables, history and tales written by men.
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) recently proclaimed that God’s will was of no concern to this Congress. First, the liberals kicked God out of the Pledge of Allegiance and then out of their Democrat National Conventions since 2012. Until recently, they did not make an effort to force the rest of the nation to also abandon God.
Secularization has consequences. Check out nations that have experimented with it: Japan, Scandinavia, Australia, the U.K. and Eastern Europe. How is society functioning in Godless Cuba, Venezuela, China and Russia?
Once God is gone, repression follows.
The article heralding America’s new Godlessness said that now society can embrace abortion, socialized medicine, euthanasia, and gun control.
It reads, “The organic secularization we are experiencing in the United States is a progressive force for good, one that is associated with improved human rights, more protections for planet Earth, and an increased socio-cultural propensity to make this life as fair and just as we can—in the here and now—rather than in a heavenly reward that fewer and fewer of us believe in.”
Does this not foreshadow the words of Luke 18:8: When Christ returns, will He find any of faith?
Government Becomes God
For one hundred years, there has been an effort to make the government god. Starting in 2020, a new and unforeseen element was added that furthered that agenda—fear. Fear of a pandemic.
It became the perfect storm.
Author and blogger Jonathan Brentner writes, “The combination of fear and the great deception of our time, have made vast numbers of people willing to submit to the government, which they now regard as the protector of their health. As a result, they have willingly given up many of their rights and freedoms for the sake of remaining healthy, a trend sure to continue.
“And very few pastors stand up against the restriction regarding the freedom of religion imposed on them by socialist governors.”
Given Over To A Reprobate Mind
Four of the most terrifying words in the Bible are “God gave them over.” (Romans 1:24-28) Because man rejected God, He gave them over to a reprobate mind. We find the same principle in 2 Thessalonians 2, but this time in terms of end-time man’s delusional beliefs. To those who reject God’s truth, He will send them a powerful spirit of delusion allowing them to misjudge what’s actually occurring in the last days. They will believe that what is false is actually true. We are seeing this more and more in our generation!
The Stage is Being Set
Just 50-100 years ago, our churches were filled on Sundays. Even though the Mainline Protestants were in decline, still faithful Presbyterians, Lutherans, and Methodists joyfully sang hymns. The evangelical church was exploding in reaction to the liberalism that had invaded the church.
The thought of a prominent U.S. Congressman stating that our government was not concerned with God’s will was unthinkable!
But 50-100 years ago we were not so late in the game! The shadow of the Tribulation hadn’t yet arrived. Few were even thinking about Antichrist and his looming empire, much less knowingly or unknowingly heralding his coming. Now he is on the horizon. So are the Four Horsemen.
Evil is on its way but so is the Rapture of the Church.
That’s the good news in the midst of this sad story about America.
Jesus is coming soon whether the church today talks about it or not. Jesus is coming whether the godless culture believes it or not. They didn’t believe God would judge the world in Noah’s day either!
Nothing can stop the spiraling events leading the world into God’s great Day of Wrath just as nothing can stop the soon return of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. It is imminent. Any minute.
ONE PERSON’S RIGHTEOUS BOLDNES CAN INSPIRE OTHERS WHO ARE LESS BOLD.
THAT’S WHAT GIDEON FOUND OUT!
STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE, BE BOLD, AND STAND UP FOR JESUS TODAY!
When the men of the town rose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was broken down, and the Asherah beside it was cut down, and the second bull was offered on the altar that had been built. And they said to one another, “Who has done this thing?” And after they had searched and inquired they said “Gideon, the son of Joash has done this thing.” Then the men of the town said to Joash, “Bring out your son, that he may die, for he has broken down the altar of Baal and cut down the Asherah beside it.” But Joash said to all who stood against him, “Will you contend for Baal? Or will you save him? Whoever contends for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god let him contend for himself, because his altar has been broken down.”
When we stand up for what is Godly and right, we are often immediately opposed.
However, as we see in this passage, one person’s righteous boldness can inspire many others who are less bold yet desire to do the right thing.
GIDEON DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING OUT OF CHARACTER and stand up for the Lord to turn back the tide of evil.
He usually just hid when trouble came his way.
What can you do for the Lord today? Maybe you can speak up and oppose evil and call evil, evil and good, good!
Our country and the church could use a few more Gideon’s right now! By being bold for Jesus you can have a profound effect on others.
The largest state in America continues to drag the rest of us down with no bottom in sight!
Radicalism Thrives On The Left Coast
Welcome To The End Times!
Christian prayer in public school is prohibited, but now the kooks in California are trying to force millions of students to chant to the Aztec gods of human sacrifice and cannibalism.
Imagine an American state where Christian prayer in schools is both banned and vilified, with a university school curriculum that has students chanting to pagan Aztec gods.
The curriculum recommends that teachers lead their students in a series of indigenous songs, chants, and affirmations, including the “In Lak Ech Affirmation,” which appeals directly to the Aztec gods. Students first clap and chant to the god Tezkatlipoka—whom the Aztecs traditionally worshipped with human sacrifice and cannibalism—asking him for the power to be “warriors” for “social justice.”
Next, the students chant to the gods Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totek, seeking “healing epistemologies” and “a revolutionary spirit.” Huitzilopochtli, in particular, is the Aztec deity of war and inspired hundreds of thousands of human sacrifices during Aztec rule.
Finally, the chant comes to a climax with a request for “liberation, transformation, [and] decolonization,” after which students shout “Panche beh! Panche beh!” in pursuit of ultimate “critical consciousness.”
Investigative reporter Christopher Rufo obtained the proposed curriculum and broke it down:
- The solution, according to the curriculum materials, is to “name, speak to, resist, and transform the hegemonic Eurocentric neocolonial condition” in a posture of “transformational resistance.” The ultimate goal, Cuauhtin says, is to engineer a “counter-genocide” against whites.
- The curriculum includes an official “ethnic studies community chant,” in which students appeal to the Aztec gods—including the god of human sacrifice—for the power to become “warriors” for “social justice.” Students seek a “a revolutionary spirit” through these incantations.
The California Department of Education will vote on the statewide ethnic studies curriculum next week.
The radical Left is not really a political force so much as it is a religious entity, where worshippers are subjugated to the worship of the climate, the earth, and the entire pantheon of pagan gods and goddesses so favored by all those that reject God. It is a demonic spirit that continues to rise as we approach the rise of Antichrist. I hope you are ready to fly!
The last Ethiopian Aliya flight from “Operation Rock of Israel” has landed in Israel.
“I will surely gather all of you, Jacob; I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel. I will bring them together like sheep in a pen, like a flock in its pasture; the place will throng with people.”
What Lens Are You Looking Through?
How do you see what’s happening in the U.S. and in the world today?
While most are looking to political solutions, the church should focus through the lens of God’s providential dealings with America in the Last-Days.
To reinforce that focus, this article addresses America’s current state of decline.
The Decline of America Happening Fast
God rules over all. He therefore sovereignly controls the birth, lifespan, and demise of every earthly nation including America.
From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.
While it would be nice if the Bible clearly laid out the role of the United States in the last days, the silence of scripture on this subject may tell us more than we realize. America will no longer be a leader of nations, but a follower. End-time events do not include America as the great international heavyweight it was at the beginning of the twenty first century.
We are already starting to get a better sense of how rapidly the Biden administration is accelerating the decline of America in accordance with Bible prophecy!
I do not believe the U.S. will be a superpower any longer when the 7-year Tribulation begins. As a result, I am expecting the U.S.’s global power and influence to decline between now and the start of the Tribulation.
Although we are still early in how this administration will play out, it should be noted that the unprecedented upheaval during the chaotic demonstrations of 2020 have greatly affected the world’s view toward America. Additionally, the division and turmoil that erupted from the 2020 election fiasco increased the world’s concerns about America to the point where many have already begun to reevaluate the strength of America’s role going forward.
Biden’s order to hang the LGBTQI pride flag next to old glory at every US Embassy around the world has downgraded America’s testimony to a new low. Imagine all the diplomats that are daily visiting or passing by our embassy and staring at the pride flag next to the red, white, and blue. Incredibly sad!
America’s diplomats are being forced to oversee the spread of the LGBTQI agenda as a pillar of American foreign policy. Perception is everything and the perception of a weakened America plays into the hands of the enemy. While America was once known for her passion for souls and spreading the Gospel around the world, she’s now becoming recognized for spreading sin.
In Proverbs 14:34, we read,
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”
The verse does not say that America’s past righteousness will exalt us today or tomorrow, nor does it say that our current sin will one day be a reproach in the distant future. It warns us that the sin of America is a reproach today!
The question on my mind for the past several years has been: “In the last days, will America face a gradual decline or a rapid decline?” We will see as time goes on but observing the unprecedented dispatch of Biden’s un-American and ungodly orders has caused me to think more about a rapid decline scenario.
A rapid decline in the U.S.’s power could cause global chaos, especially in the Middle East. A power vacuum in the Mideast created by a weakened U.S. would embolden the key anti-Israel forces of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Hamas, Hezbollah and other countries in a bid for regional supremacy. Israel could begin to face more testing and conflicts with its neighbors, as the U.S. may not be able to help (or willing to help) if Israel is under attack.
To prevent Iranian aggression against the Jewish State under Biden, and to thwart Iran’s capacity to achieve nuclear weapons we could see Israel make a surprise preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. This could occur at any time just as they took out the secret nuclear facilities of Iraq (Operation Babylon 1981) and Syria (Operation Outside the Box – 2007). Since Biden has come into office, Prime Minister Netanyahu has been upping the rhetoric about Israel’s willingness to go it alone and take-out Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
Israel’s decision for such a risky move may be determined by their national elections in a few weeks on March 23, 2021. If Benjamin Netanyahu remains in power, Iran will remain cautious. However, if Israel chooses a more liberal Prime Minister, along the lines of Biden, their window to hit Iran will likely close.
If a more liberal ruler comes into power in Israel simultaneously with a liberal U.S. president, the pace of events toward the start of the Tribulation period could dramatically increase. It’s not difficult to imagine a scenario where a liberal U.S. President together with a liberal Prime Minister of Israel would make it their priority to divide the Promised Land and require Israel to vacate the so-called West Bank (Judea and Samaria) for the State of Palestine.
With trillions of dollars wasted over COVID “relief packages” packed with pork, the U.S. national debt will swell this year to nearly $30 trillion. This year alone, the democrats will grow the U.S. budget deficit $3.8 trillion and put the government on a path to spend more money in one year than the previous 200+ years.
Biden and company are set to borrow more money over the next 12 months than the U.S. government borrowed to finance the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Cold War together.
As the debt balloons to eye-popping amounts, it’s becoming easier to see how America could implode under the weight of its unsustainable national debt. A debt-crises scenario would also cripple America’s military capability causing America to passively resign its role as world policeman and signal the end of America as the world’s greatest superpower.
The United States would be forced to adopt a more likely posture of “falling in line” with other nations, not leading. With America sidelined, it leaves the door wide open for the coming beast empire and the rise of Antichrist.
If America continues to decline at its current pace, we could see other countries jump at the opportunity to become regional or global players. For instance, we could see conflict arising from Iran’s friends in North Korea and China with the power vacuum created by a weakened U.S.
Ultimately, I envision America in bad shape by the time of the start of the Tribulation and the rise of Antichrist. The sudden and mysterious removal of millions of Americans in the Rapture could certainly play a big role in contributing to America’s decline overnight just before the start of the Tribulation. With the restrainer removed (2 Thess. 2:7-8) and America removed, the pathway for the rise of the “man of sin” will be cleared (2 Thess. 3:3).
Keep in mind that I’m not a prophet so I don’t know what the exact timeline is as we approach the Tribulation. I believe a rapid decline in the U.S. gets us to the outcome of a weakened America far quicker than a gradual decline. We’ll see what happens, but I am becoming more confident that we have already entered the period of the rapid decline of our nation.
The church needs to discern that, in the sovereignty of God, the next four years could bring us right up to the door of the final 7 years! I’m not saying it will but I believe it is wise to anticipate it might!
For the most part, the church is asleep concerning the serious time of the hour. We need to be praying for the Body of Christ at large and for our local churches to wake-up and not be caught sleeping when the Lord returns.
Where are the preachers today who should be sounding the trumpet we have entered the danger zone? Remember, Jesus warned us this would happen! He said He will come in a time when the world will not anticipate His arrival or be ready!
It is the personal responsibility of every believer to not let that happen to yourself, your family, or your church and to remain on duty as a faithful watchman!
Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
The level of injustice, hatred and corruption among the leadership that has risen up in America is a stench in the nostrils of God Almighty.
However the leaders didn’t get this way out of nowhere; they are merely a reflection of the level of injustice, hatred, and corruption among the people of this nation.
Telling honest, Christ-loving citizens, that being white and aligned with the former President makes you a terrorist and a threat to the nation is not the best approach to healing our country. Instead, it’s in line with the enemy’s path for widening our divide and it surely will not end well! But it might mean the Lord is coming soon!
So keep looking up because He is coming down and our best days are still ahead in the Father’s House with Jesus our Lord!
Movement of Hate Nominated For What?
BLM activists harassed diners seated on the patio of a Mexican restaurant and allegedly demanded they raise their fists. Other activists from the movement also surrounded Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and several women for several minutes on the streets of Washington, DC, as they attempted to leave a Republican National Convention event at the White House.
Last September, released data from Princeton University showed that riots associated with the Black Lives Matter movement took place in 48 out of the 50 largest cities in the United States.
The very idea of a group like Black Lives Matter whose methods are so violent and anarchist being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize should be a wake up call to every believer as to where we are today at the end of the church-age. And it should be repugnant to every human with a brain or a conscience.
The riots BLM caused for 6 months last year resulted in a dozen dead and over $2 billion in arson and damages, making it the most costly riots in the history of America. Now someone wants to give these domestic terrorists a peace prize??
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that Antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” 1 John 2:18
I have always stood with the plight of black people here in America, and have done my best my entire life to stand against racism in all its many forms. I find the idea of ‘white supremacy’ to be abhorrent, just as I find the idea of black supremacy to be equally disgusting. Mob rule, for whatever the reason, is always an ugly thing and it always begets violence. Once you sanction violence as a means to an end, you have lost the battle.
The Black Lives Matter Movement, a Communist organization founded on Marxism, is a disgusting proposition, and is antithetical to freedom and to a free people. I stand against racism and always will, and I’ve stood against the deception and gestapo tactics of Black Lives Matter from the first day they showed up.
Black Lives Matter Nobel Peace Prize??
FROM BREITBART NEWS: The nomination was made by Petter Eide, a member of Norway’s parliament who considered the effort to be “a very important worldwide movement to fight racial injustice,” and brushed off questions regarding violent protests in the movement’s name. “Studies have shown that most of the demonstrations organized by Black Lives Matter have been peaceful,” Eide said. “Of course there have been incidents, but most of them have been caused by the activities of either the police or counter-protestors.”
Yikes, this guy Eide has surely drunk the Kool-aid and is repeating the lie and narrative that evil is good and good is evil. Welcome to the end times!
Last September, demonic BLM rioters accosted and threatened a woman screaming, “Are You A Christian.” And in Charlotte, NC you may remember I reported the disturbing story of BLM chanting in the streets “F… Your Jesus!”
We should not forget the bigger picture here that Satan is using BLM as a tool to widen the division in America and that, in the providence of God, our unhinged disunity is another plank in the weakening of America toward its ultimate downfall in the last days.
Since this dangerous movement, backed by Satan, held destructive riots in 48 out of the 50 largest cities in the United States, let’s not forget the real facts when some liberal kook from Norway makes such a bazaar nomination.
The Norway-based Nobel Committee is expected to choose the winners of the award in November. READ MORE
Everywhere he went while campaigning last year we found Joe Biden bowing down in the streets in a disgusting show of favor and acceptance of the lawlessness and extremism of BLM. We have a president in the Whitehouse who favors anarchism!