When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Shall Live By Faith
We have all just witnessed the disastrous Biden visit to Eastern Europe. In the space of just a few days, Biden threatened Russia with a chemical weapons attack, told American troops that they would soon be fighting in Ukraine, and threatened to assassinate Vladimir Putin. Things have gotten so bad that even deep state players realize Biden is a liability and may need to be removed from power.
The behind-the-scenes political intrigue going on in Washington, D.C. means America is at a level of danger not seen since the Civil War.
The problem with removing Joe is that the V.P. may be worse! And since Pelosi comes after Harris we find ourselves in a political no-win situation. How did we get here so fast? Where’s God?
The Old Testament prophet Habakkuk saw the rapidly deteriorating spiritual condition of his nation, yet God didn’t seem interested in doing anything about it. That frustrated Habakkuk, and he let God know. “God,” he said, “things are horrible around here and getting worse. You can’t trust the leadership. They’re lying to the people. Things are really bad, Lord, and You’re not lifting a hand to stop any of it.”
God responded, “Habakkuk, if I told you what I was doing, your ears would tingle.” Then the Lord began to tell the prophet how He intended to bring the Babylonians as His instrument of judgment against the nation of Judah.
Habakkuk never expected to hear that and cried out, “Lord, wait a minute—that’s not fair! We’re bad, yes; but they are much worse than we are. Why would You use a nation more wicked than Judah to punish Your own people?”* Habakkuk concluded, “I don’t understand this at all. I’ll just go into my tower and wait to see what You do.”
As he sat in the watch tower, watching to see how God would act, the Word that the Lord gave Habakkuk is pertinent to believers living in America today.
“The just shall live by his faith”
Through these words, the Lord was explaining to him, “Habakkuk, you are going to have to trust Me. You’re not going to understand. You’re going to see things that will shake you—but the just shall live by faith.”
Like Habakkuk, American’s who love the Lord and are watching the corruption and steep moral decline of our country also feel shaken by what God’s judgment has brought upon our land!
But in contrast to the proud and insolent rulers of the world, the just will be preserved through faithfulness to God. From Habakkuk and the Apostle Paul (Romans 1:17; Gal. 3:11) we learn that faith is not a one-time act, but a way of life. We are citizens of a better country not made by hands and so we are to, “seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God” (Col. 3:1).
This great declaration of God—“The just shall live by faith”—is like saying, God’s Sovereignty is My Sanity!
Habakkuk had to accept God’s plans over his personal expectations for Israel!
When difficulty rises, or when confronted with uncertainty, doubt, or fear, we can run to Him and find shelter from the storm. How do you access the spiritual promises of God? You do it by faith.
I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.”
The Prophetic Impact of Russia’s War with Ukraine
Tim Buck – Fotet.org
The Black Horse
– Food Shortage –
Wheat shortages are prophesied in Revelation 6 to begin near the start of the Tribulation. But wheat shortages are already becoming a reality and predicted to get much worse THIS YEAR! How close are we getting to the coming, 7-year Tribulation period?
The headline on the above weather map that was just released read, “Severe Drought and Dust Bowl Conditions Threaten to Create a Disastrous Winter Wheat Harvest in the U.S.” When I saw the headline I thought to myself, “this is exactly what we don’t need right now.” But I caught myself and my next thought was that God doesn’t always give the world what it needs because sometimes a season comes when God gives the world not what they need but what they deserve!
Food prices in the U.S. have already been soaring, and now we are on track for an absolutely horrible winter wheat harvest in the heart of the American bread basket. Due to extreme drought, winter wheat is in very bad shape in states such as Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
Of course this comes at a time when the war in Ukraine is going to greatly reduce wheat exports from Russia and Ukraine. Over the last 12 months, the price of wheat has already risen 69 percent, and now the crisis threatens to go to an entirely new level.
By the end of 2022, we are going to witness serious shortages of food in many parts of the globe. In fact, World Bank President David Malpass is openly admitting that we are now facing “a huge supply shock” as a result of the war in Ukraine.
We were already moving into a global food crisis even before the war erupted. According to the UN, worldwide food prices in February 2022 were 20.7 percent higher than they were in February 2021, fertilizer prices have gone absolutely nuts, crop production is down all over the planet due to crazy weather patterns, and supply chain problems caused by the pandemic continue to create ongoing headaches. But now that the war has erupted, it is going to push this rapidly growing global food crisis to a level that none of us have ever seen before.
Under normal conditions, Ukraine exports tremendous amounts of food and is considered to be one of the most important “breadbaskets” on the planet.
Unfortunately, everything has changed now, and this has pushed the global price of wheat up 55 percent since a week before the invasion happened…
Ukrainian farmers have been forced to neglect their fields as millions flee, fight or try to stay alive. Ports are shut down that send wheat and other food staples worldwide to be made into bread, noodles and animal feed. And there are worries Russia, another agricultural powerhouse, could have its grain exports upended by Western sanctions.
While there have not yet been global disruptions to wheat supplies, prices have surged 55% since a week before the invasion amid concerns about what could happen next. If the war is prolonged, countries that rely on affordable wheat exports from Ukraine could face shortages starting in July, International Grains Council director Arnaud Petit told The Associated Press.
Right now, the global price of food is the highest that it has ever been, and Russia and Ukraine normally account for “nearly a third of the world’s wheat and barley exports”.
Now that exports from Russia will be greatly reduced and exports from Ukraine will be virtually non-existent, some countries will almost immediately be facing extreme stress.
For example, just consider Lebanon. The Lebanese normally get 60 percent of their wheat from Ukraine…
War-ravaged Syria recently announced it would cut spending and ration staples. In nearby Lebanon, where a massive explosion at the Beirut port in 2020 destroyed the country’s main grain silos, authorities are scrambling to make up for a predicted wheat shortage, with Ukraine providing 60% of its supply. They are in talks with the U.S., India and Canada to find other sources for a country already in financial meltdown.
Things are going to be very challenging in Europe as well…
Ukraine supplies Europe with 60% of its corn and nearly half of a key component in the grains needed to feed livestock.
Meanwhile, crops all over the world are in surprisingly poor shape because weather conditions have been so strange.
Israel wants to help Egypt find alternative sources of wheat. The majority of the country’s wheat is imported from Ukraine. Rising wheat prices stemming from Russia’s invasion are taking a toll on the Egyptian economy.
It’s is being projected that China’s wheat crop could also be disrupted.
The condition of China’s winter wheat crop could be the “worst in history”, the agriculture minister said on Saturday, raising concerns about grain supplies in the world’s biggest wheat consumer.
And the USDA is reporting that a whopping 71 percent of all winter wheat in the United States has been affected by drought…
A limited supply of soft white wheat, the primary type of wheat grown in the Inland Northwest, has helped lead to a six-year low for wheat exports from the United States. That’s according to the USDA wheat report for February.
We struggle to feed the entire world even in the best of years, and this definitely is not going to be one of the best of years.
Another factor that can drive up the cost of food is soaring energy prices.
The national average of a gallon of gasoline in the United States has crossed the four dollar threshold.
For example, at one gas station in Los Angeles consumers are now paying about seven dollars a gallon to fill up their vehicles.
What would skyrocketing gas prices do to our economy?
This war is going to end up deeply affecting every man, woman and child on the planet.
Normal is not returning… Jesus is!
After Jesus raptures His church… He releases the Black Horse spirit of famine who rides forth bringing his shortage of wheat!
How could all these anticipated wheat and food shortages be happening simultaneously across the globe and also occurring in sink with the war on the “bread baskets” of Ukraine and Russia?
God’s Sovereignty is moving earth closer to the edge of the Tribulation. Grocery store food shelves began emptying during COVID. After two years of the plandemic, now this horrible war comes behind and is shaking earth to an even greater degree! What’s coming next is anyone’s guess but I suggest the church would be wise to start looking up!
It seems like the future food shortages are arriving sooner than anticipated and may possibly be God’s preplanned precursors to the Black Horse of famine in Revelation 6. Talk about a wheat shortage! The famine becomes so severe near the start of the Tribulation that those left behind will need to work a whole day just to be able to afford enough wheat to sustain them for another day! Death released by the pale horse follows closely behind the black horse of famine!
Did you notice that Revelation 6:6 specifically mentions a wheat shortage in the last days?
Based on the untimely war in Ukraine, we can now begin to envision a scenario where any one of the dramatic changes brought on by the war could become the lead domino to a much more unstable world.
A domino effect or chain reaction is the cumulative effect produced when one event sets off a chain of connected events.
I’ve always envisioned the end times would unfold rapidly like a row of dominoes. It takes just one domino falling to unleash a major chain-reaction. We are living in the rising tide of darkness before the rapture of the church and the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia is like someone taking their finger and starting to apply pressure on the first domino.
The question is, will this Ukraine conflict and the moves countries are making in reaction to it be enough to trigger the final church-age, prophetic chain reaction?
Baptist International Evangelistic Ministries
Miraculous Answers To Prayer
Dear Friends of BIEM,
- Keep praying for the families of our Ukrainian missionaries who are waiting in Poland and Western Ukraine hoping to get visas to come to the United States. So far there are no emergency visas available. They are hoping that this will change when President Biden visits Poland on Friday. They base this on the fact that when Canada’s Prime Minister visited Poland, the government there quickly persuaded him to open Canada to Ukrainian war refugees. He did so, and so quickly that Canada was receiving Ukrainian war refugees in just 3 days! Pray that our government will do the same.
2. We have more and more people taking trips from western Ukraine, where they buy food, medicine, and supplies, to the war-torn areas in Central and Eastern Ukraine. They return with their cars, vans, and buses full of refugees fleeing the war.
Miraculous Answer To Prayer
3. Once again we are glad to report that none of our folks have been injured and none of the church buildings we have built have been hit. However, a bomb last night landed within 100 feet of the home of one of our families in Kyiv. An empty rocket shell landed in the neighbor’s garden. Please continue to pray for their safety.
4. Last night one of our families received 37 refugees from Chernihiv who came in four vehicles. One vehicle broke down and they had to tow it which slowed them down so much that they did not arrive until 1 AM – well past the curfew. This band of refugees does not want to go to the west. They want to stay nearby so we are finding Christian homes willing to take them in that are not that far from Chernihiv but still considered safer.
Thank you for your concern and for praying for Ukraine and the Ukrainian People,
President – BIEM
IRPIN, UKRAINE — MARCH 4, 2022: Civilians, mostly women and children rush to board any train car that still has any room on it, as the sounds of battle Ð gunfire and bombing Ð fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces draw closer to the city of Irpin, Ukraine, Friday, March 4, 2022. (MARCUS YAM / LOS ANGELES TIMES)
The Prophetic Impact of Russia’s War with Ukraine
Tim Buck – Fotet.org
The Lord is Sovereign in Times of War and Peace!
“Ever since the pandemic started I believed that all that is going on is setting up for the coming of Jesus and the start of the Tribulation.”
The day after Russia started dropping missiles onUkraine, pastor Greg Laurie took to Facebook with a message. “To much of the world, current events may look like the unhinged machinations of a maniac intent on worldwide disruption. But to believers the war can be viewed as a sign of the second coming of Christ.” Is there any prophetic significance to what is happening in Ukraine right now? The answer is…Yes!
As always, when an end-time event as big as this war breaks out, the internet is ablaze with prophetic forums about the meaning of Russian’s invasion of Ukraine. We hear endless chatter about how Putin is Ezekiel’s Gog and that somehow the war in Ukraine will precipitate the Battle of Gog and Magog’s invasion into Israel because Putin is Antichrist so after Ukraine, Putin will most certainly invade Israel. And on and on it goes including the notion that we are now living in the 7-year Tribulation! Where do I begin?
I sometimes equate Bible prophecy teachers today like the wild, wild west and especially those who have never come to understand the Islamic paradigm in Bible prophecy and therefore have no anchor for interpreting world events. Instead of adhering to a careful, biblical study of the last days, prophecy prognosticators prefer to go off on current events and try to make them fit their version of end times. Sadly, most people don’t know the difference!
With regards to this horrific war, I do not believe it has anything to do with the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39 and the war of Gog and Magog. As I’ve taught HERE, HERE and HERE, the Battle of Gog and Magog is simply the Old Testament story that provides the believer with the details of the Battle of Armageddon at the end of the Tribulation.
The book of Revelation is sparse on details for the Battle of Armageddon and the book of Daniel provides the foundation for just about every major prophecy in Revelation except the Battle of Armageddon. However, God uses the prophets of Ezekiel and Joel to give us all the details and fill in the gaps.
From these two great prophets, we have everything we need to know about this war and its dramatic ending with the Cloud-Rider appearing with His army in the sky! God always warns his prophets first (Amos 3:7) about major end-time events and so it’s natural for the Old Testament prophets to be describing the Battle of Armageddon before it appears in Revelation (Ezekiel 38-39; Joel 3:8-17).
Putin is like the ‘new Hitler on a rampage’ and he’s doing exactly what Antichrist will do in the Tribulation but is he Antichrist? Russia “is bombing women and children, nursing homes and hospitals, and everything in between. This is the most aggressive military action that has been taken since World War II and there’s a likely chance Putin will continue to conquer other non-NATO states in parts of Europe. While the Ukrainian army and citizens have put up fiercer resistance than was anticipated in Moscow, Russia is not losing this war.
But according to Ezekiel 38:17, Gog is Antichrist and Putin, although very evil and acting like Antichrist, cannot be Antichrist for two reasons.
First, the Apostle Paul makes it clear in 2 Thessalonians 2:5-8 that the church is not going to see Antichrist! Antichrist, the “man of sin,” will not be revealed until after the Rapture. God is still graciously working out His unique plan for the Church-Age and Jesus is still calling out His beautiful bride (the church) and therefore, the restraining ministry of the Holy Spirit is holding back the arrival of Antichrist until God sends Gabriel and his trumpet to call us home!
In God’s sovereign plans, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has resulted in hundreds, if not thousands of Ukrainian souls coming to salvation and therefore becoming part of the body of Christ and His bride! Some startling testimonies are coming out of the war zone of souls being saved! Instead of the Rapture, God is still building His church!
On an important side note, the war has also brought thousands of Ukrainian Jews back to Israel in fulfillment of Bible prophecy! This is another, important, prophetic implication of this war and how God is using it to fulfill His purposes for Israel.
The second reason why Putin cannot be Antichrist is because Antichrist arrives AFTER the arrival of the Ten-King Empire, not before. Daniel 7:24 makes this point clear.
The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. AFTER THEM another king (Antichrist) will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings.
Daniel says that the formation of the ten-king empire is the precursor to the first appearance of Antichrist. Does anyone see a ten-king empire yet? Not me! So why all the internet chatter about Putin being Antichrist and suggesting we are now in the Tribulation?
Although a possibility, I do not see this conflict escalating to World War 3 at this time. I certainly could be wrong but I say that primarily because so many nations are already in the proper place predicted in the Bible before the start of the Tribulation.
However, it’s becoming more and more apparent this conflict will result in big developments that could push the world closer to the start of the Tribulation.
We currently see the West going all in to isolate Russia financially and economically. This could backfire badly!
The long-term ramifications of this will be interesting to watch and could be a turning point bringing the nations and events of the Tribulation into clearer view:
- I would watch for efforts made by non-Western countries to create their own economic and financial infrastructure to make themselves less dependent on the West. For instance, look out for efforts of oil-producing nations to begin accepting payment of oil in non-U.S. currency. Because of Biden’s insane energy policies, Saudi Arabia is now in talks to scrap the petro-dollar requirement for purchasing oil. This will be disastrous for the U.S. and could weaken our economy overnight. Is it time for America to fall? “God’s Sovereignty is my Sanity!”
- I would also watch for geopolitical realignment that brings the most dangerous, anti-American countries together. Imagine how powerful the geopolitical alliance between Iran, Russia, China and North Korea would be.
- As always, prophecy is Israel and Jerusalem-centric and so it’s vital to watch the shenanigans of the nations surrounding Israel including Turkey, Iran and their anti-Israel ally’s. One of the offshoots of this war could become the formation of an anti-Israel political block of Muslim nations (red countries below). These countries will feel it’s in their interest to combine their resources into a Muslim alliance or Caliphate and I suspect we will begin to see this happen sooner, rather than later!
Despite the perilous times, God doesn’t want His children to live in fear or to stop living your life. If we believe that Jesus is coming back soon than we should be busy about our Master’s business. Plan like Jesus isn’t coming back for 100 years, but live like He’s coming back today,” the old preacher advised.
The worst thing you can do is to get paralyzed and worried. Instead we need to take our cares to the Lord. We have a lot to do until Jesus comes. Live your life, pray for direction from God, and do what you believe God is telling you to do with your life.
Remember this: Jesus is going to be on time and the main thing is for us to be ready!
“For yet a little while,
And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.”
Baptist International Evangelistic Ministries
Biden Abruptly Halts
VISA Program for Ukrainians Wanting To Come To America
Dear Friends of BIEM,
- Right now we have one of our former national missionaries who is fluent in Polish, English and Ukrainian working with the US Consulate in Krakow where we have about 20 family members (women and children) of our missionaries waiting to get visas. There are others from war areas under attack who have been evacuated to Western Ukraine that may join them if these 20 succeed in getting visas. Initially we thought that we would get some of these refugees into the US within a couple of weeks. However, our people working with the US consulate in Krakow have been informed that the Biden administration abruptly ended the emergency visa program for Ukrainians almost as soon as it started. The press release about Biden opening his arms for Ukrainian refugees is simply not true. Our people in Poland waiting for visas have been told that their only options are the standard B1 & B2 visas which will take much longer. The best we could hope for is the end of April. We just don’t know. Once they get an appointment at the Consulate we will know more. Currently all are waiting for appointments. Please pray that they will get appointments soon.
- Most of our national Ukrainian missionaries with young families have been able to get their families made up of women and children to Western Ukraine or Europe with most in Poland. The men all remain in Ukraine where most of their churches serve as bomb shelters where they provide food and lodging along with prayer and sharing of the Gospel. Many are being saved.
- The areas where 3 of our churches are, have come under such heavy attack that the focus is on evacuation.
- Several of our men are making dangerous trips from the south and west into Kyiv and north of Kyiv to bring in badly needed food, supplies and medicine. Check the War Video Updates section of our Website to view some of their efforts.
Thank you for your concern and for praying for Ukraine and the Ukrainian People,
President – BIEM
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Special Ukraine Update
Is The War in Ukraine Part of Ezekiel’s Gog/Magog Invasion?
Are there prophetic implications to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – could it trigger The War of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38-39?
have a role in end-times Bible prophecy? Who/what are Gog and Magog? Is the Russian invasion of Ukraine part of end-time prophecy?
The goal is to reestablish the Russian Empire, however the real story is Israel. Is the stage being set for the Gog & Magog War of Ezekiel 38 & 39?
It seems that many Christian leaders are watching closely to find out. Some have made a leap of faith and claim God’s prophecy is being fulfilled, while others have cautioned it is just too early to tell.
In recent days, videos have popped up all over the Internet, including on social media, the websites of Christian ministries and on Christian media outlets, citing passages from Ezekiel 38 and claiming that the end times are here.
The decision by Russian President Vladimir Putin to launch an illegal invasion of Ukraine has dominated global headlines and social media for over a week. As of today, over 1 million have fled Ukraine.
It has also generated a wave of questions about Bible prophecy and the last days.
First, are there prophetic implications to this horrible new war in Ukraine and fears throughout Europe that Putin may invade other countries as well?
Second, could this war in Europe trigger the end times scenario that Ezekiel described as the “War of Gog and Magog” in chapters 38-39 of Ezekiel?
You can watch my teaching on this, “The Magog Invasion” HERE.
Old and New Testament prophecies that describe future end-time events, particularly what the Bible describes as the “Battle of Gog and Magog,” remain a mystery to many.
Unfortunately, very few pastors or Bible teachers have ever carefully studied these prophecies, much less take the time to explain them to lay people. Indeed, most pastors tend to ignore end-time prophecies altogether.
That leaves lay people, who have hungry hearts to understand Bible prophecy, to form opinions that are web based and driven by social media or by watching TV “prophecy experts.” With these as our training tools, there’s no shortage of confusing opinions and this just may be the least reliable places to learn Bible prophecy!
The cruel and horrific war that Russia has unleashed on Ukraine has created a tragic situation as innocent Ukrainians are being killed for no reason other than the evil heart of Russian dictator, President Putin.
It is apparent that there is a great need for humanitarian assistance that will likely continue for some time as most Ukrainians are losing their income while costs of available necessities have skyrocketed.
Russia is stirring and evil is rising. About 600,000 people have fled Ukraine in the last 6 days.
The bear has always been wicked but now it is as though Mr. Putin is possessed. He is showing aggression not seen in decades. He seems to have transformed recently into ultimate evil and with the images playing out in front of us, that is obvious.
Nuclear forces are now alerted in Russia. Talk about perilous times (II Timothy 3).
Now Israel is on alert because Putin announced he no longer recognizes Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. This announcement seemingly came out of left field but may be related to Putin’s close relationship with Iran in Syria.
Society became fear-based two years ago with the pandemic, which opened the door for government overreach. More and more, the world has been on edge.
The Church will soon be raptured and will never know who Antichrist is and the leader of the Russian invasion is not Antichrist. But Vladimir Putin is “Antichrist-esque.”
We may find the conflict in Ukraine is an end-time turning point. It is much more than “wars and rumors of wars” predicted in the Bible for the end-of-days. It is further destabilizing a world that is already groaning, fearful and weary.
It is impossible to keep up with the signs of the times any more. In the 80’s if one sign a month came in, I was thrilled. Now it’s a sign a minute! The world is about to enter the most dangerous time in history but we are about to be HOMEWARD BOUND!
The world lacks strong, forceful leadership. You can hardly point to a capital in the world today that reflects leadership. And that’s when tyrants rise.
One wonders if it is 1942 or 2022. Watching refugees on the run, having left possessions, people and even pets behind, tears at the heart. One day they had a normal, prosperous life and the next, they were being hunted. The strong, and particularly bullies, always want to destroy the weak.
Is this a temporary catastrophe or is it leading to WWIII? How does it fit into biblical prophecy? We have more questions than answers. What I’m certain of is that God is allowing all of this to happen so that all things fall into place.
The enemy must keep stirring things up with pandemics, wars, economic peril, uncertainty, and more. To ready the world for what’s coming, the old standards must be riddled with confusion and chaos.
The wars of this Church Age pale in significance to the mayhem and trauma of the coming Tribulation period. You don’t want anyone you love left behind.
Signs are a harbinger of the Lord’s return. We are seeing such events happen closer together, in real time, just as the Bible predicted. You can almost hear the hoof beats of the Four Horsemen, which means the disappearance of the Church via the Rapture is imminent.
New Testament saints regarded the rapture as something that could happen at any moment. They lived with an EAGER EXPECTANCY and that’s what we should do as we listen for the trumpet.
We received the following word from my good friend, former Pastor and now Seminary Teacher in the Ukraine, Bruce Tuttle, who is now holed up in a root cellar outside of Kiev.
Even though he had the opportunity to leave, Bruce decided to stay when the war began. Here’s his report…
Today, we have heard sirens, but with no explosions afterward.
Igor, a pastor here in Bila Tserkva, a great friend, and one of our graduates, packed his large family and mother-in-law in his minivan and sent them toward his oldest and married daughter in western Ukraine. However, after an hour on the road, they have only traveled 20 kilometers.
I just received 2 calls, neither of them encouraging. One young Christian lady called, crying, to beg me to take her and other young ladies from her church to the Moldova border. What moves her to this near hysteria is a call from her pastor. He was weeping and insisted that she and other young ladies from the church must leave immediately. I think the new danger that frightens them is the coming of the army from Belorussia.
The second call was from Igor (my best Ukrainian friend and one of our graduates), saying that I cannot leave and should not even be on the streets, since I am an American and it wouldn’t go well if I were to meet Russian soldiers. And Igor told me about his family’s inability to get far down the road toward a safer place.
Still, for all of that, we know the character of our Father-God, and have a multitude of His promises to put some steel in our backbones. Ah, and please pray that our hearts will remain bathed in the peace of God that passes all understanding, and that we (like Moses) will endure “as seeing Him who is invisible”!
Okay, I’m running on . . . but please sense in all of this how precious your prayers are on our behalf!” Blessings! Bruce
Please pray for Igor and Bruce as no one knows what the future holds for these two servants of God.
Kropyvnytskyi, Ukrainian orphanage takes children into bomb shelter.
Ukrainian Jews Immigrate to Israel against the Backdrop of Disaster and War at Home
2,500 Ukrainian Jews file Aliyah requests — Jewish Agency
Around 2,500 additional Ukrainian Jews have asked to immigrate to Israel and take citizenship since the onset of Russia’s invasion, a governmental organization says.
The Jewish Agency for Israel, which handles immigration matters, says that it has received over 5,000 inquiries about immigration to Israel. Around half have requested to immigrate immediately, the agency said.
Ukraine is home to a Jewish community of around 43,000. But approximately 200,000 Ukrainians are eligible for immigration under Israel’s Law of Return, which extends the right to citizenship to anyone with one Jewish grandparent.
Please pray for the doors to open that would allow the Ukrainian Jewish community to return home to Israel in these last days!
Liberty In America
Facing Our Greatest Threat
Today, a surprisingly large percentage of the U.S. population is openly embracing authoritarianism while the underbelly of our government is pushing to destroy America and impose tyranny!
If you think I’m exaggerating, let’s look at some of the results of a recent Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports national survey to see just how far our once great nation has fallen.
“Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Democratic voters would favor a government policy requiring that citizens remain confined to their homes at all times, except for emergencies, if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine”
Are you kidding me?
A solid majority of all Democrats would like to lock the unvaccinated in their own homes except for “emergencies”.
And since Mr. fix-it Fauci has admitted that COVID will be with us forever, such a measure would be implemented on an indefinite basis.
“Nearly half (48%) of Democratic voters think federal and state governments should be able to fine or imprison individuals who publicly question the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications”
This is another sign that free speech is almost dead in our country. If we can’t even ask questions, what kind of society are we going to have?
The U.S. Constitution is supposed to forbid such government restrictions on speech, but apparently half the Democrats don’t believe in the Bill of Rights anymore.
“Forty-five percent (45%) of Democrats would favor governments requiring citizens to temporarily live in designated facilities or locations if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine”
Yes, you read that correctly. They really do want to put the unvaccinated in camps.
And sadly, this isn’t just a fringe group of Democrats we are talking about.
Nearly half the party would support doing such a thing, and that says a lot about where we’ve fallen to today.
“Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Democratic voters will support temporarily removing parents’ custody of their children if parents refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine”
Wow. Nearly a third of all Democrats would support this? This is yet another sign that people need to be moving out of blue states while they still can.
Religious Exception Tracking System
On top of that report, the Biden administration has just set up a system for federal workers to track all “unvaccinated employees who ask for religious exemptions”…
According to a report by the Daily Signal, the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia, an independent federal agency designed to aid Washington D.C. courts, created the “Employee Religious Exception Request Information System” to track unvaccinated employees who ask for religious exemptions from Biden’s federal COVID-19 shot mandate.
The Federal Register describes the new system as the best way to keep track of “personal religious information” that is collected “in the context of a public health emergency or similar health and safety incident, such as a pandemic, epidemic, natural disaster or national or regional emergency and/or any other lawful collection of employee information or data that is necessary to ensure a safe and healthy environment for individuals.”
Those with concerns about this new system only have until Feb. 10 to offer any public comments. It’s unamerican for the Biden administration to do such a thing, but they are going to do it anyway.
Let’s recap the whole survey to show the grim picture of America today:
- 78% of Democrats supported Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates.
- 59% of Democrats support mandatory house arrest for the unvaccinated.
- 55% of Democrats support the government fining the unvaccinated.
- 48% of Democrats support fining or imprisoning people that publicly question the efficacy of the vaccine.
- 47% of Democrats favor a government tracking program for the unvaccinated.
- 45% of Democrats support forcing the unvaccinated to live in designated facilities.
The radical Left and their followers have gone COVID-crazy.
At this point, new authoritarian measures are being implemented on almost a daily basis. If the authoritarian wing of the Democratic Party has their way, we may get there during this presidency.
This is such a dangerous time in our history, because we are on the verge of losing all of the liberties and freedoms that previous generations of Americans worked so hard to win for us.
Please pray for America and especially pray that God will allow the preaching of the Gospel to continue until the Rapture.
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Reading: Revelation 17-18