A WAVE OF PERSECUTION IS UPON US BUT IT WILL BACKFIRE

 

The mood—the one that pleases people when Christians are harassed and blamed, is upon us.  I am warning you it’s about to spike, and the mindless ferocity of it will surprise you.

I was led to a specific moment like this recorded in the Book of Acts: Acts 12:1-3, “Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. 2 Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also.”

As I prayed, I experienced colliding emotions of dread and excitement.  The Holy Spirit made it clear that persecution against Christians is going to spike in the United States in the next few months.  He also made it clear that this would touch off a towering flow of miracles of healing.

Satan wants America destroyed.   It is the grand prize.  With America gone, the devil can unleash worldwide devastation.   But the global tyranny that he craves cannot happen until the American firewall is removed.

He also knows that he can only destroy America from within.  Somehow, he must pit us against each other. 

The only deterrent to civil war at this point is Christianity.  Notice that I do not say the church, I say Christianity.  The church is sidelined by equal parts division and denial.  The Christianity seeping out despite religion is the only thing protecting us.

The devil’s weapon of choice is hate.  He must foment hate.  Today, that hate is coming from the very people claiming to be fighting hate: secular progressives, and social justice warriors.  You have seen how the things that were once loving, moral and trustworthy, including marriage, manhood, military service, freedom of speech, witnessing, the Bible and, yes, freedom itself, are now hateful.

 

God has been lovingly warning the American Church.  He has repeatedly ordered the church to stand as one against immorality, but she has flatly refused.  God now reserves the right to use persecution to wake up the church and spare the nation.

Is there any good news in this?  There is much good news, but only for a certain group.  The core of Christians who refuse to side with the compromised church, and who are seeking Jesus, will be protected and used mightily.  Persecution will backfire!

The boomerang effect is seen in ancient Israel.  Exodus 1:12 says “But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites.”

After Herod arrested Peter, an angel appeared and brought him out.  This miracle ignited the church.  I am telling you what the Holy Spirit has told me.  Every vessel that seeks God right now will receive greater power and greater miracles.

Call it legend, call me crazy, but I know that this wave of persecution is here.  We can turn it all around.  We can regain lost ground.  Those who disobey God cannot escape this misery and those who obey God will granted special grace and increased supernatural power.

Paul wrote to a worried Philippian church to tell them about the shock outcome of his imprisonment.  It serves as a promise to us of what is about to happen as a result of persecution in America.

Philippians 1:12 “And I want you to know this, dear brothers: Everything that has happened to me here has been a great boost in getting out the Good News concerning Christ. 13 For everyone around here, including all the soldiers over at the barracks, knows that I am in chains simply because I am a Christian. 14 And because of my imprisonment, many of the Christians here seem to have lost their fear of chains! Somehow my patience has encouraged them, and they have become more and more bold in telling others about Christ.”

TODAY IS NOT A REFERENDUM ON TRUMP

Don’t believe a single word from those who are calling today’s election a referendum of President Trump.  Today is not a verdict on Donald Trump.  This is not about the left seizing the perceived hatred of Trump.  This is something else altogether.
Some Republicans in the House did not jump on the Trump train soon enough to benefit from his wins.  Let’s not forget how, early on, the leadership of the Republican Party fought Trump.  They even maneuvered to prevent him from running for President.  He had to overcome obstacles on both sides of the aisle.
If the Republican Party had seized two issues, they would be seeing a Red Wave today instead biting their nails.  Immigration and the economy are the two things an overwhelming number of Americans care about.  They want jobs and they don’t want their neighborhoods invaded.  Establishment Republicans were to slow to understand that.  They still feared the media.
Even during this election cycle, many House Republicans were slow to understand the groundswell of grassroots support for Trump.  Look at candidates whose hide is being saved because, just in time, they wisely identified with Trump.

Moreover, House elections are local not national.  What the left is grabbing hold of is the frustration of a do-nothing congress.  Candidates are vulnerable because of their local, lackadaisical leadership—their clinging to establishment ways—and for doing nothing while they had the chance.  None of which is Trump’s fault.
That is not to say the Left’s answer is any good. Their cure is far worse than the disease.
The Left has good reason to try to pin their nonexistent blue wave on Trump.  They want to weaken him.  However, the weakness came from Paul Ryan’s brand of “sort of say something, and sort of do something.”  Republican tabling, delaying, snide remarks against Trump tweets, and trying to appear to be getting things done, is coming home to haunt them.
Look at today this way: Your football team was down 28-0 at the two-minute warning and you finally put the right quarterback in.  He is miraculously driving up and down the field and may have enough time to pull out a win.  Trump has frantically rallied in so many places in the last few weeks that it makes me dizzy.  If God can use anyone to pull out a miracle it is Donald Trump.
But if the gun sounds before he can save the house…don’t blame him, it is totally not his fault.  If he does pull out a win the Republican Party better give credit where credit is due.

What are you hearing from the pulpit of your church?

Are you being rallied to vote?  Are you being armed with Scriptural precepts that show your undeniable duty in this hour?

The day when vessels of God could leave politicians alone is gone.  The preacher who rebukes politicians today is not partisan or political—they are a normal servant of God.

That’s a bitter pill to swallow—but swallow it me must.   The fictional detective Sherlock Holmes said, “How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?”  What is left to you when you remove the mask of the Democratic Party? The truth about them is undeniable.

Here is the truth about the Democratic Party:

-The Democratic Party will work to force Christianity to change.  Hillary Clinton said, “religious beliefs have to be changed.”  CA Democratic Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi said, “the church must evolve.” They are the ones who let slip the goal of the Democratic Party.

-The flood of illegal immigrants you see—the open borders you see—the relentless effort to change the face of America you see is not by accident.  It is by design.  The sole intention of this invasion—for that’s what it is—is to keep an elite cadre of leftists in power.   These elitists are in education, entertainment, media, technology and politics.

-They are the one who espoused violence.  Faulty explosive devices sent to Liberal leaders?  They blame Trump?    Now they are calling for conservatives to stop violence?  They have zero evidence that anyone except one deranged lunatic anything to do with those bombs.

Eric Holder said to kick them.  Hillary said you can’t be civil.  Maxine Waters called for mobs to form and harass them.  Joe Biden and Robert Di Nero want fist fights with Trump. The New York Times runs a fantasy piece about assassinating Trump. Madonna said she wanted to blow up the White House.

I ask you…are conservatives rioting, burning, or shooting Democratic politicians?  Do you see widespread civil unrest fomenting among Trump supporters?  Who holds up bloody heads of Trump? Who cheer at plays that depict the assassination of Trump?

The call to tone down the rhetoric on both sides sounds rational but it is wholly misguided unless the left admits they are mostly responsible.  Physical violence is almost the exclusive domain of the left.  Trump supporters may yell and scream but examples of violence are rare compared to the left.  How rich is it that George Soros is now condemning violence and hate after he has funded it for years?

But the real issue is that leaders in the Democratic Party will not call off their dogs.  They are okay with riots.   This is but a taste of the tactics they will employ not only on the street but in government.  If they resort to riots, burning down buildings, bullying, censorship, and intimidation now…what will they do if they regain power?

No pastor—no matter how famous or wise—has been able to offer even a weak argument to defend their silence.  Instead, even when confronted with all the facts—knowing they are without excuse—preachers simply drop the God Card: “God told me to keep quiet.”  Well, no He didn’t.

Some say they don’t want to lose their tax exemption.  What good will your tax exemption be when your congregation is driven underground?

When unapologetic evil emanates from the Democratic Party you vote against them.  When soul-withering incompetence threatens to rule the House and Senate you stop it.

This Sunday every pulpit in America must direct their congregation to vote and how to vote against the destruction of America—for that is exactly what you will be doing.

This is it!  You will have only one chance in your life to stop this madness.  So, I ask you one last time…what is your church saying about this election?

NOT ASHAMED OF CHRIST

The Left is pouring tens of millions of dollars into Texas to defeat Ted Cruz.  But they are not just after his policies they are after his faith.  He knows it but he refuses to be ashamed of Christ.
It is the Left that has turned this into a spiritual war.  They claim they are contending for justice.  But we already have justice.  They claim they are fighting for equality.  But we already have equality.  They claim they are battling for prosperity.  But we already have that too.
No, what they want is something darker.  They oppose Christ.  They dislike the Bible.  They are comfortable with witches using witchcraft on Justice Kavanaugh.  They can’t speak without using obscenities and vulgar references.  Who always shows their hatred for America?  Who is always looking to help the workers of other nations more than American workers.  Jobs not mobs is not a slogan it is the unvarnished truth.
Ted Cruz is a brother in Christ who refuses to back down on his faith even when it means a firestorm from the Left.  It is time for Christians to draw a line in the sand.
Right now, that line in the sand is being drawn by Senator Ted Cruz.  He openly declares, “Faith and Christianity, will help restore the country to greatness.” The Texas senator and son of a Carrollton pastor is sticking to his Christian roots.
“For too long there has been a spirit of fear and timidity in Washington,” Cruz told The Dallas Morning News. “We should not be ashamed of Christ. We should be willing to speak the truth with a smile.”
Cruz believes the nation must return to its Judeo-Christian roots. “Pulling this country back from the cliff we’re facing will require us remembering who we are, rediscovering those values that built America in the first place,” he said.
His faith is not the wispy kind.  He sees that a man of God takes care of his own. His conviction to build the wall does not contradict his faith in Christ.  “One of the most important elements to dealing with the drug problem is finally securing the border,” he said.
Along with the wall, the U.S. senator from Texas would triple border patrols, establish an e-verify system for employers, develop a biometric entry-exit system for visas and enforce existing laws.
“We know how to do this,” he said. “The only thing that is missing is the political will.”
 “As the voters get close to Election Day, they’re looking more at the records of the candidates,” Cruz told The News. “People are tired of being burned. … As the voters compare my record, there is a marked difference. I have been fiscal conservative, a social conservative, a national security conservative.
At every point on his campaign, Cruz asks voters to pray for him and the country, using one of Ronald Reagan’s favorite Bible verses, 2 Chronicles 7:14, as inspiration.
“If my people, which are called by my name, would humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear their prayers and will forgive their sins and I will heal their land,” That says it all.  Pray for Ted Cruz and if you can vote for him.

If we understand the times, we can see a golden age for America were righteousness is exalting us again.  Let’s surround President Trump with strong Christian men like Ted Cruz.  If we fail to stop the Left we are inviting untold misery.  Never has the choice been clearer.

Is Soros paying Born Again Christians

A new video from the American Association of Evangelicals says this about George Soros: “through his many funding ventures, has been busily infiltrating the Christian base in America to divide, and ultimately conquer, the religious minded within the Republican Party.”

In the AAE press release they name Reverend Jim Wallis who is touring the states right now to get Christians to vote against Republicans.  “Rev. Jim Wallis and allies are now touring many states on ‘Vote Common Good’ buses to … split the evangelical vote before the mid-term elections.”

The video shows a voice recording of Jim Wallis the leader of Sojourners ministry denying he got funds from George Soros.  Cheryl Chumley of the Washington Times said this:  “But guess what?  His denial’s proven a bit — umm, wrong.

Soros-tied Open Society money and grant dollars have not only flowed by the hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Sojourners, AAE reported. But Soros-tied Open Society money and grant dollars have been flowing to the Sojourners for some time.”

“Soros Funding of Sojourners Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg,” wrote National Review in August of 2010.  Not only that but this has been going on for years.  The Blaze reported this back in October 2011: ““George Soros Sends $150000 to Jim Wallis‘ Left-Wing Group Sojourners.”

The Sojourners has wholly given themselves over to the left but continues to masquerade as Evangelical Christians doing the work of Christ.

Their website says things like, “We are evangelicals, Catholics, Pentecostals and Protestants; progressives and conservatives; blacks, whites, Latinos, and Asians; women and men; young and old … [and] seek to discover the intersection of faith, politics, and culture,”

Their magazine says things like “No Wall Between Amigos.” And this: “Conservative Court-Packing Isn’t About Abortion — It’s About Culture: If the Right really cares about abortion, they should reduce poverty.” And this: “In the Midst of a Political Emergency: The administration is threatening the soul of this nation.”

They oppose Trump at every turn.  They espouse big government socialism.  Remember,  they are touring 31 states for the single purpose of getting Christians to vote for Democrats.

There’s nothing pro-Donald Trump, pro-conservative, pro-limited government, pro-Constitution about this group’s goals — or, for that matter, about the Vote Common Good bus tour, currently winding through 31 cities of America.

The front organization for this tour is called Vote Common Good.  It’s leader Doug Pagitt said this: ““we believe the Trump administration needs to be restrained” and that he simply wants Americans to “consider the common good when they vote.”

Cheryl Chumley says “What’s going on here is not so much Christianity as it is partisan politicking under cover of religious teaching. It’s the furtherance of a George Soros style of progressivism, but cloaked in Christianity — and backed by George Soros bucks — and made all the worse by the initial denials of the George Soros ties.

Anyone can toss down a Christian card, even an atheist. But a clue to identify an anti-American enemy is the wolves always want Big Government, bigger government, a more powerful centralized system with weakened rights for the individual — and if it’s secret Soros dollars and Bible-thumping that gets them there, so be it.”

Be on guard!  Don’t be fooled and don’t forget to vote.  This is the single most important election in our lifetime.

Donald Trump: Working to improve the lives of people who hate him

Donald Trump is working to improve the lives of those who hate him.  He just kept his promise to put Brett Kanvanaugh on the Supreme Court and he is being hated for it.  Ironically, this will make life better for women even though many on the left refuse to see it.  He risks being hated, embraces the hate and keeps working for those who despise him.  He is working to make life better for every demographic group that is calling for his removal and even his death.

Now humor me as I engage is some sarcasm:

-Even though only 8% of blacks voted for him and many black leaders vilify him, he is working to reduce crime, fix crumbling streets and buildings and bring real jobs and real hope to the inner city…I can see why you hate him.

-He is working to improve the lives of women.  He built a multi-billion-dollar empire on a system of merit that promoted men and women equally.  Because of him, the workplace is becoming family friendly with maternity leaves.  Companies are giving women bonuses because of the strong economy.  I can see why you hate him.

He got government off the back of small business—women are the fastest growing group of small business owners.  I can see why women don stupid hats and cuss him out and call him Hitler.

The President is working for the environmentalists who hate him.  Everyone knows the future is in renewable energy but we need a bridge to that future.  Environmentalists want to shut down all fossil fuels and create calamity for the rest of us—especially poor people.  They remind me of the new-age midwives who want women to give birth cold-turkey just to feel all the pain.

These elitist environmentalists don’t have to drive a semi to feed their family.  They will fly around in private jets polluting the air while they lecture they poor fighting to get to work in the only car they can afford.  Refusing to build this bridge to renewable energy is a great way to kill the mother and the baby.  I can see why you hate him.

He is working for poor Americans by securing our borders.  When a criminal or a terrorist enters our country where do they go?  They immediately set up shop in the inner city.  They take the jobs from those who need them most—they plan their mischief in the ghetto.  I can see why inner-city Americans hate Trump…he is putting them first.

When will you wake up from your liberal media induced coma?  Obama had eight years to make black lives matter in Chicago.  He could have sent in the national guard and stopped the killing.  He was more concerned about Syrian refugees than American refugees from violence—I can see why you loved Obama.

An overwhelming number of millennials lived in your parent’s basement under Obama.  Now you don’t.  He put way more energy into putting a man in the women’s restrooms than to putting you in a real career.

And finally, to all of you celebrity Pastors still afraid of support Trump because he is not “pastor” material, let me say this: Would you stay in a church where half of the people lied about you every day and wanted you out.  Would you—knowing there were greener pastures, a bigger church with a higher salary and more adulation—stay and serve?  Yeah I see why you look down on Trump.

Government work?  Trump didn’t need it.  But tell me, where else could Obama have gone?  Can you see Barack trying to build a business in New York City?  He couldn’t do anything but government…and, in my opinion, he was deplorable in government—buttressed by the fantasies of the liberal left.  Again, I can see why you credit Obama for our current economic boom and you hate Trump.

With all bias against him and the massive unfairness heaped on him…Trump still wants to make America great.  How easily—Mr. celebrity pastor—could Trump say, “the heck with all this, I don’t need this for me and my family.

There are many areas Donald Trump needs to grow spiritually but in one area he has zoomed ahead of most preachers: Matthew 5: 44 “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you…”

I really need you to read this.

It was not just a tent meeting it was God publicly displaying His power to do the impossible.  From the jump, we were handed a long list of impossibilities.  It was impossible to get the site we needed.  It would be impossible to go 6 straight nights and hope for any kind of a crowd.  It was impossible to get churches to cooperate with each other in a city notoriously called a graveyard for preachers.

We would be in the shadow of Burning Man—a gigantic event known worldwide—no one will know you are here.  Some even referenced the strong winds that blow in September here in the mountains.  At every turn, we faced a threat that promised to end our vision for Living Proof Reno.

Then I was given a direct order from the Holy Spirit: 6 straight nights of miracle rallies.  Even as a young man, a single night of miracles could drain me for days.  At most, I remember doing 3, maybe 4 in a row.  Now I was to do 6!

I cannot describe what happened in those 6 nights.  It would take me months to do it justice.  However, many are saying this tent meeting is a turning point for this area.  I wish I could go into detail about every testimony of healing—there were scores and scores who were touched by Jesus.  I wish I could portray the moments when souls met Jesus in dramatic ways.  Many who simply walked in off the street and were overcome by the power of God.

Friday night was one of the greatest manifestations of the Holy Spirit I have seen in 50 years of ministry.  There is no doubt we could have continued these meetings and they would likely have grown in attendance and intensity.  There is a big reason we cannot stay in Reno.

I need to talk to you about Houston Texas, and San Antonio Texas.  We are doing something now that is even more challenging than Reno.  We are like an army coming out of a great battle and turning to march to an even greater battle.  The biggest challenge we face is time.

I am especially directing my appeal to leaders, Pastors and concerned Christians.  I am coming to Houston October 22nd and to San Antonio October 23rd to meet you!  I am asking anyone who has a heart to see a miracle to join me.  Register by clicking here:  https://app.mobilecause.com/f/1xez/n

We are still scrambling to catch up from the 4 months that I was flat on my back.  We had seriously talked about cancelling the great invasions in the inner cities of Houston and San Antonio.  The Holy Spirit said to go in faith and believe for an epic breakthrough.

How can we cancel while the nation writhes in the agonies of addiction, political hatred and division?  How can we cancel when cities are ravaged by violence?  How can we be silent when God-hating mobs are filling our youth with lies?

That is why no matter what the cost—no matter how draining—no matter what the danger we will bring to Houston and San Antonio the kind of meetings America saw in the 1950s when miracle evangelists turned cities upside down!

 

I need your help.  I am praying as I have never prayed before for God to send us workers.  Would you like to see addicts delivered?  Prostitutes transformed?  Gangsters made into new creations?  Then join our army!

I am especially directing my appeal to leaders, Pastors and concerned Christians.  I am coming to Houston October 22nd and to San Antonio October 23rd to meet you!  I am asking anyone who has a heart to see a miracle to join me.

I’ll have coffee and donuts for you but most of all I have a plan form God and fire from the Holy Spirit for you to make history!

I know this is all short notice, but God does some of His works on short notice.  The Bible says, “Then Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced that God had prepared the people, since the events took place so suddenly.” -2 Chronicles 29:36